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Tel Aviv University

Program Highlights


Spring Semester 2015
Summer 2015
Academic Year 2015-2016
Autumn Semester 2015


Direct Enroll




Tel Aviv

Host University

Tel Aviv University

Academic Credit


Application Deadline

Spring 2015: October 1, 2014
Term: 1152

Summer 2015: February 1, 2015
Term: 1154

Academic Year 2015-2016: March 1, 2015
Term: 1158

Autumn 2015: March 1, 2015
Term: 1158


3.0 cumulative GPA;
Special Petition with health & safety committee

Program Costs

Tel Aviv University program fee and HTH International insurance fee.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Angerman (.6)


Tel Aviv University is Israel's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning and offers multidisciplinary courses on a campus that is as dynamic as Israel itself.


Tel Aviv is a bustling, cosmopolitan city situated on the Mediterranean. It is known for its first rate symphony, theater and galleries.

Courses and Credits

Multiple summer programs are available. 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 semester 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 semester credits upon successful completion. Native Hebrew speakers may request to take an Ulpan-exemption test when confirming their participation, but not later.

All coursework will be done for graded Ohio State credit. All students taking language courses will be required to take a language placement test upon their return to Ohio State in order to establish course equivalencies and proper placement for continued language instruction. Questions about testing or Language credits should be directed to appropriate Transfer Credit Coordinator.

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Specific registration instructions will be provided in the letter of acceptance.


The student dormitories are all conveniently located within walking distance from the Tel Aviv University campus. Dormitories are divided into suites of one or two bedrooms shared by two students per bedroom. Each suite is furnished and includes a kitchenette and bathroom. All long term students (semester/year) are housed in our newly renovated Einstein dorms. Each room has a new kitchen and bathroom, air conditioning and wifi.

Program Costs

Students will pay the Tel Aviv University's program fee and HTH International insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect August 27, 2014 - June 30, 2015.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Application Information

Applicants must submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online via buckeyelink.osu.edu. Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to the student's Statement of Fees and Accounts. The application fee will be refunded only if a student is not accepted or if s/he submits a written request to withdraw his/her application prior to the application deadline. Both the Office of International Affairs and Tel Aviv University applications must be submitted by the Ohio State deadline. All Tel Aviv University application materials must be submitted directly to Tel Aviv University.


Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Special Petition Process

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning for Israel. All participants must submit a petition acknowledging they have read the travel warning and recognize the risk involved.* The petition will be provided by your Office of International Affairs study abroad coordinator and must be included as part of your acceptance materials for the program. All petitions are reviewed by the International Travel Policy Committee and subject to approval by the Provost.


In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, submit a Special Petition with the Study Abroad Health & Safety Committee and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.

Ohio State Funding Opportunities: oia.osu.edu
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel warnings/country specific information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (geographic health recommendations)
Tel Aviv University: go.osu.edu/TelAviv

Contact Us
Information about Getting Started sessions and study abroad coordinator advising hours can be viewed at http://oia.osu.edu/study-abroad.html. Questions about study abroad programs can be directed to abroadadvisor@osu.edu. The Office of International Affairs is located in Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue.

*Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this handout, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program for which a State Department travel warning is in effect. It is the policy of Ohio State not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap in matters of admission, employment, housing, or services in the educational programs which it administers in accordance with civil rights legislation.