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

Taught in English, this four-week program provides both theoretical and practical knowledge as well as hands-on experience in the field of data mining. Students take two courses, “Basic and Advanced Methods in Data Mining” and “Machine Learning-Based Solutions for Cyber Security problems” as well as take part in professional field trips to leading companies in order to enhance their understanding of data mining and cyber security.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation (suspended for 2018)

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 looking for a longer experience abroad are welcome to apply to the OSP for the spring semester during which we offer courses in Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Global Health International Summer Program

Taught in English, this four-week program 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 or looking for a longer experience abroad are welcome to apply to the OSP for the spring semester during which we offer a variety of courses in Global Health.

Intensive Hebrew Language (Ulpan)

Students interested in learning or improving their Hebrew study can apply to the OSP for our intensive Hebrew language program (Ulpan). Participants can choose either a four-week or six-week course during the summer or winter. Please note that the Ulpan is mandatory for all semester/academic year students and is included in the program; these students do not need to apply to the Ulpan separately.

Full-Time Research Internships

Students can attend BGU to partake in an academic research internship that is tailor-made to their interests academically, professionally, and personally. Applicants are usually matched with a university department, center, or professor. Internships can be done at any point of the year, as long as a placement is available, and are usually a minimum of three months.