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BC-Program Study in Israel (PSI)
Beersheba, Israel; Haifa, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fast Facts:
Program Category:
Sponsor CUNY College:
Open to all CUNY students? (EPermit):
Yes Non-CUNY students eligible?: No
Academic Subject(s):
All subjects (exchange programs only) Undergrad/Grad eligible?: Undergraduate
Program Description:

logo BrooklynProgram Study in Israel (PSI)

The BC Study in Israel (PSI) program is administered through Brooklyn College. Through this program, you will gain international experience in the Middle East while completing academic course work for your degree. You can study a broad range of subjects in one of these five Israeli institutions for the Fall or Spring semester, or for a full year: Students can choose from a wide range of courses offered in English for visiting foreign students. Depending on the institution, course work is available in archaeology, the arts, Arabic language, global health, Israeli culture and customs, Jewish history and traditions, Middle Eastern history, music, performing arts, political science, pre-medicine, psychology, religious studies and sustainability, among many other courses. Courses in English may be found at some institutions within the regular university curriculum as well. Students with a high level of Hebrew may also register for courses taught in Hebrew within the regular university curriculum. Credits earned can be applied to the student's transcript with departmental approval. Study for Fall, Spring or Summer terms may be preceded by an intensive Hebrew language study course (Ulpan), which some institutions require.
View IEGE BC Program Study in Israel (PSI) Informational Handout

This program is open only to Brooklyn College students who have completed a full semester of study at Brooklyn College. Some of the Israeli institutions may wish to have visiting students with more advanced standing depending on the program of study. Students from other CUNY universities and outside the CUNY system are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Program Dates

The beginning date of Fall classes varies depending on the Jewish calendar and Fall holidays. Generally, a student might study in the Ulpan in late July through early September or early September into October, break for the holidays, and begin Fall classes in mid-October, which continue through the end of December or early January. Spring term begins with the winter Ulpan in late January with Spring courses beginning in late February.


Estimated costs for one semester of study (airfare, housing, meals, personal expenses, tuition, books, Ulpan) is estimated between $15,000 and $17,000. Students pay the tuition and housing costs of the host institution at which they will study in the following manner:Israel_2

  • Students will be billed CUNY tuition upon registration for the program by IEGE office at Brooklyn College.
  • This amount is then subtracted from the tuition charged by the host institution.
  • The remaining host institution tuition balance and housing costs are billed directly to the student by the host Israeli institution. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

A variety of funding sources are available through both Brooklyn College and the host institution. Brooklyn College students may, for example, apply for SASA, Tow and Furman scholarships, or use their Opportunity Grants and Macaulay funds. Jewish students will want to explore opportunities offered by Masa. National scholarships such as the Gilman and the Boren are excellent choices, particularly for those who plan to take courses in Arabic language and Middle Eastern studies. Most financial aid can be applied to semester study abroad programs. Any financial aid you are currently receiving is administered by your home institution's Office of Financial Aid. Questions about your financial aid should be directed to that office.

How to Apply 
There are two parts to the application process. First, an application is submitted to Brooklyn College and, upon acceptance, a second one to the Israeli institution at which they plan to study.
  • Complete and submit the IEGE Online Notification of Study Abroad/Brooklyn College Study Abroad Application.
  • IEGE applications must be submitted to IEGE no later than April 1 for Fall semesters, and October 31 for Spring semesters. Due to limited spaces, interested students should submit their applications as early as possible.
  • After initial acceptance by IEGE, students will complete an online application for the Israeli institution of choice. Once the applicant has obtained admission from the Israeli institution, the student provides a copy of the admission letter to the IEGE office at Brooklyn College and will be registered by IEGE for the term desired. Registration through Brooklyn College's IEGE enables a more transparent process, easier transfer of credits, and facilitates the use of financial aid for study abroad.

Applications to Israeli institutions must be submitted no later than April 15 (some later) for Fall semesters, and November 15 for Spring and Winter terms.


Students will live in residence halls with Israeli students or with other international students, depending on the institution. Off-campus apartment living may also be an option.

Israel_1 Cocurricular Activities

Host institutions offer volunteer experiences, internships and research opportunities to visiting students. Campuses have an active club life and extracurricular opportunities to make friends.



Bar Ilan University
Alyta Pitaru
Director of Administration
P: +972.3.534.6473
C: +972.52.470.2361

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Ben Gurion University 
Andi Meiseles
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program 
1001 Avenue of the Americas, 19th floor
New York, NY 10018
P: 800.962.2248, ext. 2201 

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Rothberg International School 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Keri Rosenbluh
One Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10004-1405
P: 800.404.8622 or 212.607.8520

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Tel Aviv University International
Melea Rubenstein
Office of Academic Affairs
39 Broadway, Suite 1510
New York, NY 10006
P: 212.742.9030 or 800.665.9828

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University of Haifa
Michal Morgenstern Laor
Director of Study Abroad Programs
International School, University of Haifa
Haifa 31905
P: +972.4.828.8882
F: +972.4.824.0391 

Office of International Education & Global Engagement
1108 Boylan Hall
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
P: 718.951.5189

Note that all information listed above is subject to change at any time. Last modification February 7, 2018.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline How to Apply Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2019 06/30/2019 ** See program homepage link above TBA TBA

** The application process is through the host college. If your home college is not the same as the host college, notify your home college study abroad office ASAP (ideally during the application process) so you can work out credit transfer, financial aid, and other EPermit issues.