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Brandeis University Middlebury Program in Israel at BGU
Beer Sheva, Israel
|Restrictions:||Brandeis applicants only|
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|Program Type:||Study Center||Program Language(s):||Hebrew|
|Area of Study(s):||Hebrew Language and Literature||Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:||4|
|Housing Options:||Dormitory||Experiential Learning Opportunities:||Internship, Volunteering|
The Brandeis University/Middlebury Program in Israel is located in Beer Sheva, in the heart of the Negev desert in southern Israel. One of the world’s oldest cities, Beer Sheva dates back 6,000 years and its inhabitants have ranged from nomads and Romans to Ottomans. Located in an area rich with Biblical and archeological history, the city is now a modern regional capital with a population of about 185,000, including a large number of Russian and Ethiopian Jews who arrived in the 1990s. The Brandeis University/Middlebury Program in Israel is affiliated with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, a premier research institution renowned for its strong academics and teaching, as well as for its local and international ties.
Appealing to intermediate and advanced students of Hebrew, this program is a great opportunity for students interested in bringing their language skills to the next level and who desire a full-immersion approach to studying abroad.
Students will earn a total of 16 credits per semester. Local faculty from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are hired to teach classes specifically designed for program participants in advanced language, culture, and civilization. All students take a combination of language and content courses; Modern Hebrew (5 hours per week) and electives courses on Israeli and Middle Eastern culture, religion, or politics. Students also have the opportunity to take courses directly through BGU in a variety of subjects like science, politics, history, etc. or participate in an internship. All classes engage students in a variety language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). As part of the program, students will adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge, a promise to speak only the language students are studying for the duration of the program.
Brandeis students can apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the Brandeis University/Middlebury Program in Israel. Students will not need to complete a separate application to Middlebury College.
Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.