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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Tivon, Israel
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2
Housing Option: Dorm/Residence Hall Areas of Study: Department of Teaching and Learning, Education and Human Ecology, Education and Human Ecology (College of), International Studies, Jewish Studies
Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 GE Requirements: GE: Open Options – Education Abroad
Academic Credit: Education: Teaching and Learning Education Abroad Coordinator: Nyya Jones
Program Description:
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Program Early Childhood Israel tab 1

This three-week study abroad program during the month of May of the academic year is the result of a partnership between the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University and Oranim College, in Tivon, Israel. The focus of the program is to better understand young children (preschool – 3rd grade) including children who are typically-developing as well as children with special needs.

The learning outcomes for this abroad experience are:
1)To identify the similarities and differences in how pedagogical decision-making re: early childhood practices is informed through Israeli and US perspectives.
2)To strengthen the participant’s own linguistic, cultural and pedagogical competence and promote reflection on practice.
3)To demonstrate the ability to interact constructively with people of different cultures.
4)To strengthen the participant’s own frames of reference (e.g. culture, gender, language, abilities, ways of knowing, the potential biases in these frames, and their impact on expectation for and relationships with learners and their families.


The program takes place in Tivon, Haifa, Israel, with excursions to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.


Students will be housed in apartment-style housing in Haifa in a facility called "1926 Designed Apartment Hotel". All apartments have kitchens with refrigerator, microwaves, wifi.  Meals can also be purchased at Oranim College. Transportation will be coordinated by Oranim College through buses.

Resident Directors

Laurie Katz
Professor, Teaching and Learning

Michele Sanderson, Ed.S.
Early Childhood Program Manager

Education Abroad Coordinator

Nyya Jones



Courses and Credit Early Childhood Israel tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register in 3 credits of Educational Studies: Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood Pedagogy (EDUTL 5123).



Application Requirement Early Childhood Israel tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, good disciplinary standing, 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.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the 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 apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs Early Childhood Israel tab 4

The cost for the 2018 program will be finalized soon.
Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $4,896 program fee. international airfare, in-country transportation, accommodations, all breakfasts, some group lunches and dinners, and entrance to all program sites and museums. It does not cover passport, immunizations, most meals and personal expenses.

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.


Student 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.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Information Sessions

  • 10/19/2017 5:30-6:30pm, 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • 11/15/2017 3:00-4:00pm, 160 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.


None at this time.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/03/2018
01/17/2018 05/05/2018 05/25/2018

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This program is currently not accepting applications.