Studying abroad offers many opportunities to benefit from the surrounding culture, history, beauty and knowledge. We built the schedule in a way for you to benefit as much as possible from the country and region. Since you will be neither studying on Fridays nor on Sundays, every weekend will give you time to travel around. Moreover, since mornings are always free, you can do an internship or work (if you have the Israeli nationality or a special visa) or learn a language.
Moreover, as a part of the program, we will have class meetings with weekly guest lectures from Israel or abroad who will meet the students in intimate settings. Since Tel Aviv University is the host of a number of research centers and Tel Aviv in general is a hub for conferences and interesting academic and cultural events, we will regularly suggest extra events/lectures/conferences to our students.
Trips within the country are an excellent way to benefit from your stay in Israel. Throughout the year, you will get many chances to explore different regions accompanied by Faculty.
Hebrew and spoken Arabic Classes:
Students are offered the opportunity to study Hebrew and spoken Arabic in the framework of the program. For small additional costs, you will be able to take classes two to three times a week in the mornings. This might interest those of you who enjoy learning local languages or those planning on working or staying in the region after their MA is completed.
During the summer and between the semesters, intensive Ulpan (Hebrew classes) are offered on campus. This year, the summer Ulpan is: from July 30 until September 13 and costs USD 1450.
MASA scholarship students are required to attend a 120 hours of Hebrew classes during their year of study.