Academic Gap Program

Academic Gap Program

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Registration is open for:
Spring 2021

‚ÄčProgram Length: Semester or Year Long Program

Language of Instruction: English

Application Deadline:

Spring – November 30, 2020

Application Requirements: Students may apply if they will have completed high school/secondary school by the start of the Gap program with a high school GPA of approximately 3.0 (80/100)

Program Dates:

Fall 2020: Arrival Info Here - End Date December 18 

Year 2020-2021: Arrival Info Here  – End Date May 14 

Spring 2021: January 11 – May 14 

During the fall semester, the program will be operating under a hybrid model offering in-person/online classes. If physical presence is not possible, you will be able to participate in your courses remotely and complete your program within the scheduled timeframe.  Additional details and arrival instructions will be shared with confirmed participants.


Choose your own adventure with our Academic Gap Year or Semester abroad. This program will give you a headstart opportunity by spending a year or semester abroad to explore university life. With a gap under your belt, you'll receive university credits to apply to a degree program, and with these extra credits, you may even be able to complete a university degree sooner than expected. A gap experience is not a year off but actually a year on!.  


Israel is a country ranked #3 for innovation. So what better place to get that headstart than a Reuters Top 100 University, where you’ll discover rigorous and inspiring academic course options. View our latest rankings.  


You may even be able to incorporate an internship into your gap programming (if you have previous work or intern experience) or take our service learning courses (one offered each semester) which give you the chance to volunteer in Tel Aviv communities and make a lasting local impact through your service. 


This program offers you the independence to explore your passions while living in the backdrop of Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural, commercial, and creative center. No wonder Gap students typically go on to display higher academic performance in their undergraduate studies than other students!


Most of our Gap students enjoy living on campus in our fully furnished dormitories. Our on-campus housing offers 24-hour security, a Student Life Team (called Madrichim) available 24/7 who live on premises, and most importantly, a welcoming and inclusive environment where life extends beyond the classroom. 


Apply now to start your journey of non-stop discovery and innovation, while joining a diverse community at Tel Aviv University. 


Program Highlights

  • Participate in a variety of courses gaining insight into academic fields that interest you

  • Receive academic credit before beginning your undergraduate career

  • Live and learn among fellow Study Abroad students from around the globe, while connecting with Israeli students

  • Pursue your passions alongside your coursework: internships, volunteering, service-learning and more

  • Tour Israel on exciting overnight excursions across the country

  • Ongoing support from a 24/7 Student Life Team


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