Overview: Summer and Language Programs

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Tel Aviv University International reserves the right to cancel any of the programs below due to low registration.


If you’re ready to engage in non-stop discovery in one of the most exciting cities in the world, then Tel Aviv University is your destination and our Summer Programs are your ticket.

Take a deep dive into some of the hottest topics around.  From Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship, and Smart Cities, to Epidemiology and even languages (Hebrew, Yiddish and Academic English) you have an extensive choice of options from our world renowned faculty, and you’ll be taught from leading experts in their field.

With programs for undergraduates, graduates and professionals, you’ll join a diverse cohort and campus.

You'll meet students and professionals from all over the world, and with a full schedule of trips and events outside the classroom, you'll make lifelong friendships and professional connections.

So spend this summer in Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural and technological hub.  With a non-stop spirit for discovery, innovation, and diversity, you’ll find out why Tel Aviv ranks 6th worldwide for its startup ecosystem and has earned its status as a top travel destination in the world.


Summer Programs

  • Summer Research Program in the Sciences (Open for Summer 2021​)

    Join us for a unique 8-week program where you’ll experience science first-hand and become part of a research group at Tel Aviv University. You’ll be assigned to a variety of labs in the sciences under the supervision of an experienced scientist while serving as full-fledged members of the scientific team.

    The program will culminate with a Final Symposium where you’ll present your research findings to the rest of your group and faculty.

    Enroll now and discover why Israel is ranked 3rd in the world for the quality of its scientific research institutions.

  • Smart Cities (Open for Summer 2021​)

    The unprecedented growth of population in urban environments over the last decades makes the smartification of cities a timely topic.

    The focus of this program will be on the design of human-technology interfaces, understanding the beliefs we always form and update regarding the surrounding artifacts, and the relationships we create with apps, bots, machines, and with other people. Pedestrian cognition, for example, is hugely affected by new modes of sensation, perception, behavioral intentions, and actual behaviors. 

    Where better to study the ‘smartification’ of cities than in one of the smartest and greenest cities of the Start-up Nation?

  • Summer in the Start Up Nation: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business (TBD for Summer 2021)

    Dubbed one of the most innovative cities in the world, Tel Aviv is the perfect setting to study business, innovation, and entrepreneurship in depth. 

    Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship have brought the world so many important things, including jump drives; instant messaging; cherry tomatoes; drip irrigation; and the world’s smallest video camera that can be swallowed for internal medical examinations; and so much more.

    Join us, and you’ll discover the traits that produce more venture capital per capita and startups than any other country in the world.

  • Fundamental Technologies of Cyber Security (TBD for Summer 2021​)

    Israel is a leading powerhouse for Cyber Security innovation. Join our program, and you’ll focus on the technical aspects and examine the fundamental technologies of Cyber Security Systems, including BlockChain; Cryptology; Hash Function; Crypto-Techniques; Asymmetric Encryption; and more. 

    You’ll begin by participating in the world-renowned Cyber Week conference on campus, where you will be privy to a unique gathering of cybersecurity experts, industry leaders, investors, academics, and government officials.

  • Excavations Programs (TBD for Summer 2021​)
  • Advanced Cyber Security: The Evolution of the Cyber Threat (Not offered in Summer 2021​)

    Join this elite program taught by one of Israel’s leading experts in the field.  You’ll explore Cyber Security from the perspective of national and economic security, the complexity of policy-making and strategy, and the relationship of Cyber Security and governance. 

    You’ll begin by participating in the world-renowned Cyber Week conference on campus,  where you will be privy to a unique gathering of cybersecurity experts, industry leaders, investors, academics, and government officials.

  • Middle East & Israel Studies (Not offered in Summer 2021)

    How and why does religion factor into the Arab-Israeli conflict? 

    What is the dilemma of religious movements and democracy? 

    How does Iran affect the region and, in particular, Israel? 

    What is political identity, and how does it define Israel and its neighbors? 

    With the emergence of modern varieties of Judaism, how do Jews around the world identify and define themselves, and how does this affect national and political identity in Israel?

    If you want to uncover the answers to these complex questions, then apply now and spend your summer examining the Middle East from an insider’s perspective!

  • Summer Internship Program (Not offered in Summer 2021)

    Tel Aviv is not just the beating heart of Israel; it’s #6 worldwide for its startup ecosystem and boasts a global reputation for innovation and growth. In our summer internship program, you can participate in a customized internship that is tailored to your academic and professional interests. 

