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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


Opportunity Description

Study and live in the vibrant city of Tel Aviv. Take classes in English while you learn or improve your Hebrew.

What is unique about this program?

  • In addition to intensive Hebrew language studies, choose from classes in English in the fields of International Relations, Social Sciences, Arts, Environmental Studies, History, Religion, Business, Jewish and Israel Studies, and more.
  • Start the semester or year with Intensive Hebrew.
  • Live in dorms on the Tel Aviv campus.

What is unique about Tel Aviv?

Known for its nightlife and 24-hour culture, Tel Aviv is also the financial and technological center of Israel.  Though it is the 2nd largest city, Tel Aviv is the hub of the largest metropolitan area in the country, and its economy as a city is one of the largest in the Middle East.  Tel Aviv presents a great vantage point for Israel, Jewish or Middle East Studies, Environmental Studies, or Business.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.