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  • Locations: Be'er Sheva, Israel
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission 06-AUG-2020 23-DEC-2020
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and Ben Gurion. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your BGU application may be earlier. Confirm the deadline on their website. Program 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.
Year 2020-2021 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission 06-AUG-2020 08-JUL-2021
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and Ben Gurion. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your BGU application may be earlier. Confirm the deadline on their website. Program dates include the Summer Ulpan session, which is a mandatory intensive Hebrew language course for all semester students.

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Hebrew Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Host Institution
Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Margaret Walter
Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, Global Development Studies, Hebrew, History, Information Technology, Jewish Studies, Mathematics & Statistics, Political Science, Public Health, Systems Engineering
Program Description:
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Ginsburg-Ingerman
Overseas Student Program

Semester 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. Click here for course selections in English for both the Fall and Spring semesters.

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.

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.


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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.