We offer several short-term study programs, usually lasting between four to six weeks during the summer. These programs provide unique experiences and include organized trips and excursions, volunteer opportunities, social activities, and lectures from well-known BGU professors.

Data Mining & Business Intelligence for Cyber Security Applications (new!)

This four-week English-taught program provides both theoretical and practical knowledge on data mining. Students take two courses, “Advanced Methods in Data Mining” and “Machine Learning-Based Solutions” as well as participate in a mandatory one-week internship at BGU’s Cyber Security Research Center. In addition, students take part in professional field trips to leading companies in order to enhance their understanding of data mining and cybersecurity.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation (new!)

This four-week English-taught program gives students hands-on entrepreneurial experience right in the heart of the “Start-Up Nation,” known for success in high-tech entrepreneurship. Students take two courses, “From Idea to Start-up” and “Leadership in Organization,” visit leading high-tech companies, and hold meetings with venture capitalists and Israeli government agencies. Students will also partake in guest lecture series and events such as hackathons.

Students who are not selected for the summer program are welcome to apply for our semester program during the spring that offers courses in Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Global Health International Summer Program

This four-week English-taught program at BGU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines classes, professional field trips, and a practicum. Students take two courses, “Health in the Age of Globalization” and “Israeli Public Health Innovation for the World,” as well as participate in a week-long practicum in an organization or clinic focusing on a health topic of particular interest to the student.

Students who are not selected for the summer program are welcome to apply for our semester program during the spring that offers courses in Global Health.

Intensive Hebrew Language (Ulpan)

Individuals can come to Beer-Sheva to learn Hebrew by attending either a four-week or six-week intensive language course (Ulpan). The Ulpan is also offered during the winter for four or six weeks. Please note that the Ulpan is mandatory for all semester/academic year students and is included in the program.

Full-Time Research Internships

Students can attend BGU to partake in an academic research internship during the summer that is tailor-made to their interests academically, professionally, and personally. Applicants are usually matched with a university department, center, or professor. Internships are usually a minimum of three months and cover a wide range of academic disciplines.