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UConn Brain and Behavior in Tel Aviv, Israel (Faculty-led) (Summer)

Psychology – PNB – Cognitive Science Major? Neuroscience minor? PreMed student?

The Program

UConn Brain and Behavior in Tel Aviv is a new summer study abroad program that gives students a chance to pursue their studies in Psychology/Cognitive Science/Neuroscience. This 5 week program is led by Dr. Etan Markus (UConn Psychology) together with colleagues at Tel Aviv University.  Participants will take a UConn class supplemented with a second class focused on regional history and/or culture, as well as, organized activities and tours.

Tel Aviv / Jaffa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Bauhaus architecture.  It is also known as “The City that Never Sleeps“.  Tel Aviv University is a leading world institution with cutting edge research in both Psychology and Biology.

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All coursework and activities will be conducted in English.

The Academics

Students will earn 3 Honors credits for the UConn class and 3-4 credits for the Tel Aviv University class.  Students will earn credit for:

  • PSYC 2209. Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior – Dr. Etan Markus (3 Honors credits) this will include a behavioral neuroscience workshop

  and a choice of one of the following:

  • One Hundred Years: History and Memory in Tel Aviv/Jaffa – Dr Martin Wein (3 credits)
  • POLS 3993 (3 credits): Islamic Politics and Terror in the Middle East – Dr. Meir Litvak
  • Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic – Mr. Michael Guggenheimer (4 credits)

The Experience

Participants will live in Tel Aviv University dorms. Students will be encouraged to go off campus and mingle with Israeli society.  The dorms have kitchens and there are two supermarkets and dozens of restaurants within a 5-minute walk from the dorms. In addition TAU will provide local “social counselors”, who will live in the dorms and available 24/7 for advice and assistance regarding Israeli society.  Organized social/cultural activities and two weekend field trips will enhance the cultural experience.


More information? contact Dr. Markus (


Please note that the only type of financial aid that can be applied to the cost of this program, other than scholarships, are Federal Stafford Loans. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/27/2018 03/06/2018 06/10/2018 07/22/2018

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: Yes Required GPA: 3