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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 for Cyber Security

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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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summer Program

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

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Great study abroad option

Definitely a great choice for a place to study a abroad. Campus is beautiful and student life is vibrant. There are always hiccups when studying abroad but you're well taken care of and everyone at the OSP is super helpful and there for you when you need anything. Worth considering when planning to grow abroad, you wont regret it.

Program: Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

BGU OSP program

When I first decided that I wanted to study in Israel, I didn't do it because I had a university in mind. My university hosted a study abroad fair, where all the major contenders lined up - Hebrew University, Technion, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan... but Ben-Gurion was absent.

Which in a way is a blessing in disguise, because it made me all the more determined to find out more about the illusive Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Having some family friends in Israel, I was told that Beer-Sheva, as a city, is not the most beautiful or glamorous of Israel. It turns out that this was true, but I enjoyed my time here immensely. As someone who has spent a lot of time in between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, I found that it was a nice measure of 'normalcy'. This is to say that I didn't feel the religious tension one might feel in Jerusalem, and I also found it was more relaxed than Tel Aviv - both of these things were a huge bonus for me.

I absolutely loved doing the Ulpan here. Our professors were the best and it was a lot of fun learning Hebrew that we could use while we were there. I plan on coming back to do the higher level Ulpans as well.

There are many interesting courses to choose from, tons of trips that you should definitely take part in, all made possible by the amazing OSP staff. I made at least two life-long friends while abroad here, and I think it is a great program.

Knowing what I know now, and given the chance to go back in time, I wouldn't change a thing.

Program: Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Be different ,be you,BGU

My experience at BGU was so magnificent that I can not forget it anymore.Learning on Global Health ,going sightseeing and making friends were really a wonderful experience.It was really a great chance for me to learn something about GH. Thanks to this program, I have leaned what is GH and how does it work. Thinking forward ,thinking in a global context and thinking critically are what we need to do .In addition, I learned how to cooperate with each other.We are expected to help each other.Without cooperation ,we can not do anything.And it was pretty delightful that there is a support system.BGU is different because this program is well organized and comprehensive. Professors, doctors and workers in OSP are really considerate and warmhearted.Choosing BGU is the best decision I have made this summer.

Program: Global Health International Summer Program

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Wasn't my first choice, but glad I couldn't go to my first choice

Ben Gurion University (BGU) was not my first choice, so naturally Israel was not my first choice either. I was expecting to go to Istanbul and immerse myself at the junction connecting the continents of Asia and Europe, but oh my goodness am I glad that had not been an option for me.

Beer Sheva is not the most glamorous city in Israel, and BGU is certainly not the most prestigious school in Israel, but after all, I felt like I discovered exactly where I belong.

I do not wish to give you cliches, but the experience here was life-changing, and most importantly it was a life-changing experience shared with many, who I deemed as some of the most lovely people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I have been to more than twenty countries scattered around all five continents of the world, so when I say life-changing, it is indeed life-changing.

You will have opportunities to take some engaging courses related to Israel and the region of the Middle East; you will get to enjoy some trips to different parts of the country to experience culture, arts, scenery and history; you will learn Hebrew, and even though it might be difficult, it can be a rewarding experience for years to come.

If you are coming from the developed world, then the living condition might be considered sub par to what you have been used to. However, life is sometimes way more than just enjoying the moment or numbing yourself with luxury and extravagance. The OSP program here in BGU offered me a brand-new pair of vision to see the world differently and shed new lights on my existing knowledge about the country and the Middle East, and for me, those are some of the things that can never be valued monetarily.

So I would like to thank everyone at the OSP office for this wonderful 7 months, and OSP, BGU, Beer Sheva and Israel will always have a place in my heart.

Program: Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

I would do it again

I thoroughly enjoyed my summer in Israel. I learned so much about this country and the way they influence the business world. The classes were engaging and enriching. My favorite part of the trip was definitely visiting Google's campus in Tel Aviv. Truly an amazing opportunity!

Program: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summer Program

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