Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


The City College of New York and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel are offering the Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Exchange Program. Located in Negev, a desert that stretches from Egypt through the southern part of Israel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Beer-Sheva is a beautiful desert city that blends both history and modernity.

BGU student exchange program is open to all majors. The program begins with an intensive Hebrew language course. In addition, students can choose courses taught in English from the following fields:

  • Sustainable Development (Fall)

Courses Offered: Overview of Environmental Issues in the Middle East, Desert Ecology, Water Resource Management in the Middle East, Environmental Policy in Israel

  • Israel Studies (Fall)

Courses Offered: Israel Society as Seen Through Israeli Films, Israeli Politics and Society in the 1970s and 1980s, Sites and Rites of Memory in Israel: Holocaust, Independence, Heritage, The Israeli Mosaic –An Introduction to Israeli History, Politics, Society and Culture

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Spring)

Courses Offered: Technological Entrepreneurship, Strategy in Technology Management, From Idea to Start-Up, Innovation

  • Global Health (Spring)

Courses Offered: Global Health and Development, Health in the Age of Globalization, The Politics of Global Health, Medical Anthropology of the Middle East, Dealing with Stress in Daily Life and Emergency Situations


Only CCNY students are eligible to participate in this program. There is no language requirement. For more information about the scholarship, please speak with a CCNY study abroad advisor.  


  • October 1 (for Spring)
  • May 1 (for Fall or Full Year)

VISA: A student visa is required. The visa must be obtained BEFORE the student´s entrance in Israel. A tourist visa cannot be transferred into a student visa inside the country. When the applicant is accepted, Ben-Gurion University will send a LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE that will enable him/her to obtain a visa at the Israel Embassy/Consulate.


Last Updated: 10/04/2018 14:24