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

For Visa and Health​ Insurance Matters:
Ms. Lior Rozenthal - Almoznino, Director, Welcome Center.
Tel.: +972-8-64​28578 / +972-​8-6461016, Fax.: +972-8-6461681, E-mail:

Office hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 08:45-10:30. Afterwards appointments must be scheduled. contact:

  • BGU International


  • Dr. Stavi Baram
    Director, BGU International
    Dr. Stavi Baram is the Director of the BGU International. 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. Claire Homans Bouzaglo
    Department Coordinator
  • Tel.: +972-8-6479798, Fax.: +972-8-6472891, E-mail:
  • Room 574

  • Ms. Lior Rozenthal - Almoznino
    Director, Welcome Center 
    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.: +972-8-64​28578 / +972-​8-6461016 Fax.: +972-8-6461681, E-mail:
    Room 564​

  • Ms. Polina Domalevski
    Welcome Center, Coordinator

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

  • Dr. Janet Ozer, Ph.D., EMT-P
    Academic Director, Non-Degree Programs
    Dr. Janet Ozer is the Academic Director at BGU International. Prior to this she served as the Head of Undergraduate program for paramedics (B.EMS). She is a lecturer at the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ozer holds a Ph.D. and master’s degrees in Microbiology and Immunology, as well as an undergraduate degree in Emergency Medicine from BGU.

    Tel.: +972-522-392406, Fax.: +972-8-6472948, E-mail:

  • Ms. Ada Morpurgo
    Staff Exchange Coordinator, Information Officer, and Web-Master
    Ada Morpurgo is the Information Officer, Staff Exchange Coordinator and Web-Master for BGU International. 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

  •  Ms. Laila Perelman-Soppi
    Director, Student Mobility and Non Degree Programs
    Laila Perelman-Soppi is in charge of the Incoming International students and the Outgoing students at BGU International. 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 and a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration from BGU.

    Tel.: +972-8-6428579, Fax.: +972-8-6472948, E-mail:
    Room 571

  • Ms. Karin Ziv
    International Marketing Director

    Karin Ziv is the International Marketing Director, in charge of marketing the amazing international programs of BGU's. 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.: +972-8-6428399, Fax.: +972,8,6472948, E-mail:
    Room 573 

  • Ms. Becky Kupchan Berkman​
    International Marketing Coordinator

    Becky Kupchan Berkman is the International Marketing Coordinator, working to promote BGU's varied study abroad opportunities to a global audience. Prior to joining the BGU International team, Becky worked in B2B marketing, educational tourism in Israel, and informal Jewish education. She holds a Master's Degree in Jewish Professional Studies & Non-Profit Management from the Spertus Institute in Chicago, and earned her BA in American Studies and Art History at Brandeis University. .

    Tel.: +972-8-6461104, Fax.: +972,8,6472948, E-mail:
    Room 569 
  • Ms. Liat Bussiba
    International Students Coordinator
    Liat Bussiba is a Coordinator at BGU International. Her work includes professional and personal care for Hebrew Ulpan, study abroad, exchange and Erasmus students. Liat Bussiba holds an MBA with honors from Ben-Gurion University and a Bachelor degree in Biology from Ben-Gurion University. Liat is also a licensed tour guide from the Ministry of Tourism in Israel and worked in the tourism field for many years.
    Tel.: +972-8-6428581 , Fax.: +972-8-6461681, E-mail:
    Room 569

  • Ms. Hila Fridlin
    BGU Outgoing Students Coordinator – Exchange Program​

    Tel.: +972-8-6461144 , Fax.: +972-8-6461681, E-mail:
    Room 570

  • Ms. Yael Aflalo
    Budget Management
    Yael​ is the Budget Officer responsible for budget management at BGU International.
    Tel.: +972-8-6428723, Fax.: +972-8-6472025, E-mail:
    Room 572

  • Ms. Maayan Ben Simon
    International Dorms Liaison

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

  • Ms. Adva Shilo
    International Students Social Activities Coordinator

    Tel.: +972-50-2029745, E-mail:
    Room 566