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Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, Archeology, Communications, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Government/Poli-Sci, Hebrew, International Business, Literature, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Erica Nikolaisen
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Grad/Undergrad:
School of International Affairs, Undergraduate
Program Description:
Two women walking down the street in Tel Aviv

Program Overview     


Tel Aviv University is ranked as one of the top institutions of higher learning world-wide. Many members of its faculty have won international recognition and are considered leaders in their fields. The University enriches lives through its School for Overseas Students. Students gain insight into globalizations and learn to live as citizens of the world.City view of Tel Aviv

Courses are offered in a variety of exciting fields: International Relations, Social Science, Arts, Environmental Studies, History, Religion, and Business. Information about the range of courses offered on this program can be found on the Tel Aviv Course Offering website. Each semester program is preceded by a required Hebrew language course, called Ulpan, to prepare students for life in Israel. 

Countries with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning

In order to comply with Penn State's International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries with active U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings are required to submit a petition for a waiver to the Standing Advisory Committee on International Student Travel. This petition will be included in the online application process for this program. For more information regarding the travel warning, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

To view a list of other programs available in this region, visit our Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures.


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis.

Students are required to take 21 credits on this program. These 21 credits include a four-credit Ulpan Intensive Hebrew Language Course which takes place in the first four weeks upon arrival and is offered in different levels of language proficiency. Students will then take 5 courses for the semester.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Tel Aviv Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad. These courses will not be credited at Penn State.
 To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser. 


Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Sophomore class standing or higher at time of study

Housing and Meals


Students will arrange their housing directly with Tel Aviv University. You will live with other international students in a campus dormitory suite.


Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.


Financial Aid & Scholarships


Church of the Holy SepulchrePenn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.

The Israel Scholarship

The Israel Scholarship was born out of a partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and is intended to provide opportunities for the best and brightest of the Hispanic-American community to study abroad in Israel. The fund awards up to $3,000 in scholarship prizes to qualified applicants. Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and show proof of acceptance to an Israeli university. Learn more about and apply for The Israel Scholarship.


For More Information


For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the Student Spotlights of Penn State students currently studying abroad.


How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire

  •  Two academic recommendations

  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.



Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.

 


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Steps to Study Abroad
Schedule an Appointment
Academics
Cost & Funding
Health & Safety
Parents & Family
Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 09/15/2016
**
Rolling Admission 01/23/2017 06/04/2017
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
03/15/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 09/15/2017
**
Rolling Admission 01/17/2018 06/03/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/14/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students 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