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.
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.
Be'er Sheva, Israel
The Overseas Student Program (OSP) is designed for college students seeking a unique academic experience in Israel. Students study Hebrew language (no background necessary) and choose the remaining courses from a variety of subject areas. In addition to special focuses in Global Health, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Israel Studies, and Sustainable Development & Environment, students have the choice of taking courses in areas such as anthropology, gender & women's studies, health sciences, history, linguistics, literature, Middle Eastern studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology. Students are eligible to take courses directly at Ben-Gurion University.