Semester / Year Abroad
Semester / Year Abroad
Program Length: Semester or Year
Language of Instruction: English
Admission Requirements: Undergraduate students enrolled at accredited institutions of higher education.
Program Dates: End of July- Early January (Fall); Mid January- Early June (Spring); End of July – Early June (Year)
Application Deadlines: Fall Semester and/or Full Year: April 15 Spring Semester: November 15
Program Dates: July- January (Fall), January- June (Spring), July- June (Year)
Expand your horizons as you live and explore the growing city of Tel Aviv while taking part in the academic excellence of Tel Aviv University for a study abroad semester or full year. Tel Aviv and its booming population, innovative spirit, edginess, beautiful beaches and 24-hour lifestyle gives the city a cosmopolitan flair that makes it a perfect destination to spend a semester or year while studying at a world class institution. Located in the heart of Israel, Tel Aviv has easy access to the entire country. TAU’s campus is only a short twenty minute bus ride or even a short twenty minute bike ride away from the city center.
Should we tell you more? Here are the advantages to studying abroad with TAU:
Unique Study Abroad Coursework
While studying abroad, students have the chance to study a wide variety of coursework across many disciplines. Many of the courses have a unique connection with Israel and/or the Middle East region, and therefore give unparalleled insight into the subject matter. For example, what better place to study innovation than in the start-up capital of the world, or to study water safety and security than in the very region where this question is on the forefront of research efforts?
The study abroad experience begins with a mandatory intensive Hebrew language course, called an Ulpan, to first prepare students for life in Israel. We offer all levels of the language, so no matter your current ability we have a course to suit your needs. From there, study abroad students enroll in 5 courses for the semester and can choose from a wide variety of fields and courses offered in English.
Check out the Curriculum section of this site for more detailed information.
As much as possible, we strive to provide our students opportunities to immerse into local communities and get a feel for the Israeli way of life. For example, many of our study abroad programs offer students the chance to work directly with professional organizations and businesses in Israel as part of their learning experience. In addition, to gain global professional experience while studying, students may consider choosing the “Study abroad & Internship program”. TAUi internship programs enable students to gain valuable work experience, explore potential career paths, build a network of contacts and learn from experts. Also, TAUi is currently adding volunteer and social engagement opportunities to the list of offerings we have – stay tuned for more on that coming soon!
Immersive Cultural Activities and Excursions
Our Student Life Team (“Madrichim”) organize a wide variety of events and activities for our study abroad students throughout the semester, including several overnight excursions within Israel. Examples of past activities include Tel Aviv neighborhood tours, student welcome and farewell receptions, karaoke night, international pub trivia, Israeli film nights, “Krav Maga” workshops, and much more. Study abroad alumni have raved about the activities and excursions our Student Life Team organizes and we are proud to have these as an integral part of our study abroad program.
Lively Campus Life
TAU’s campus is centrally located in the Ramat Aviv neighborhood, a short distance from the city center and the beach. While on campus, you will get to enjoy our beautiful 220 acre green and lively space filled with 30,000 students - many international students but many locals as well. On campus you will find many libraries, cafes, cafeterias, a student pub, great outdoor sporting facilities and also indoor sporting facilities. As a student you will have access to a discounted gym rate which offers three pools (one Olympic sized) a great indoor gym and an always visited gymnasium. There are tennis courts on campus, as well as volleyball courts spread out throughout the open areas.
Most of our students choose to live in our conveniently located fully furnished, modern student housing located within walking distance from the University campus. Housing includes 24-hour security and supportive resident counselors called Madrichim. As part of the TAU International community you don’t have to worry about a support system, since we work really hard to give all of our international students personal attention.
TAU International is ready and eager to welcome you to campus for your study abroad experience. We have a full staff dedicated to assisting the international students on campus such as yourself with any matter that you may need help with: academic advising and registration, housing, social and cultural activities, student affairs matters, advice for how to make the most of Tel Aviv, and so much more! We offer a comprehensive orientation day during your arrival week as well as ongoing support throughout your semester. In addition, our Student Life Team is available 24/7 for emergency support. We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to the TAU International family!