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Co-sponsored by UW-Madison, the Tel Aviv University program offers students an opportunity to live and study in Tel Aviv, the countries second most populous city. Participants join other international students at Tel Aviv's School for Overseas Students in taking courses in English or Hebrew and experiencing the language and culture of Israel firsthand.
Tel Aviv University is situated only a short distance from both the magnificent Mediterranean coast and bustling downtown Tel Aviv, the center of Israeli art, culture and entertainment. During leisure hours, Tel Aviv offers Bauhaus architecture, cafes and clubs at the old harbor, the open air markets, summer street festivals, and the charm of old Jaffa with its artist colony.
Tel Aviv is a bustling, cosmopolitan city situated on the Mediterranean. It is known for its first rate symphony, theater and galleries.
Getting to Your Program
Tel Aviv offers an optional group flight that departs from New York. Students can opt to participate in the group flight or arrange their own travel to Tel Aviv
It is recommended that all students participating in programs of a semester or longer secure a student Visa (A-2) before arriving in Israel. Tel Aviv will send specific information to students after acceptance about how to apply and secure the visa before departing the US. Students participating on the summer program will not need to apply for a visa, but will enter on a tourist visa that is valid for three months.
IAP expects you to be an active participant in preparing yourself for your study abroad experience. As a participant on an IAP program, you will receive a pre-departure orientation, either in-person or online. The type and format of this orientation will vary by program and will be provided to you upon acceptance to the program.
UW Madison students are required to live in the on-campus dormitory facilities for the duration of the time in Tel Aviv. There are no exceptions to this rule.
The student dormitories are all conveniently located within walking distance from the Tel Aviv University campus. Dormitories are divided into suites of one or two bedrooms shared by two students per bedroom. Each room has a kitchen and bathroom, air conditioning and wifi.
Excursions and Activities
TAU offers numerous social and cultural opportunities throughout the year, such as volunteering in community organizations, extracurricular sports activities, special study tours during vacation periods, and much more. The School for Overseas Students organizes programs specifically designed to introduce international students to the land of Israel-Its people, geography, culture and politics. The many exciting events, tours and activities that complement the academic program allow participants to see the country from new angles and provide them with a comprehensive, memorable Israel experience.
All participants in IAP programs are enrolled in health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and the cost of the insurance coverage is included in program fees.
Staff from the TAU International Office
Use the links below to find out more information on academics, daily life and student impressions for this program.Tel Aviv Summer Academic Notes: Combined Track
(Summer - 2012-13)Tel Aviv Pre-Departure Information
(Summer - 2012-13)
Returned Student Network
to see testimonials from students abroad or to contact a returned student.
Tel Aviv University (TAU) is the country`s largest academic institution, boasting a diverse and dynamic student body. Its faculty is comprised of nationally and internationally renowned scholars and scientists, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Tel Aviv University is a major center of teaching and research, comprising nine faculties, 106 departments, and 90 research institutes. Its origins go back to 1956, when three small education units - The Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, an Institute of Natural Sciences, and an Institute of Jewish Studies - joined together to form the University of Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv University offers an extensive range of study programs in the arts and sciences within its Faculties of Engineering, Exact Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Management and the Arts. The original 170-acre campus has been expanded to include an additional 50-acre tract, now being developed.
Students are required to enroll in the pre-semester Ulpan language course and to continue taking either Hebrew or Arabic during the semester.
During the summer, students can select from various tracks including the academic program track with courses taught in English, Arabic language, or Hebrew language.
Use the links below to see a list of courses that students have taken on this program before and the UW equivalents. Note: this list only includes pre-approved courses for your program and may not be an exhaustive list of courses or departments. You will get instructions on the course equivalent process after acceptance.
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