Ben-Gurion University’s Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP) is a unique Israel study abroad program that offers a world-class academic experience, opportunities to connect with international and Israeli students, and a vibrant campus life at the university consistently ranked #1 by Israeli undergrads.

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has an international reputation for multidisciplinary academics and research, ranking number 18 in the Top 50 Under 50 universities worldwide. BGU’s OSP students have the opportunity to learn from many of the University’s top instructors through a variety of courses taught in English. Topics range from anthropology, environmental studies and political science to global health and Israel studies. OSP students may explore a variety of disciplines or focus in on one of our specialized academic concentration areas.

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and the Negev

BGU is located in Beer-Sheva, the capital of Israel's Negev region. This thriving city of over 200,000 has a diverse population comprised of new immigrants, veteran Israelis, young families and some 20,000 BGU students. In fact, 50 percent of the city’s population is under the age of 34.

Beer-Sheva is known for its warm, welcoming community and rich cultural life. Its "Silicon Wadi" is a prime destination for international high-tech companies and cyber security research and development.

Just outside BGU's oasis of innovation is the awe-inspiring Negev desert filled with desert flats, sand dunes, cliff faces, and deep canyons that stretch for miles.

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Applying to BGU's Ginsburg Ingerman Overseas Student Program is easy with our online application and admission procedure.

Once you have begun the process, we'll work with you and your home university to ensure the proper paperwork is in place.

BGU's OSP offers financial aid opportunities to eligible students.