Overseas Student Program
The Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) invites you to take the road less traveled and experience Israel as never before. Raise your expectations and participate in a truly unique immersive study abroad program.
As an international student at BGU, you can spend a semester or year taking challenging and inspiring courses. You will study Hebrew language as well as a variety of courses taught in English that are designed to take advantage of the many academic specialties of BGU. Students can also choose courses from our optional semester tracks in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Global Health, Israel Studies, and Sustainable Development & Environment.
Those who are looking for a shorter Israeli experience can enroll in one of our several summer programs: Data Mining & Business Intelligence for Cyber Security Applications, Innovation & Leadership, and Global Health International Summer Program. We also offer an Ulpan (Hebrew language study) for four or six weeks during the summer or winter.
To complement your academic studies in Israel, you’re encouraged to participate in volunteer service or a for-credit academic research internship, which will deepen your knowledge and exposure to Israel and its people.
You will live in dormitory apartments with BGU students, providing you with the opportunity to practice your Hebrew and forge a genuine connection with local Israelis and other international students.
You will also explore Israel on trips organized by OSP, where you will learn about the country’s history, landscape and diverse traditions. Finally, as a student at BGU, you will become a part of the University’s vibrant student body and gain a deep understanding of Israeli life from the “inside.”
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