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Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP)

Immerse yourself in a truly Israeli experience! The Overseas Student Program (OSP) of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) offers students the opportunity to enroll in...

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Data Mining & Business Intelligence

Data Mining and Business Intelligence focuses on automatic data analysis and the extraction of information and knowledge. Over the last few years, data mining has become

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Global Health International Summer Program

The global health program at BGU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines classes, professional field trips and practicum. We believe a

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Innovation & Leadership

Israel leads in high-tech and start-ups per capita, with groundbreaking innovation in fields such as medical equipment, telecom, agriculture, energy, and many more. That’s...

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MA in Israel Studies

Israel is a democratic nation-state and its society is characterized by a wide range of cultures. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev represents and expresses this variety,...

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BA in Linguistics

The study of linguistics is the scientific examination of language. The aim of this study is to figure out one of the most important characteristics of the human brain: how...

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BA in Literature

In both teaching and research our department combines a strong emphasis on English and American literature and culture with a wider, comparative and interdisciplinary framework....

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Great Students, Faculty & Staff

A very vibrant campus, hospitable faculty and staff, and a more local feel than a 'large' city like Tel Aviv. A wide variety of people to meet and places to see. Traveling is constantly encouraged, and their 'study abroad /foreign student' office is always helpful in giving tips, helping translate, or assisting in trip logistics (critical for those trips over Shabbos).

The local students are very active both in Beer Sheva and other cities, so there's always something to do if not 15 minutes away, an hour and change into Tel Aviv.

I can't leave 5 stars due to issues during my last month and half, which is a shame since everything was great for the first few months. The dorms are also lacking (and more expensive than) renting or rooming off campus. If you are quite social definitely look for somewhere to rent instead of dorming.

Aside from this, I believe most will love their experience as much as I did if not more so.

Program: Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP)

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    8

One of the best summer experiences

I attended the Data Mining & Business Intelligence summer program at BGU. Firstly, the course itself is very interesting, relevant in today's time and unique. My faculty and counselors were extremely helpful in making my experience here an amazing one. The social activities were well integrated with the course to give us a good exposure to Israeli culture.I made friends with quite a few amazing people and had a ton load of wonderful memories to take back home.

Program: Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Amazing journey abroad

This is my first time being aboard from my country. I wish I can learn high-tech knowledge from BGU teachers but i gained much more than that. During weekdays, we gain inspiring and well-prepared courses, covering various domains of cyber security and machine learning. When it came to weekend, we had wonderful trips to Eilat, Dead Sea, we were also invited to bonfire and miraculous kibbutz. People there are so nice and we feel pretty safe during our summer program. I also made some great Indian students friends in the program. Wonderful and unforgettable journey in my life.

Program: Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP)

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Happy to be a part of BGU

Shalom!!! This is the first time I travelled so far away from India and stayed in Israel for around a month.Starting from landing from the flight to Tel Aviv to climbing up the plane, back to India,there was no single moment, that I have not enjoyed.Spending the Shabbat in a Kibbutz is of course a lifetime achievement, not to speak of the practical lessons we learnt in regards to global health, migration problems, working a project with the Bedouins and so on. I enjoyed the weekend trips to Jerusalem and Elat a lot.Floating in the dead sea and snorkelling in the Red Sea are like diverse experiences !!! I am looking forward to join BGU for doing my PHD, if I get a scope..This space is really too small for expressing a review.I loved the work culture, the helping attitude of the Israelis , not to forget the "falafel", which I have started preparing in my daily breakfast in India now, for which I'm greatly appreciated by my Indian friends!!! Toda!!

Program: Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

My Israeli Experience

My time as a participant of the Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program was undoubtably one of the best life experiences ever. The only thing I regret is that I didn't spend a year instead of a semester.
There was extensive exposure to Israeli culture through the various excursions that we went on, the study of the language and through having Israeli flatmates.
The counsellors and other support staff were always available and very helpful.
The courses offered provided a very in-depth look at Israeli society and culture and were academically enriching also. I was also exposed to persons from many different countries and many different walks of life.
I would not hesitate in recommending this program to anyone.

Program: Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP)

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