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Tel Aviv University

Language of Instruction: English, Hebrew
Tel Aviv,
Term: Academic Year, Spring

Experience Israel first-hand while living and studying in Tel Aviv.

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Please note that this program is not currently being reviewed for spring 2021. Please explore the list of spring 2021 programs that UGE is currently reviewing with campus partners and overseas institutions. You should also actively consider back-up options at Columbia. If you are looking for options for fall 2021 or after, applications for this program will be open for those terms later in the fall semester.


Study options at Tel Aviv University are available for spring or an academic year as either direct enrollment or Tel Aviv International. Located in Israel's cultural, financial and industrial heartland, TAU is the largest university in Israel with over 30,000 students studying on the campus. It is a major center of teaching and research with nine faculties including Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering. During the term abroad, you live on campus in dormitories.


You are encouraged to do the Ulpan, an intensive Hebrew course, before the start of the term.
Tel Aviv University International (TAU International) offer a rich variety of exciting courses in the fields of International Relations, Social Sciences, Arts, Environmental Studies, History, Religion and many more. Should you have advanced Hebrew language capability, you also may have the opportunity to enroll in local university courses as well.

Program Features

Throughout the semester, a number of excursions are available to you in order to become more familiar with the country of Israel. In the past, excursion locations have included: the Dead Sea, Galilee and the Negev.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.

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Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Study Abroad
Language of Instruction:
Tel Aviv,
The Middle East and North Africa
Academic Year, Spring

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