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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

Description: 

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.

Terms: 

  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Requirements: 

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 an NU 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.

Housing: 

University housing

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $17,570

Billed by Northwestern: $13,100

  • Tuition: $7,200
  • Ulpan: $1,500
  • Housing: $1,900
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $4,470

  • Meals: $1,200
  • Airfare: $1,350
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $1,600
  • Visa: $75
  • HTH: $145