Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Programs
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
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Reviews
I would do it again
Submitted by hgarsombke - University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee | March 05, 2017
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!
A Great Way to Experience Israel
Submitted by Alessa - City College of New York | January 18, 2017
The Overseas Student Program is the place for you if you want a great place to start to cultivate your own experiences and path in Israel. Located in Ben Gurion University in Be'er Sheva, attending this program will allow you to immerse yourself in the Negev, and if you're ready for a trip up north, you can easily do that too, as the trains and buses are close by. The faculty of the OSP are great, very friendly and welcoming and always willing to help. The teachers are some of the best in their fields and I was privileged to learn from them. The OSP courses are taught in English, however you could still sign up for regular BGU courses if you'd like. As an OSP student you can either live in the dorms or in an apartment off campus. Either way, you'd find yourself getting culturally immersed - fast. If you're looking for a program in Israel that is a good support system in any time of need, while providing the opportunity to learn Hebrew through intensive Ulpan (Hebrew language courses), and enhancing your knowledge in the areas of your expertise or expanding your horizons by taking the courses offered in Environmental Studies, Business, and Israeli Studies/Social Sciences, then I do think that the Overseas Student Program is a fantastic choice for people coming from all parts of the globe who want to experience Israel uniquely, not always in a touristy fashion. You won't regret making this choice, whether or not you have an easy or difficult time adapting to new surroundings. The OSP tries its best to make sure its students make as smooth of a transition as possible. Choosing to go to Israel was the best choice I made, and choosing the Overseas Student Program enhanced my experience.
Great Students, Faculty & Staff
Submitted by Evan Berent - City College of New York | November 14, 2016
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.
One of the best summer experiences
Submitted by Meetasha Rathi - Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies | September 08, 2016
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.
Amazing journey abroad
Submitted by zhenkai wang - sun yat-sen university | August 18, 2016
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.