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Gap Year Program - Study Abroad

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Be'er Sheva
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Gap Year Program - Study Abroad

BGU offers young adults the opportunity to spend their gap year in a fruitful academic experience while having a meaningful social adventure. As a gap year student, you will be part of the study Abroad Program, enjoying the vibrant campus life, participating in volunteering projects and studying alongside undergraduate students. As BGU is academically recognized worldwide, the academic credits you will accumulate during the semester at BGU can be accepted as credits towards a future degree at other universities. The varied range of undergraduate courses offered at BGU can help you find your future path. The Program encourages you to experience personal, academic, and professional growth. With Israeli and international students from countries all around the world, helpful staff, and trips throughout Israel, significant experience is awaiting you.

Program content

  • Explore Israel via trips throughout the country- Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, hikes in the Negev desert and in the north.
  • Get to know Israelis- enjoy joint events, go to Language Exchange nights with the local crowd, discover Israelis' point of view on current affairs and have the opportunity to celebrate holidays the Israeli way.
  • Merge into BGU's social life- join student union's festivities and events and experience the unique BGU social life.
  • Become close with your diverse group and community- get to know people from all over the world, and make meaningful connections that can last for a lifetime.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fees for semester Program: $7,200
  • Tuition fees for year Program: $11,200

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The extraordinary and groundbreaking achievements of our researchers, students and graduates are not only a result of the advanced research and teaching infrastructure and excellent study conditions, but also of the unique way of studying, living and working at Ben-Gurion...

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

1 Ben-Gurion Blvd.
845000 Be'er-Sheva
Israel and the Occupied Territories

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