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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev website  (map)

Sponsor: Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program

Location: Beer-Sheva, Israel


The Overseas Student Program at Ben-Gurion University allows students to study Hebrew language, in addition to choosing from a variety of courses taught in English. As a complement to academic studies, students are strongly encouraged to participate in volunteer service, research, internships, and/or service learning.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Term Notes: This program follows the Israeli academic calendar: Fall Quarter begins in late-July and ends in late-December. Winter/Spring Quarters begin in early-January and end in late-June.


Important Note
This program is located in country under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning and operates with special permission under the university's travel policy.

Students enrolled in this program will be required to adhere to additional security measures and sign a release acknowledging the Travel Warning.

This program is subject to suspension or modification at any time. These matters will be discussed in more detail during advising appointments and pre-departure orientation.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a Ben-Gurion University application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Hebrew, Arabic

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students are required to:

  • Enroll in summer or winter Ulpan (intensive Hebrew language study) before the start of the program;
  • Take a Hebrew language course during the program.


University housing (self-catered)

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $18,285

Billed by Northwestern: $13,650

Estimated additional costs: $4,635

  • Meals: $1,100
  • Airfare: $1,650
  • Local transportation: $400
  • Books & supplies: $150
  • Personal expenses: $1,100
  • Visa: $75
  • GeoBlue: $160

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