    Whether your passion is Business, Technology, Political Science, NGOs, or more, we’ll connect you with an internship that will be a unique and engaging experience.

    We’ve placed interns in Product Management, Public Relations, Marketing, and Branding, Film and Media, Social Media, Education, and Government.  So, where do you want to intern?

  • Focus on FinTech: Summer Internship Program (Not offered in Summer 2021)

    Financial Technology (FinTech) is all the buzz, where technology meets innovation to revolutionize traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. The use of smartphones for mobile banking, investing services, and cryptocurrency are examples of technologies aiming to make financial services more accessible to the general public. 

    One such FinTech hub, The Floor, is at the cutting edge of this, and you can have the opportunity to intern there full time this summer.

    Join us for this brand new program; there is no better place to immerse yourself in the growing FinTech field than in the heart of the Start-up Nation.


Language Programs

  • Hebrew Ulpan (Open for Summer 2021)

    Hebrew is one of the world’s oldest languages and one of Israel’s official languages (together with Arabic).  The revival of the Hebrew language is nothing short of a miracle, moving from a language of prayer to a spoken and written language used for everyday life in Israel, with 9 million native speakers worldwide.

    It doesn't matter if you know zero Hebrew, can string a few words together, or even converse like a native, our Intensive Hebrew Ulpan has levels for all.

    So Kadima! Enroll now!

  • Yiddish Summer Program (Open for Summer 2021)

    Oy vey!  You probably know and use the word’ chutzpah,’ but do you know the difference between “schmuck” and “shmooze”?

    This renowned international program focuses on Yiddish language and literature and is taught in small class settings. Lessons are held in the morning with afternoon programs consisting of guest lectures, conversation workshops, evening concerts, and trips to local sites of Yiddish culture.

    Do you play a musical instrument - bring it to class with you!

    So be a mensch and enroll now, and you’ll be schmoozing in Yiddish in no time at all!

  • Advanced English Program (Open for Summer 2021)

    Do you need to ‘up’ your English level before beginning or continuing in higher education?  Then our Advanced English Program is for you.

    The program was designed for those who want to improve their academic English. You’ll focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in academic contexts. You’ll learn to build an academic vocabulary, read more efficiently, write academic papers, listen to lectures and note-take,  participate in seminar discussions, and deliver oral presentations.

    The perfect course for you before embarking on your undergraduate or graduate studies.

  • TAKA: Prep Program for Academic Hebrew (Open for Summer 2021)

    Can you read, speak, and write Hebrew at a Alef level?  Do you want to start or continue your education taught in Hebrew?

    If yes, then you can enroll in our TAKA Prep Program for Academic Hebrew.  You'll immerse yourself in intensive preparation for academic studies taught in Hebrew. You'll perfect and polish your language skills to be able to continue to a Hebrew taught course, program, degree, or Ph.D.

  • Arabic (Not offered in Summer 2021)

    Arabic is one of Israel’s official languages, with 1.7 million speakers here (about 20% of the population) and 420 million people worldwide who speak Arabic.

    Where better to study Arabic than Israel?  Here Arabic is spoken widely by Israeli Muslims, Christians, and Druze, as well as by Jews who came from Arab countries.  

    As part of the course, you also visit the Arab-Israeli community, discover their culture, sample their foods, and even participate in a homestay with a local family, all while practicing your new language!


Summer Graduate and Professional Programs 

  • Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (TBD for Summer 2021)

    The recent outbreak and rapid spread of Coronavirus show there is an urgent need for more joined-up thinking among public health officials.

    Enroll in our Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, and you’ll be collaborating among physicians, public health officials, scholars, and students from around the world to study and discuss topics of disease and medicine.

    The program is open to graduate and qualified undergraduate students (MPH and MSc in Epidemiology students, MD and Ph.D. candidates, and others with a particular interest in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine), and also to medical professionals interested in developing advanced skills in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine.

  • Food Safety & Security (TBD for Summer 2021)

    Explore the many dimensions of food security.  You’ll be among students and lecturers from different countries and disciplines to develop a new “language” of food security – in a manner of true interdisciplinary education.

    You can dive deep into specific fields with two tracks offered: Agriculture and Policy and Nutrition.  You’ll start each track with an Introduction to Food Security course covering global food security issues ranging from modern approaches to crop development and agro economics to the intersection between health, agriculture, post-harvest, and nutrition.

  • Homeland Security Executive Certificate (Not offered in Summer 2021)



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