STUDY IN ISRAEL
Israel offers many
opportunities for people who want to continue their education while
spending time in Israel. It has excellent universities and colleges
which offer fully accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, as
well as short-term study abroad programs. The options range from
programs taught in English to students from around the globe to programs
in which international students can study in Hebrew alongside Israelis.
offers a one-year international MBA program, which is taught entirely in
English. The program offers its participants a unique, multifaceted
experience – the opportunity to be taught by a distinguished faculty
drawn from the local and international academic community and to study
together with other individuals from around the world. Bar-Ilan has
developed a challenging curriculum that is international in scope,
intimate in scale, and designed to prepare students to succeed in the
new millennium. Students are given a global perspective together with
real-world applications that allow them to master the complexities of
today’s increasingly sophisticated world of business. Despite the
program’s dramatic growth since its establishment, its warm and friendly
environment has been sustained. Its distinguished faculty includes
applied researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs, general managers,
financial directors, and bankers. In addition to faculty in residence,
the program attracts notable visiting lecturers and educators from
business and industry worldwide.
Center Herzliya, which offers the only three-year B.A. programs in
Israel that are taught entirely in English, is launching an
international MBA program that will be taught in English in fall 2007.
Though it is based on IDC Herzliya’s successful Hebrew-language MBA
program, it includes many innovative courses and workshops on conducting
business in the global arena that were developed especially for the
program by senior lecturers at the world’s leading business schools.
Overseas Student Program at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is a
great choice for students who want to spend time in Israel outside the
North American bubble and have an authentic Israeli experience. The
program makes an effort to help students integrate into the university
by taking classes, sharing apartments, and participating in
extracurricular activities with Israelis. Ben-Gurion University offers a
variety of summer, semester, or year options to cater to the academic
and social demands of students of all ages. In fall 2007, it is
launching a unique environmental studies program for undergraduates in
cooperation with the Arava Institute at Kibbutz Ketura. The year-long
program exposes students to the environmental problems facing the Negev
and the unique solutions Israel is developing to address them. The
program looks at environmental issues through the lens of Jewish values.
Technion – Israel
Institute of Technology allows students pursuing degrees in
engineering and hard sciences to broaden their educational experience by
taking specialized classes in their disciplines in Israel. After
participating in an intensive Hebrew-language course, international
students join Israeli students in the Technion’s classrooms. A variety
of special services are available to help international students keep up
with the Hebrew lectures.
description of study options in Israel would be complete without
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, whose Rothberg International School
has been a magnet attracting students from dozens of countries for
decades. The international school offers courses in French, Spanish, and
Russian, in addition to Hebrew and English.
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