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Ben-Gurion University: Israel: Beer-Sheva: Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program
Be'er Sheva, Israel (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UVA 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 14-JUL-2019 08-AUG-2019
Year 2019-2020 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 25-JUL-2019 18-JUL-2020
NOTE: Dates include the Summer Ulpan session, which is a mandatory intensive Hebrew language course for all semester students.
Fall Semester 2019 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 25-JUL-2019 24-DEC-2019
NOTE: Dates include the Summer Ulpan session, which is a mandatory intensive Hebrew language course for all semester students. The semester end date may vary depending on classes taken.

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
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:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Cultural Studies, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, Global Development Studies, Hebrew, History, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Public Health
Program Description:

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 programs:

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 and 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.