Note: While you are considering in-person study abroad experience, we encourage you to explore virtual international opportunities due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19. It is difficult to predict when in-person experiences will be available and we don’t want you to miss out on a valuable international experience that will prepare you for the globalized virtual world that awaits you upon graduation.
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BGU offers several short-term study programs, usually lasting between four to six weeks during the summer. These programs provide unique experiences and include organized trips and excursions, volunteer opportunities, social activities, and lectures from well-known BGU professors. Specific programs are listed below. See the BGU website
Data Mining & Business Intelligence for Cyber Security
This four-week English-taught program provides both theoretical and practical knowledge on data mining. Students take two courses, “Advanced Methods in Data Mining” and “Machine Learning-Based Solutions” as well as participate in a mandatory one-week internship at BGU’s Cyber Security Research Center. In addition, students take part in professional fieldtrips to leading companies in order to enhance their understanding of data mining and cybersecurity.
Global Health International Summer Program
This four-week global health program at BGU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines classes, professional field trips, and a practicum. Students take two courses, “Health in the Age of Globalization” and “Israeli Public Health Innovation for the World,” as well as participate in a week-long practicum in an organization or clinic focusing on a variety of health topics. For more information, including costs, dates, course descriptions, and the application process, please visit the above link.
Students who are not selected for the summer program, are welcome to apply to the semester track in Global Health.
Innovation & Leadership
This four-week English-taught program gives students hands-on entrepreneurial experience right in the heart of the “Start-Up Nation,” known for success in high-tech entrepreneurship. Students take courses from professors with strong backgrounds in industry and academia, visit leading high-tech companies, and hold meetings with venture capitalists and Israeli government agencies.
Intensive Hebrew Language (Ulpan)
Individuals can come to Beer-Sheva to learn Hebrew by attending either a four-week or six-week intensive language course (Ulpan). The Ulpan is also offered during the winter for four or six weeks. Please note that the Ulpan is mandatory for all semester/academic year students and is included in the program. For further information, including costs, dates, and the application process, please visit the above link.
BGU offers several types of accommodation, including dormitories and a guest house. All accommodations are equipped with communal kitchenettes and bathrooms, and contain several individual bedrooms.
Scholarships and Grants:
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 Session
for more information.
Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere. For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our website
We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.