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  • Locations: Beer Sheva, Israel
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
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  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Type: Internship, Study Abroad Language of Instruction: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Fields of Study: Arabic, Culture, Language (other), Public Health, Regional Studies, Sustainability Housing Options: Independent Housing, Student Residence/ On Campus
Program Description:
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev aspires to be among the best inter-disciplinary research universities in the world, a leader in scientific innovation, inter-disciplinary research and applied sciences – all of which impact daily life. It is committed to social and environmental responsibility and is working to develop the Negev, Israel and the world.

The University attracts excellent students and researchers from Israel and abroad, original thinkers with a developed social conscience, who integrate into the country's leadership in a variety of ways.

BGU was created in 1969 to transform the Negev, the large desert region in the southern part of Israel. Named after David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, BGU is dedicated to fulfilling his vision to make the desert bloom with agriculture, science, technology and innovation.

Today, some 40 years later, BGU is Israel’s fastest growing institution of higher education, most sought after by students and faculty alike, with an international reputation for multidisciplinary research, a modern 21st century campus and a dynamic student body.

Located approximately one hour's ride from Tel-Aviv, BGU remains true to its founding purpose by actively promoting high-technology, desert preservation, water resource management, alternative energy, international health services and education in the Negev region, while also building bridges of peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors through initiatives in science, research and development.

In the last 10 years, BGU’s student population has tripled to more than 19,000. Its diverse student body hails from cities and villages all over Israel and includes native born Israelis, Jews and Arabs, including Bedouins, as well as new immigrants from Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union and other countries.

BGU is a known favorite among students and it is easy to understand why. A recent survey conducted by Israel’s Council for Higher Education, rated BGU the #1 university by Israeli undergraduate students, noted for its warm ambience and personal approach.

Not only do students from around the country come to BGU for academic opportunities, but also for its vibrant campus atmosphere. Students enjoy life on and off campus, with a variety of daily activities planned by student clubs and organizations.