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Areas of Study: Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Hebrew, Political Science Language of Instruction: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Housing Options: Residence Hall
Program Description:
The Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) invites you to take the road less traveled and experience Israel as never before. Raise your expectations and participate in a truly unique immersive study abroad program.

As an international student at BGU, you can spend a semester or yeartaking challenging and inspiring courses. You will study Hebrew language as well as a variety of courses taught in English that are designed to take advantage of the many academic specialties of BGU. Students can also choose courses from our optional semester tracks inEntrepreneurship & Innovation, Global Health, Israel Studies, and Sustainable Development & Environment.

Ben-Gurion University boasts an outstanding international reputation in multi-disciplinary academics and research. OSP students will be exposed to many of the top instructors at the University through a variety of courses taught in English. Topics vary from anthropology, environmental studies and political science to global health and Israel studies. Students may sample from a variety of disciplines or focus in on one of four concentrated study tracks.

Hebrew language studies are also emphasized, as the key to unlocking Israeli culture and society. Coursework is enhanced by a variety of volunteer opportunities and educational excursions, all of which combine to provide a tremendously rich academic experience.

To complement your academic studies in Israel, you’re encouraged to participate in volunteer service or a for-credit academic research internship, which will deepen your knowledge and exposure to Israel and its people.

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.

You will also explore Israel on trips organized by OSP, where you will learn about the country’s history, landscape and diverse traditions. Finally, as a student at BGU, you will become a part of the University’s vibrant student body and gain a deep understanding of Israeli life from the “inside.”
 

Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 01/01/2020 TBA TBA