​​​Learn to speak Hebrew or Arabic 

and immerse yourself in Israeli culture

Program Dates 2023July 30th – August 31st, 2023

Program Dates 2024July 28th – August 29th, 2024​

YYP40116.jpg​​Want to learn Hebrew or Arabic? Looking to spend the summer in Israel? 

Join us this summer for a unique opportunity to learn Hebrew or Arabic while living in Beer-Sheva, Israel, and learning about Israeli society.

This program allows you to choose between an Ulpan-style (conversation-based) Hebrew course or Conversational Levantine Arabic course, and participate in an academic course on Israeli society.

Alongside peers from around the globe, you will travel on field trips and hear from experts on topics including sustainability, the innovation ecosystem, minority communities, Israeli cinema, and more.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

About the Course: 

- 70 hours of Hebrew (3 levels of Hebrew offered) OR Arabic (Beginner's Level Conversational Levantine Arabic)*

- Field trips throughout Israel 

- Lectures on modern Israeli culture

- Potential to earn 3 BGU Academic credits (approx 5 ECTS)  upon submission of a final paper

* Levels will open according to a minimum of students registered

Who can apply?

  1. Enrolled in an academic institution as a full-time student or met this criterion within the last five years

  2. Study Abroad students

  3. Gap year students

  4. International students studying in Israel

Program Dates:

Course Dates 2023: July 30th – August 31st, 2023​

​Application Deadline: May 15th, 2023 - Deadline extended

Program dates 2024: July 28 - August 29, 2024

Application deadline: January 31st, 2024

Admission notification: February, 2024​

Regarding 2024 - the program may be subject to change. Check the website for regular updates.  

Tuitions and Fees:

Application Fee: $60 
Tuition: $2400*
On-Campus Housing: $450 

Tuition includes social activities, field trips around Is​rael, access to the university sports center & health insurance.​​

Questions? Please feel free to reach out with any questions to the program coordinator Liat Bussiba at bussibal@bgu.ac.il​.

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