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  • Locations: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Hebrew
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Abby Hall Grubbs
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 5 classes/15 credits per semester Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Arts & Humanities, Arts and Media, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Science and Policy, Global Health, History, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, Religious Studies Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see


The OSP programs at Tel Aviv University present a unique opportunity for accomplished college students. Participants learn Hebrew and take college level courses in English for full academic credit while immersed in Israeli culture.

International students may enroll in Tel Aviv University’s semester or year long study abroad program.  Please be aware that if you are applying for a semester or year long program you do not need to apply for the Ulpan separately.

The programs offer a rich variety of exciting courses in the fields of International Relations, Social Sciences, Arts, Environmental Studies, History, Religion, Business and many more. Each course awards 3 academic credits, for a total of up to 15 undergraduate-level credits per semester (21 credits with Ulpan, see below).

The School for Overseas Students partners with other departments at TAU to offer students the option of interdisciplinary curricula each semester. Recent partnerships include the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of the Arts and the Faculty of Law.

Each semester program is preceded by a mandatory Intensive Hebrew course (Ulpan), offering students at different levels of language proficiency the ability to substantially develop their Hebrew skills. The Ulpan awards students 6 academic credits upon successful completion.

Native Hebrew speakers may request to take an Ulpan-exemption test when confirming their participation, but not later.