|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||U.Va. applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||01-NOV-2018 **||Rolling Admission||03-JAN-2019||12-JUL-2019|
|NOTE: Dates include the Winter Ulpan session, which is a mandatory intensive Hebrew language course for all semester students.|
|Summer||2019||01-APR-2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Year||2019-2020||01-APR-2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall Semester||2019||01-APR-2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||2.5|
|Language Requirement:||none||Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Housing:||University dormitory||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Hebrew||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at foreign institution||Tuition Payments Made To:||Host Institution|
|Advising Appointment Required:||Yes||Education Abroad Advisor:||Margaret Walter|
|Application Fee:||Yes||Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||Yes|
|Subject Area:||Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Cultural Studies, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, Global Development Studies, Hebrew, History, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Public Health|
Overseas Student Program
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 year taking challenging and inspiring courses at BGU. You will study Hebrew language, in addition to choosing from a variety of courses taught in English that are designed to take advantage of the many academic specialties of Ben-Gurion University. Our Sustainable Development, Global Health, and Israel Studies courses have been particularly successful in the past.
Those who are looking for a shorter Israeli experience can enroll in our Ulpan (Hebrew language study) independently from the OSP.
To complement your academic studies in Israel, you will be encouraged to participate in volunteer service or an 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."
Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program homepage
Summer subject areas include:
- Data Mining & Business Intelligence for Cyber Security Applications
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Global Health International Summer Program
- Intensive Hebrew Language
Ben-Gurion University Scholarship
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Beer-Sheva, Israel offers a scholarship for tuition to one UVA undergraduate to study there during either Fall or Spring Semester. All UVA undergraduates are encouraged to apply. A scholarship committee reviews the applications and makes awards on a number of factors, including quality of the application and academic merit. To apply, please complete the Education Abroad Scholarship Application online.
Please Note: Regions within Israel are considered by the U.S. Department of State to be "High Risk", and/or have an advisory of "Reconsider Travel" or "Do Not Travel". Consult http://iso.virginia.edu/travel-alerts-notices-warnings and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html to see if, based on your travel for university related purposes, you must submit a petition as part of your Education Abroad application per the UVA Policy on Student International Travel.