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Language of Instruction: English, Hebrew Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Arts and Sciences, Comparative Studies, Economics, Engineering, Environment and Natural Resources, History, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Political Science, Sociology
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required Click here for a definition of this term Program Features: Internship
Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Elizabeth Angerman Click here for a definition of this term International Component: In-person
Program Description:




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.

Direct enroll programs require a higher level of independence and the ability to navigate a foreign educational system without assistance designed to cater to the needs of education abroad students from the United States.  


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


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.

Education Abroad Coordinator

Elizabeth Angerman
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one. 



Courses and Credit

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired coursework will be subject to the cancellation policy

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.
Multiple summer programs are available. The semester 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.

Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their overall academic goals with their academic advisor(s) beforehand.

This program offers multiple sessions during the summer semester. While completing your OSU application, you will be asked to submit your intended session(s) and credit(s). Tel Aviv University program offers the following approved options:
  • Summer Undergraduate Session (June 11-July 23): Variable (5-7) credits
  • Summer Research in the Sciences (June 11-Aug 13): Variable
  • Summer Entrepreneurship Program (June 28-July 23):  4 credits
  • Summer Internship I (June 11-July 28): 3 credits
  • Summer Internship II (June 28-Aug 28): Variable
  • Arabic Language Programs (June 11-July 23): 4 credits
  • Yiddish Summer Programs (June 28-July 30): 4 credits
Please refer to the Tel Aviv University website for more detailed information.




In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, submit a Special Petition with the International Travel Policy 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.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Application instructions
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications: 
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. Tel Aviv application. 

IMPORTANTBoth applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline



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



Program Costs

Students will pay the Tel Aviv University's program fee and GeoBlue 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 until June 30, 2019.

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.


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



Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019:
    • Walk-in Advising from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in 100 Enarson Classroom Building
    • Information Session from 3:00-4:00 in 100 Enarson Classroom Building


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


This program includes travel to a risk designated country and all participants at the time of acceptance must submit a petition provided by the Office of International Affairs acknowledging they have read the travel warning and recognize the risk involved. All programs administered through the Office of International Affairs that include travel to countries with a risk designation have received prior approval by the International Travel Policy Committee. 

Increased independence, increased confidence, knowledge on the courses I took
     — Summer, 2019 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020
Rolling Admission 01/10/2021 05/14/2021
NOTE: These dates are tentative. They include the optional group flight from New York to Tel Aviv as well as the pre-term Ulpan.
Summer 2021 02/15/2021
Rolling Admission 06/06/2021 08/13/2021
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include the optional group flight from New York to Tel Aviv. There are several possible programs during the summer session at Tel Aviv University with varying start dates, and applicants are responsible for indicating which one they have selected. Please refer to provider acceptance materials for finalized dates and travel instructions.
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021
Rolling Admission 08/01/2021 05/20/2022
NOTE: These dates are tentative. They include the optional group flight from New York to Tel Aviv as well as the pre-term Ulpan.
Fall 2021 04/01/2021
Rolling Admission 08/01/2021 12/17/2021
NOTE: These dates are tentative. They include the optional group flight from New York to Tel Aviv as well as the pre-term Ulpan.
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/09/2022 05/20/2022
NOTE: These dates are tentative. They include the optional group flight from New York to Tel Aviv as well as the pre-term Ulpan.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed