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Study Abroad

Studying mathematics abroad recognizes the historical and current contributions to the field from all over the world.  Math is often cited as a universal language.  Other cultures may approach the teaching and practice of mathematics differently.  For this reason it is important to study abroad to learn of the different perspectives on the theoretical and practical uses of mathematics.

Many of the courses required for the mathematics major can be taken abroad. One important exception to this is MATH 300 (“Fundamentals of Abstract Mathematics”). Because few schools offer a course comparable to this one, students are encouraged to take it at UR. Before enrolling in a mathematics course abroad, students should consult with the mathematics coordinator, to confirm that the course will transfer for UR for academic credit towards the math major requirements.

Considerations by Year

First-Year Students

First-year students planning to study abroad should try to complete MATH 211, MATH 212 or 232, and preferably either MATH 235 or MATH 245 during their first year. A meeting with the mathematics coordinator to discuss study abroad plans is advised.

Second-Year Students

Students are encouraged to take MATH 300 during the semester that they are NOT studying abroad, and should complete MATH 235 and MATH 245 during this year. In addition, completing a 300-level math elective, either at UR or abroad, is recommended.

Third-Year Students

Students are strongly encouraged to complete either MATH 320 (offered in Fall semesters only) or MATH 306 (offered in Spring semesters only) during their junior year. Students who can find an acceptable version of one of these courses at their study abroad institution should be able to complete the major on time. Alternatively, some students choose to take a transferrable 300-level math elective abroad, and take either 320 or 306 at UR.

Fourth-Year Students

Students who have not yet earned credit for both MATH 306 and MATH 320 will need to be present at UR during the semester in which the needed course is offered, unless an acceptable version can be taken abroad. Students entering the workforce will usually need to be available for interviews during the Spring semester, so studying abroad during that semester is not encouraged.

Recommended Programs

Below is a list of programs that the Mathematics Program recommends for receiving math transfer credit. To explore these and other programs, including summer programs, internships and semester programs in other locations, as well as information on financial aid, scholarships and application procedures, visit the Office of International Education.

Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Lancaster, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
London, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction:
Locations:
Sydney, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Galway, Ireland (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Locations:
Santiago, Chile (Latin America)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Portuguese
Locations:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Latin America)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
London, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Locations:
Madrid, Spain (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Locations:
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Latin America)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Italian
Locations:
Verona, Italy (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English, German
Locations:
Konstanz, Germany (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Bristol, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Norwich, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Hong Kong, China (Asia)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Melbourne, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Dunedin, New Zealand (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior
Minimum GPA: 3.7
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Oxford, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Brisbane, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
St. Andrews, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Sydney, Australia (Australia/Pacific Islands)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Coventry, United Kingdom (Europe)
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Bridgetown, Barbados (Caribbean)
Kingston, Jamaica (Caribbean)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean)
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Graduate/Law
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English
Locations:
Uppsala, Sweden (Europe)

Mathematics Study Abroad Advisor

Contact Dr. Lester Caudill for advising specifically related to study abroad.

Contact Us

Office of International Education
Carole Weinstein International Center, suite 103
Phone: (804) 289-8836
studyabroad@richmond.edu
international.richmond.edu