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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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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.



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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