The U.S. Office of Academic Affairs arranges at least two group flights out of New York City each year. For exact dates, please refer to our calendar or your Student Handbook.
The group flights are managed by our affiliated travel agency. Tickets are open-return, non-stop on El Al Airlines. The group is accompanied by a representative from the NY office and is welcomed in Tel Aviv by TAU International staff. Ground transportation is also provided to all group-flight participants.
While the group flight is optional, please consider the following benefits:
Important: In order to register for the group flight, you need to complete the registration form that you received with your Student Handbook (i.e., welcome packet), and return directly to travel agency. Due to new TSA regulations all students will be required to submit a copy of their passports when booking their travel to Israel.
STUDENTS ARRIVING INDEPENDENTLY
Students making their own travel arrangements should try to arrive at the dormitories between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the same day as the Group Flight participants. Students exempt from the Ulpan should arrive one week prior to the start of the semester.
Students arriving independently must notify the Head Counselor of their arrival time in advance. The Head Counselor’s phone number may be found on the safety and security page.
The dormitories are located in the vicinity of Tel Aviv University’s main campus in Ramat Aviv, the suburb just north of Tel Aviv. Buses 27 and 74 (departing from the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv) and Bus 25 (departing from the center of the city) offer direct and frequent service. Reasonably-priced taxi services are available to the Tel Aviv University campus from Ben-Gurion Airport and from the Central Bus Station.
Upon arrival at the university, check in with the TAU International office located at the Carter Building in the center of campus. Room assignments are arranged by the office in Israel.
The telephone number of the TAU International office, open Sunday to Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. is (03)-640-8639.