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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

BSCS: Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science, Budapest, HUNGARY

Dear Colleagues,

If you have undergraduate students looking for an interesting study abroad experience that will 
keep them on track in their philosophy, psychology, computer science, or cognitive science major, 
please point them towards the Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science (

It is a really good program, and has had regular participation from scholars doing interesting 
research at the intersection of philosophy and computer science, such as Colin Allen, Ron Chrisley,
Peter Erdi, and George Kampis.

The official program announcement is below.  If you or your students have any questions about the 
program, please contact me ( or the program office at

Tony Chemero
US Director of BSCS


The BUDAPEST SEMESTER IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE (BSCS, website:, our Hungarian study abroad program, that may be of interest to undergraduate 
students in Cognitive Science and other disciplines.

BSCS, established in 2003 focuses on cognitive science from an interdisciplinary perspective and 
offers credit-earning courses in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, biology, and 
computer science; as well as continuous and optional intensive Hungarian language courses. The 
program is complemented by an optional independent research module tailored to students' curricula
and research interests.

BSCS is hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Eotvos Lorand University 
(ELTE), Hungary's premium science university established in 1635 and serving as a centre of 
excellence for modern higher education. A world-class new campus has been added to the premises of 
ELTE, built on the scenic banks of the Danube and hosting the Faculties of Natural and Social 
Sciences and Informatics, where BSCS courses are held.

Budapest provides an excellent and highly inspiring setting and our vibrant metropolis is a hub of 
a wide range of interdisciplinary studies and research; boasting a bustling Central European 
experience with a growing English-speaking academic community. Furthermore, the city serves as a 
gateway to Vienna, Prague and other major attractions of the region.

Visit our website for more detailed information (  Email inquiries to, or to Tony Chemero, US Director,

Tony Chemero,
Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, 
PA USA 17604-3003 o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
Tony Chemero,
Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, 
PA USA 17604-3003