Programs : Brochure
Ben Gurion University International Program (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Beer-Sheva, Israel
- Program Terms: Autumn Semester S/A, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Summer Quarter
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: UW applicants only
|Autumn Semester (August-December), Spring Semester (January-June)|
|Credits||Approximately 24 UW credits|
|Eligibility||Sophomore standing; minimum 3.0 GPA|
|Language||No previous Hebrew knowledge required|
|Advisers||Mike Renes | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Application Deadline||March 15 (Autumn Semester); August 15 (Spring Semester)|
|General||Students participating in this program will study Hebrew and take classes in English designed to enhance the experience in Israel. To create a fully immersive experience, students will live with Israeli roommates and volunteer in the community.|
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
As an international student at Ben Gurion University, you will study Hebrew language, in addition to choosing from a variety of courses taught in English that are designed to enhance and connect with your experience in Israel. Tracks in Israel Studies, Global Health and Sustainlable Development are also available within the program.
Hebrew language study is a critical component of the Overseas Student Program. The Ulpan is an intensive immersive Hebrew language course that is mandatory for all year and semester students. It incorporates a traditional curriculum of reading, writing and conversation skills with media, such as Israeli music, newspapers, movies, radio, as well as field trips.
Ben Gurion University is located in Beer-Sheva, Israel's fourth largest city, often called the capital of the Negev region. To complement your academic studies, you will be encouraged to participate in volunteer service, which will deepen your knowledge and exposure to Israel and its people.
You will also explore Israel on trips organized by the Overseas Student Program, where you will learn about the country's history, landscape and diverse traditions. Finally, as a student at Ben Gurion University, you will become a part of the University's vibrant student body and gain a deep understanding of Israeli life from the "inside."
You will live in dormitory apartments with Israeli students, providing you with the opportunity to practice your Hebrew and forge a genuine connection with Israelis.
In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The IPE Administrative Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to the program provider. Download the application from the Ben Gurion University Overseas Student Program website and submit directly to them.
See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.
See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.