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Tel Aviv University, Israel (Direct Enroll)

The Program
Greater Tel Aviv, encompassing neighboring cities such as Jaffa and Holon, has a population of over one million, making it Israel’s largest metropolitan area. The mostcosmopolitan of Israeli cities, Tel Aviv serves as the center of Israel’s theatre, music and arts communities, hosting top-notch entertainment and nightlife from around the world. Tel Aviv’s beautiful white sand beaches are considered among the most easily accessible urban beaches in the world.
Tel Aviv University’s undergraduate study-abroad program allows students to learn Hebrew and absorb the fascinating land and culture of the people of Israel while taking extraordinary courses in English for full academic credit.  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.

The Academics

You may earn more than a semester’s or full year’s worth of UConn credit on this program, provided you received departmental approval before, during, or after your study abroad experience. 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).

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.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.

General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
HIST 2993 Foreign Study 2120.0539.03 The History of Anti-Semitism 3 12/31/2019
HIST 2993 Foreign Study 2120.0216.02 Ideologies and Intellectual Movements 3 6/30/2020
HIST 2993 Foreign Study 2120.0216.02 Ideologies & Intellectual Movements 3 12/31/2019
HIST 3993 Foreign Study 533-2 One Hundred Years: History and Memory in Tel Aviv-Jaffa 3 6/30/2017
HIST 3993 Foreign Study 2120.0120.01 The History of the Modern Middle East 3 6/30/2020
HIST 3993 Foreign Study 2120.2301.03 The War against the Jews: History of the Holocaust 3 6/30/2021
JOUR 3039 Foreign Study 2120.1009.03 Media and War 3 12/31/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 2120.1102.02 The Roots Of The Arab-Israeli Conflict 3 12/31/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 2120.0112.03 Israeli Politics 3 12/31/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 2120.1017.03 Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security in the 21st Century 3 12/31/2020
POLS 3993 Foreign Study 2120.2163.01 Mobilization, Social Protest, Revolution 3 12/31/2019
SOCI 3521 Sociology of Religion 558-2 Sociology of Religion 3 6/30/2017

The Experience
Dormitory accommodations with Israeli and international students are available for all campus-based programs.  Israeli counselors live in dormitories and are available to assist students 24 hours a day.
Access is available to all of Tel Aviv University’s athletic facilities, libraries, cafeterias and computer labs.  A mandatory comprehensive health insurance policy, valid within Israel only, is included.  Of course, all the amenities of the exciting city and beautiful beaches of Tel Aviv are easily accessible to students living on campus.
All of Lowy School programs are designed to take you beyond the classroom: insightful extracurricular activities, organized trips and professional internships are an integral part of every Lowy School program.

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 01/17/2018 06/03/2018
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: Hebrew Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3