Tel Aviv University

rollins students in Israel

Rollins College offers students the opportunity to study at Tel Aviv University for an academic year or a semester. Program highlights include:

  • Courses in English in a range of academic fields
  • Language options in Hebrew and Arabic
  • Live in the cultural capital of Israel with lots to see and do
  • Excursions to sites of interest around Israel

Founded in 1956, Tel Aviv University is one of Israel’s premier institutions with 30,000 students, including 1,000 international students, and globally recognized faculty.  Visiting study abroad students are housed within the Overseas Students Program. There are many opportunities for integration with local and other international students. 

Tel Aviv is a city of just over 400,000 located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Tel Aviv is considered the cultural and economic capital of Israel and offers students a plethora of things to see and do from lounging on the famed beaches or shopping in Jaffa’s famed flea market to attending a performance of the Israeli Opera or checking out a Maccabi Tel Aviv football (soccer) match. Tel Aviv is also noted for its many restaurants featuring Israeli and international cuisine and for a lively nightlife. Tel Aviv University’s main campus is in Ramat Aviv, the suburb just north of Tel Aviv and only a quick fifteen-twenty minute bus or taxi ride to the city center. Tel Aviv’s central location in Israel also makes it fabulous location for exploring Israel’s many historical and cultural sites and dramatic landscapes.  Students studying at Tel Aviv University can easily take buses to Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Masada and more.


Program Costs:

  • Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester.  For 2014-2015 this is $28,275.
  • Includes: Tuition and program administration, accommodation, complete medical and emergency insurance, orientation, and cultural activities excursions.
  • Does not include:.
    • Airfare from Orlando: Estimated at $1,400
    • Visa: Estimated at $50
    • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $1,000
    • Souvenirs, entertainment and independent travel: Costs will vary but an average estimate is $1000-$1800
    • Travel/Property insurance (if desired): Costs will vary
  • Discount on Student Account: In December for the spring semester and July for the fall semester, a discount will be applied to the Student Account for meals not included on the program.  The discount should cover normal, basic costs for meals/groceries. Students with significant financial aid may end up with a positive balance on the Student Account which can then be requested as a refund. 
  • Need-Based Scholarships: scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare, and, in exceptional cases, other costs associated with study abroad.  Students apply for scholarships through the normal program application.



Requirements for Admission:

  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Good college standing
  • Good record with Community Standards
  • Good references
  • Professional Application

Fall 2014 Calendar

  • July 16: Depart
  • July 17: Arrive
  • July 18: Orientation & Hebrew Placement Exam
  • July 21-Sept 3: Ulpan
  • Sept 9-Oct 6: Fall Vacation
  • Oct 7-Dec 19: Fall Semester
  • Dec 15-19: Exams
  • Dec 22: Last day in the dorms

Spring 2015 Calendar

  • Jan 26: Depart (Group flight from JFK)
  • Jan 27: Arrival
  • Jan 28: Orientation & Hebrew Placement Exam
  • Feb 1-Feb 26: Ulpan - Hebrew Language Program
  • March 1-May 28: Classes
  • March 5: Vacation Day
  • Apr 1-11: Passover Vacation
  • Apr 22: Memorial Day
  • Apr 23: Independence Day
  • May 24: Shavuot Vacation
  • May 31: Last day in dorms

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