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Tel Aviv University (Summer)

 Faculty Led
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv is a vibrant metropolis. You can enjoy Mediterranean beaches just as much as the hip urban atmosphere. Historic Jaffa juxtaposes with modern skyscrapers, providing an ambiance that has old world charm mixed with modern comfort. Tel Aviv is Israel’s second-largest city, bringing with it the cultural resources of a large urban metropolis.

Tel Aviv University has an international reputation and is the largest of Israel’s universities. Experience a vibrant campus that is close to the downtown city as well as the Mediterranean beaches. From ground-breaking research in nanotechnology to top-notch programs in the humanities, sciences and the arts, Tel Aviv University is just as diverse as the vibrant city it calls home.

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Tel Aviv University


  • Tel Aviv

Program Term

  • Summer

Language of Instruction

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hebrew

Faculty Led

Internship Opportunity

  • Internships are available
  • Yes!

Research Opportunity


Program Details

Academic Program

Tel Aviv University offers several short-term study programs during the summer.

Summer options include:

• Business and Entrepreneurship in the Start-Up Nation

  • Gain valuable insight into the many dimensions of innovative venture creation, development and financing through both intensive coursework and field visits through “Business Entrepreneurship” course

• Cyber Security

  • Examine the world of cyber warfare, security threats, the Internet of Things, and Cloud Computing as well as the fundamental technologies of cyber security systems, including: Block Chain; Cryptology; Hash Function; Crypto-Techniques; Asymmetric Encryption; and much more   
  • participate in “Cyber Week” which is an annual leading international conference in cybersecurity held at Tel Aviv University

• Middle East & Israel Studies

• Summer Internship Program

  • Seven-week customized internship tailored to your academic interests, accompanied by an academic course
  • The workshop-style course will focus on developing your career goals and professional skills and will deal with issues such as cultural differences in the workplace, interpersonal problem solving, project management, interviewing, career development and much more.
  • Examples of internships offered in the past include (but not limited to):
    • Product Management Internship
    • Public Relations Internship
    • Marketing and Branding Internship
    • Film and Media Internship
    • Social Media Internship

• Summer Research Program in the Sciences

  • The Summer Research Session is an 8-week program where you will experience science first-hand by becoming part of a research group at Tel Aviv University with faculty in medicine, life sciences, physiology & pharmacology, chemistry, physics and astronomy, health sciences, engineering, and computer science
  • Social activities and trips around the country, such as to the North, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, are conducted by the Madrichim (leaders or teachers in Israeli youth groups)

• Intensive Hebrew Ulpan

  • Acquire the Hebrew language in its cultural, historical, and contemporary context
  • Summer Beginners Ulpan (beginners only) and Summer Short Ulpan (all levels) available
  • Social activities and trips around the country, such as to the North, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem, are conducted by the Madrichim (leaders or teachers in Israeli youth groups)

• Arabic Language

  • Two courses available (you can take one or both):
    •  Introduction to Colloquial (Spoken) Arabic
    • Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)
  • Program-specific day trip to Jaffa, as well as cultural and social activities

• The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program

  • Available at all levels, this summer language program focuses on both Yiddish language and literature and is taught by highly-qualified and experienced teachers in small classes.

Review Tel Aviv University’s website for more information regarding course offerings.

General Education Information for UAlbany Students

Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.

Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students

Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.


All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary. 


Tel Aviv University provides dormitory housing. You may also make your own off-campus housing arrangements.

Einstein Dormitories

Each dormitory suite is divided into two bedrooms with two students sharing each bedroom. Each suite is fully furnished and includes a kitchen and bathroom, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. A self-service laundry is located within the dormitory complex. Additional laundry and cleaning facilities are available in nearby shopping centers. You must provide your own pillows, linens, towels, kitchen utensils, and household goods, such as dishtowels, cleaning supplies, etc. All undergraduate students are assigned to this dormitory (subject to availability).


There is no meal plan for this program. However, you can cook your own meals, or go to the numerous cafes and restaurants both on and off-campus.

Estimate of Costs

For reference, review the Summer 2019 Middle East and Conflict Studies Estimate of Costs, the Summer 2019 Advanced Cybersecurity Estimate of Costs*, and the Summer 2019 Internship Program Estimate of Costs.

*Estimate of Costs vary for each summer program. Please contact the UAlbany Education Abroad program coordinator for additional cost information.

More Information

Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.

Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.

Academic Requirements


Juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores in all majors with at least a 3.0 GPA are welcome to apply. If you have a lower GPA, you should consult with the study abroad program coordinator.

If you are interested in applying to Tel Aviv University, you should follow two steps:

1) Click “Apply Now” at the top of this page in order to access the UAlbany application materials.

2) Apply directly to Tel Aviv University for admission, following their procedures and observing their deadlines, and inform the University at Albany when they have been accepted.  Please do not send TAU’s application paperwork to the University at Albany.

Experiential Learning

A full schedule of social and cultural activities complements each program, giving you the chance to explore Israel with your classmates from all around the world. The friendly, enthusiastic staff at Tel Aviv University will accompany you during these activities. 

Funding Opportunities

Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.

External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.

More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.

In Their Own Words

“Studying abroad in Israel is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The culture is completely unique and I am so beyond grateful for the experiences I have been a part of. Everyone should take the opportunity to study abroad!”

Emily, Schwartz, Political Science Major

Program Advisor

Huckleby, Carmeisha

About the City

Tel Aviv is a lively city, filled with cafés and night life. As Israel’s second-largest city, Tel Aviv is a center for technology and finance in Israel. Tel Aviv University hosts over 30,000 students from all over the world.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required to participate in this program. If you are a U.S. citizen, you are required to obtain a visa to enter Israel. For all other nationalities, please check with your government and the Consulate General of Israel website to determine whether you are required to obtain a visa for this program. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.

Application Availability

Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:

  • Summer programs: December

Program Dates

Summer 2019– Business and Entrepreneurship in the Start-Up Nation


06/30/2019 to 07/19/2019

Summer 2019– Cyber Security: Policy and Strategy


06/20/2019 to 07/19/2019

Summer 2019– Cyber Security: Fundamental Technologies of Cyber Security


06/30/2019 to 07/19/2019

Summer 2019– Middle East and Conflict Studies


06/10/2019 to 07/19/2019

Summer 2019– Summer Internship Program


06/10/2019 to 07/26/2019

Summer 2019– Summer Research Program in the Sciences


06/10/2019 to 08/09/2019

Summer 2019– Summer Beginners Ulpan


06/10/2019 to 07/19/2019

Summer 2019– Summer Short Ulpan


08/04/2019 to 08/30/2019

Summer 2019– Arabic Language


06/10/2019 to 07/19/2019

Summer 2019– The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program


06/26/2019 to 07/26/2019

Summer 2021 dates forthcoming.

About the Program

The University at Albany’s program through Tel Aviv University offers you the opportunity to learn Judaic, Israeli, and Middle Eastern studies, Hebrew language, and general studies. Israel, as a center for several cultures and religions, provides a stimulating environment for personal growth, both inside and outside the classroom. While it is an obvious resource for Judaic Studies majors and minors, these programs also attract students from all academic disciplines, religions, and ethnic groups.

Program Orientations

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.

Upon arrival at Tel Aviv University, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.

Support Services

UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.

Tel Aviv University’s International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.