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  • Locations: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Subjects Available: Arabic, Art History, Business, Counseling Psychology, Creative Writing, Documentary Studies, Economics, Education, Environmental Science, Film Studies, Global Distinction Eligible, Hebrew, History, Informatics, Internship, Judaic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Theatre, Yiddish Minimum GPA: 3
Additional Program Requirements: A 3.0 GPA is required by the host university, For SUNY students only, If your GPA is below the level indicated, consult with us about whether or not you should apply Credit Load: 12-19 per semester, 3, 6, Credits over 19 which come from presession do not require special approval
Exchange Program: No Faculty-Led: No
Internship Opportunity: Yes! Language of Instruction: English, Hebrew
Language Requirement: Advanced level coursework or equivalent background required for direct enrollment, No previous language study required SUNY code: 630
Partner University: Tel Aviv University Program Advisor: Megumi Kim
Program Description:
Tel Aviv is a vibrant metropolis. You can enjoy Mediterranean beaches just as much as the hip, urban atmosphere. Historic Jaffa juxtaposes with modern skyscrapers, providing an ambiance that has old world charm mixed with modern comfort. Tel Aviv is Israel’s second-largest city, bringing with it the cultural resources of a large urban metropolis.

Tel Aviv University has an international reputation and is the largest of Israel’s universities. Experience a vibrant campus that is close to the downtown city as well as the Mediterranean beaches. From ground-breaking research in nanotechnology to top-notch programs in the humanities, sciences and the arts, Tel Aviv University is just as diverse as the vibrant city it calls home.
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Academic Program

Tel Aviv University has several academic options for students with and without Hebrew language abilities.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

If you cannot read, understand, speak, and write Hebrew fluently, you can enroll in an overseas program in which all courses (with the exception of language courses) are taught in English. 
If you can read, understand, speak, and write Hebrew fluently, you may enroll in both, courses taught in English, and courses in the regular university program. Tel Aviv University also offers you the opportunity to conduct for-credit research as one of your courses. These research opportunities are tailor-made to your interests academically, professionally, and personally.
As a participant in this program, you will be required to take the summer or winter Ulpan unless you can demonstrate proficiency in Hebrew, and even then, the Ulpan is strongly recommended. The Ulpan is an intensive Hebrew language pre-session course. Special classes for students of Israeli parentage, or for those with an in-depth knowledge of Biblical rather than modern Hebrew may be available. You may also continue taking additional Hebrew courses during the semester.
Non-Hebrew courses are available in the following fields:
• Jewish Studies
• Israel Studies
• Middle East Studies
• Art Studies
• Life Science
• Management, Economics, Communication
• Arabic
• International Relations
• Business and Entrepreneurship
Review Tel Aviv University’s website for more information regarding course offerings.

General Education Information for UAlbany Students

Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.

Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students

Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.


All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary. 



Tel Aviv University provides dormitory housing. You may also make your own off-campus housing arrangements.
Einstein Dormitories
Each dormitory suite is divided into two bedrooms with two students sharing each bedroom. Each suite is fully furnished and includes a kitchen and bathroom, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. A self-service laundry is located within the dormitory complex. Additional laundry and cleaning facilities are available in nearby shopping centers. You must provide your own pillows, linens, towels, kitchen utensils, and household goods, such as dishtowels, cleaning supplies, etc. All undergraduate students are assigned to this dormitory (subject to availability).


There is no meal plan for this program. You may choose to purchase meals in the cafeteria, cook, or eat out at local restaurants.



Review this program’s Estimate of Costs.  Note, there may be several tabs in the Estimate of Costs. Please be sure that you are reviewing the tab for your anticipated semester abroad.

More Information

Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.


Academic Requirements

Juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores in all majors with at least a 3.0 GPA are welcome to apply. If you have a lower GPA, you should consult with the study abroad program coordinator.
If you are interested in applying to Tel Aviv University, you should follow two steps:
1) Click "Apply Now'' at the top of this page in order to access the UAlbany application materials.
2) Apply directly to Tel Aviv University for admission, following their procedures and observing their deadlines, and inform the University at Albany once you have submitted your TAU application materials.  Please do not send TAU's application materials to the University at Albany.


Experiential Learning

The TAU Student Life Team will arrange activities and excursions throughout the year.

Student Clubs and Organizations

There are several on-campus sports clubs and activities available for all students to join.


Funding Opportunities

Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.


In Their Own Words

“Studying abroad in Israel is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The culture is completely unique and I am so beyond grateful for the experiences I have been a part of. Everyone should take the opportunity to study abroad!”
Emily, Schwartz, Political Science Major
“LOVED Israel! Best semester of my life and UAlbany made it very easy for me to go about everything I needed to make it happen. Would do it all over again a million times!”
Andrew Ebrani, Urban Studies & Planning Major


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About the City

Tel Aviv is a lively city, filled with cafés and night life. As Israel’s second-largest city, Tel Aviv is a center for technology and finance in Israel.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required to participate in this program. If you are a U.S. citizen, you are required to obtain a visa to enter Israel.
For all other nationalities, please check with your government and the Consulate General of Israel website to determine whether you are required to obtain a visa for this program.
More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.


Application Availability

Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
  • Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
  • Fall/Year/Summer programs: December

Program Dates

Academic Year 2023-2024
08/14/2023 to 05/23/2024
Fall 2023
08/14/2023 to 12/21/2023
Spring 2024
 1/16/2024 to 5/23/2024

About the Program

The University at Albany's program through Tel Aviv University offers you the opportunity to learn Judaic, Israeli, and Middle Eastern studies, Hebrew language, and general studies. Israel, as a center for several cultures and religions, provides a stimulating environment for personal growth, both inside and outside the classroom. While it is an obvious resource for Judaic Studies majors and minors, these programs also attract students from all academic disciplines, religions, and ethnic groups.

Program Orientations

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The Fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted in April, before the end of Spring UAlbany classes, and in late November/early December for the Spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at Tel Aviv University, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.

Support Services

UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
Tel Aviv University's International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 10/01/2023
10/15/2023 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.