Academic Gap Year
Academic Gap Year
Program Length: Year Long Program
Language of Instruction: English
Admission Requirements: Students holding a high school/secondary school diploma are welcome to apply
Application Deadline: April 15
Program Dates: July - June
If you are not yet a bachelor student, but can’t wait to come to Tel Aviv, join us for your first year of college in TAU International!
Academic Gap Year students are integrated with the rest of the year-long study abroad programs for coursework and activities, but receive extra support from our experienced program staff.
During your time with us you will be able to experience all of Israel with fellow study abroad students during three exciting trips:
Northern Israel: visit Karmiel, on the northern edge of the beautiful Galilee; Kiryat Shmona, surrounded by beautiful green expanses; and the Kinneret, where you can melt in the hot springs.
Southern Israel: spend a few nights in Eilat. Sip sweet tea in historic Bedouin tents, let a camel take you on a tour, give a dolphin a high five, and float away in the Dead Sea.
Jerusalem day trip: explore history in the Western Wall Tunnel Tour, feast on great schwarma in the Old City, and put a personal note in the Western Wall.
When you’re not in class or traveling the country, take advantage of all Tel Aviv has to offer. Hop on a local bus across the street from the dorms and be downtown within minutes. Take a dip in the sprawling ocean, grab a cappuccino at a coffee shop, rent a bike and cruise to the magical Rothschild Boulevard, stop off at the shuk and pick up some locally grown fruits and vegetables, dance the night away at a nightclub, check out a local art exhibit, figure out which hummus place is your favorite – become a Tel Avivian!
You will be enjoying a fully furnished, modern student housing if you choose to live on campus, which includes a 24-hour security and supportive resident counselors called Madrichim (guides). A warm and inclusive community is formed within the dorms; students often hold potluck dinners, afternoon coffee breaks, late night discussions, and birthday gatherings.
TAU is known for its active student life, with an extensive offering of clubs and athletic associations to join and regular cultural events. Additionally, TAU International arranges events for international students regularly throughout the academic year.