The ulpan is an intensive immersive Hebrew language course that can be taken for either a four-or six-week period during the summer or winter. It incorporates a traditional curriculum of reading, writing and conversation skills with media, such as Israeli music, newspapers, movies, radio, as well as field trips. The course meets for four hours daily, Sunday-Thursday. Students are placed in an appropriate level based on results of a written exam prior to departure and an oral exam upon arrival. There are many levels of Hebrew offered in the ulpan from very basic to extremely advanced so students do not need any previous knowledge of Hebrew to attend.
This four-week English-taught program gives you academic training and hands-on entrepreneurial experience right in the heart of the Start-Up Nation. During this program, you will gain the following career-boosting skills and experiences: Develop a business plan. Conduct market surveys. Create a work plan. Make a mock presentation to investors. Network with and learn from leaders in business and high-tech. Understand how to lead effectively within an innovation ecosystem, such as Israel. You’ll take two intensive courses specially designed to help you translate business ideas into successful business ventures. "Innovation”—Develop strategies for implementing innovation in a start-up or established company within the global system. "Leadership in Organization”—Learn how to be an effective and inspired leader within the context of an innovation ecosystem.
The global health program at BGU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines classes, professional field trips and practicum. We believe a large part of the learning occurs in the field. That’s why students will not only hear about global health but they will also visit places and meet people that actually practice or demonstrate aspects of global public health in Israel. Students will also be assigned to an Israeli institution/organization that applies Israeli innovation in global public health for one week and learn about the realities of global health first hand.