Sede Boqer Campus Map
There are multiple types of dormitories available to ISIP students. The dormitories will be assigned by BGRI based on availability and there is a possibility of having a roommate. For pricing information, please see Rent and Utilities.
BGRI is home to WSISIP, a publishing house, the Ben-Gurion Archives and a library and the Center for Israel Studies – a body hosting research hubs dedicated to enhance team research, advanced graduate students and fellows and special programs for visiting scholars and non-degree students. The Institute also hosts a weekly seminar on various topics in the field of Israel studies. Short and long term conferences and symposiums also take place regularly at the Institute. Students not only have access to one-of-a-kind documents and to leading academic experts and professionals in the field, but they take classes in smart classrooms. There is also a student room equipped with computers and printers, and a cafeteria open solely for WSISIP students.
Restaurants and the Grocery Store
The merkaz (center) of Midreshet Ben-Gurion, the home of WISIP, has not just a grocery store but to a variety of restaurants including an artisanal sandwich shop, a pizza store, and a falafel stand. If you are looking for a late night gathering spot, the Juma’s Pub, also located in the merkaz, is open throughout the week. There is also a student run pub that hosts many of the holiday and celebratory events for the student community. Artisan breads and baked goods are sold every Friday morning in the center and there is also a vegetable co-op.
Amenities- Gym and Pool
The Midresha contains both an indoor and outdoor gym, with the former available for a membership fee. In the warm months, students can purchase a reduced price membership for the outdoor pool. There are two pools, a grassy picnic area, concession stand, and lounge chairs.
Post Office and Clinics
The Post Office is located in the mercaz and provides mail, ATM, and limited banking (direct pay) services. Please note that the ATM does not always take foreign credit cards.
There is both a Macabi and Clalit clinic in the Midrasha (the most common healthcare providers in Israel). In order to use these services, you must have insurance through an Israeli provider. For more information on this subject, please see Health Insurance.
There is also an ATM available in the super market. As there are no exchange services in Sede-Boqer, you are encouraged to exchange your money in either the airport upon your arrival or in the central bus station in Beersheva.