Academics

Tel Aviv University

The semester at Tel Aviv University (TAU) begins with a required intensive language study called an Ulpan.  The Ulpan is available in Hebrew or Arabic and is a required component of the semester at TAU.  It runs for 6 weeks and is worth 6 credits in the fall and runs for 4 weeks and is worth 4 credits in the spring.  TAU allows an exemption only for students who can pass a Hebrew proficiency exam.  During the Ulpan, courses meet five days a week, Sunday-Thursday from 8:30am until 1:00pm with a short break in the middle.

After the Ulpan, most students will enroll in courses taught in English available through the Overseas Students Program.  These courses are worth 3 credits each and a full load is five courses.  Courses in the Overseas Students Program are with other visiting students, primarily from the US and are offered only four days a week to allow students time for exploration and travel. 
Courses are available in the following academic fields:rollins students in Israel

  1. Jewish Studies
  2. Israel Studies
  3. Management and Economics (two courses)
  4. Middle East Studies
  5. Art Studies
  6. Life Science (one course)
  7. General—anthropology, sociology, film and culture courses
  8. Hebrew language
  9. Arabic language

For a full listing of courses and full course information, please visit the TAU website.  Students with strong Hebrew may take up to two regular, direct enrollment courses with Israeli students.

Rollins students also have the option to participate in the TAU Voyage to Medicine semester program, which has a special focus on healthcare and biology.  For more information about this new program and to see full course descriptions, visit the semester programs page on the TAU website.

Transfer of Credits: Students participating on this program will need to seek the appropriate departmental approval for all major/minor requirements and approval for General Education Requirements through Student Records. All courses on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits and the grades are factored into the Rollins GPA. Students who successfully complete this program through Rollins will receive an official transcript from Tel Aviv University. It can take up to 3 months to receive the official transcript.

Faculty and Staff: Classes are taught by faculty from Tel Aviv University. Student support and advising is provided by the staff in the TAU International Office and by RAs, Israeli students who live alongside the visiting students in the dormitory.

Country: Israel (State of Israel)

Capital: Jerusalem

Currency: Israeli new Shekel

Language: Hebrew & Arabic

Dialing Code: +972

Population: 8 million

Time Zone +/- EST +7

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