Study opportunities:

Visa and Health insurance:

General questions and inquires:


Office location:
Building: 72
Floor: 5 1/2 (five and a half)
Rooms 564-574

Office hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:30,   14:00 - 15:00

For Visa and Health Insurance Matters:
Sunday - Wednesday: 08:45 - 10:30. It is also possible to schedule a personal meeting with Ms. Lior Rozenthal - Almoznino, Visa Coordinator
Tel.: +972-8-6461016, Fax.: +972-8-6461681, E-mail:

  • The Office of International Academic Affairs staff

  • Prof. Limor Aharonson-Daniel
    Vice Rector for International Academic Affairs
    Prof. Limor Aharonson-Daniel, Vice-Rector for International Academic Affairs is the founding director of the PREPARED Center for Emergency Response Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Limor has a B.Sc in Statistics from Tel-Aviv University and a PhD in Community Medicine from The University of Hong Kong. She joined BGU in 2008 after being the deputy director of The Israel National Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research. In 2009 she opened and headed the Masters program in Emergency Preparedness and Response (Dept. of Emergency Medicine). She then became head of the department of Emergency Medicine (2011-2016).
    Limor is an expert in injury epidemiology. Apart from her contribution to international classification of injury, several of her studies resulted in innovative approaches and instruments to facilitate practically oriented studies of disasters and emergency situations. Among these are the Barell Matrix and the Conjoint Community Resiliency Assessment Measure (CCRAM). Limor has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and authored several book chapters both on Injury Research Methods and on Disaster Preparedness Assessment.
    As Vice Rector for International Academic Affairs and head of BGU International, Limor strives to increase the number of courses and programs taught in English at BGU, and to increase student and staff academic mobility and exchange..

    Tel.: +972-8-6461653, Fax.: +972-8-6472891, E-mail:
    Room 578
  • Dr. Stavi Baram
    Director of the Office for International Academic Affairs
    Dr. Stavi Baram is the Director of the Office for International Academic Affairs. Prior to this she served as the University’s Director-General’s Senior Assistant for seven years. She was also the founding Administrative Director of BGU’s Medical School for International Health in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Baram holds a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry, as well as master’s and undergraduate degrees from BGU.

    Tel.: +972-8-6428425, Fax.: +972-8-6472891, E-mail:
    Room 578
  • Ms. Einat Noy
    OSP Administrative Director
    Einat Noy is the Administrative Director of the Overseas Student Programs (OSP)at the Office of International Academic Affairs. She has diverse experience both in budget management and computer science. She brings her varied know-how, together with six years of experience as the Head of the Overseas Student Program, to her day to day work with international students. Einat holds a bachelor degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and a master’s degree in and a Master degree in Business Management, both attained at BGU.

    Tel: +972-8-6461104, Fax: +972-8-6472948, E-mail:
    Room 571

  • Ms. Yaffa Naftalovich
    International Academic Affairs Coordinator


    Tel.: +972-8-6479798, Fax.: +972-8-6472891, E-mail:
    Room 576

  • Ms. Lior Rozenthal - Almoznino
    Visa and Health Insurance Coordinator
    Lior Rozenthal Almoznino is an expert when it comes to visa processes and health insurance. Dealing directly with Ministry of Interior Affairs, and Ministry Foreign Affairs, Lior assists students with their visa applications. With 18 years of diverse cross- University experience, Lior brings a unique understanding of the system and a sensitive approach to the student individual. She holds a Bachelor degree in Hebrew Literature and Bible, and a Master in Public Policy and Administration, both from Ben-Gurion of the Negev.

    Tel.: +972-8-6461016, Fax.: +972-8-6461681, E-mail:
    Room 565

  • Ms. Liora Leviev
    Visa and Health Insurance Coordinator Assistant

    Tel.: +972-8-6428574, Fax.: +972-8-6461681, E-mail:
    Room 565

  • Ms. Tagrid Morad
    Administrative Coordinator
    Tagrid Morad obtained her Bachelor degree in Hotel and Tourism Management from Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She also has a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a Master of Arts degree in Foreign Literatures from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Professionally, Tagrid Morad holds a Diploma in Event and Ceremonies Management from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, University Centre for External Studies, and a Teaching Certificate Teacher of the English from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.         

    Tel.: +972-8-6461144, Fax.: +972,8,6472948, E-mail:​
    Room 570

  •  Ms. Laila Perelman-Soppi
    Incoming Students Coordinator
    Laila Perelman-Soppi is the International Students Coordinator for the Overseas Student Programs at the Office of International Academic Affairs. Laila is in charge of the Ulpan and semester abroad programs. Prior to this, Laila was an educator, English teacher and social coordinator in a boarding high school near Beer Sheva for several years. Her experience in the education field contributes to her work with students from all over the world who find their temporary home at BGU. Laila holds a BA in Education and English Linguistics from BGU and is currently doing a Master Degree in Public Policy and Administration.

    Tel.: +972-8-6428579, Fax.: +972-8-6472948, E-mail:
    Room 569

  • Ms. Karin Ziv
    International Marketing Director

    Karin Ziv is the Coordinator for Overseas Students in BGU’s short-term programs at the Office of International Academic Affairs. Prior to this, Karin was Head of the chocolate brand section at one of Israel’s largest importers and has vast marketing experience. Her expertise is in the area of international markets, and she brings this multi-cultural knowledge to her current position. She holds an undergraduate degree in communications and sociology & anthropology from the Hebrew University and an MBA from BGU.

    Tel.: +972-8-6428713, Fax.: +972,8,6472948, E-mail:​
    Room 573 

  • Ms.
    Head of International Summer University in German (Internationale Sommeruniversität)

    Tel.: +972-8-6428576, Fax.: +972-8-6428577, Cell: +972-54-7620576, E-mail:
    Room 509b

  • Ms. Yarden Ozeri
    International Summer University Assistant

    Tel.: +972-8-6428576, Fax.: +972-8-6428577, E-mail:
    Room 509b

    Ms. Merav Shaked
    Administrative Assistant
    Merav is the Administartive Assistant for Overseas Students at the Office of International Academic Affairs.

    Tel.: +972-8-6428723, Fax.: +972-8-6479248, E-mail:
    Room 568

  • Ms. Tamar Mazursky
    Social Student Liaison

    Tel.: +972-8-6479248 , Fax.: +972-8-6472948, E-mail:
    Room 566

  • Ms. Yael Shkedy
    Social Student Liaison

    Tel.: +972-8-6479248 , Fax.: +972-8-6472948, E-mail:
    Room 566
  • Ms. Judith Saban
    Mobility Coordinator
    Judith Saban is responsible for the outgoing students exchange of Ben-Gurion University and Erasmus+ agreements at the office of International Academic Affairs. Prior to this, Judith worked at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was in charge of Israelis candidatures at the UN. She holds a B.A in Social Sciences from Bar-Ilan University.
    Tel.: +972-8-6472025, Fax.: +972-8-6472891, E-mail:
    Room 572
  • Ms. Ada Morpurgo
    Information Officer, Web-Master and Staff Exchange Coordinator
    Ada Morpurgo is the Information Officer and Web-Master for the office of International academic affairs. Responsible for creation, design and maintenance of the Office's website and EURAXESS representative. She was responsible for attaining relevant data sent to world University ranking companies. With cross-organization background, Ada worked at the R&D Authority as responsible for marketing, database development, contact person between researchers and funding sources and Web-Master. Ada holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's in Geology both from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

    Tel.: +972-8-6428234, Fax.: +972-8-6472891, E-mail:
    Room 575