Math Study Opportunities Outside of PLU

Summer Opportunities

Research Experience for Undergraduates Programs (REUs) are great programs to attend in order to enhance your undergraduate research experience. Here are two sites containing information about REUs:

Here are two great summer programs designed specifically for women undergraduates in math:

The NSA is the number one hirer of mathematicians in the United States. A great way to get your foot in the door (and also a great way to have an extraordinary time working with cool math) is to participate in its Director’s Summer Program.

Study Away Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities to learn mathematics in a variety of countries, and students are encouraged to spend some time studying mathematics abroad. Perhaps the most well-known and successful study abroad program in mathematics is the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics. We also recommend PLU’s gateway study abroad programs in Trinidad & Tobago or in Namibia. Neither of these programs are specifically for math majors, but students can take rigorous mathematics classes at the University of the West Indies or the University of Namibia while studying abroad.

Also, the Center for Women in Mathematics at Smith College offers two programs for women: the Junior Program, for undergraduate math majors, and the Post-Baccalaureate Program, for college graduates who did not major in math or “whose math major was light”.
Internship Opportunities

For more information about possible internships, you should consult the PLU Academic Internship Office.