Pre-Departure Information

Student Pre-Departure Handbook

After acceptance to a TAUi International Program, you will receive a comprehensive handbook that covers everything from flights, visas, packing tips, arrival information, detailed housing information, campus resources, health and safety, student life, purchasing cell phones, tips for communication, food and living expenses, travel around Tel Aviv and Israel, and much more. Although the handbook is long, we encourage you to read this handbook very thoroughly in order to prepare for your time abroad. We also encourage you to print a copy and bring it with you to be used as a resource during your time in Tel Aviv. You can download sample handbooks below according to your program. Please keep in mind these are examples of past handbooks. The most updated version will be emailed to you once you are accepted and that is the version you should refer to when preparing for your time abroad.


Sample Handbook for Study Abroad and Short Term Programs

Sample Handbook for Master’s Program Students

Sample Handbook for PhD and Postdocs


Arrivals Web Site

In addition to the handbook, you can visit our TAUi Arrivals site which has information on your arrival week and includes information on:

  • Getting to campus from the airport
  • How to reach the TAUi on-site staff
  • A detailed schedule for arrival day and orientation day
  • Housing check-in information
  • Hebrew Placement Exam information (for Fall and Spring Semester students)
  • Comprehensive resources that will be useful to you upon arrival and during your first week, such as a Welcome Kit from the Student Life Team (Madrichim)


Housing Assignments

For students living in campus housing, you will be notified of where you are living prior to your arrival (for example, in the Einstein Dormitories). However, your specific roommate assignments will not be released prior to your arrival on-site. You will find out your room assignment, and your roommate and/or suitemate information, when you check in on arrival day. There are no exceptions to this. In addition, please keep in mind that we do our best to accommodate submitted roommate requests, but we are never able to guarantee requests.


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