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.
The purpose of the Summer Program in Data Mining and Business Intelligence is to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge, including tools, on data mining. The program offers two academic courses (each for 3 credits), where students learn the basic tools of data mining and the utilization of machine learning techniques for solving cyber security problems. The program includes a mandatory one week internship at BGU’s Cyber Security Research Center. The internship corresponds with the course materials and contributes the practical experience component. In addition, students will take part in professional field trips to leading companies, in order to enhance their understanding of data mining and cyber security.
Be'er Sheva, Israel
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.