Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Programs
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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Reviews
Great study abroad option
Submitted by NYCSTudent - Baruch College | March 12, 2018
Definitely a great choice for a place to study a abroad. Campus is beautiful and student life is vibrant. There are always hiccups when studying abroad but you're well taken care of and everyone at the OSP is super helpful and there for you when you need anything. Worth considering when planning to grow abroad, you wont regret it.
BGU OSP program
Submitted by Christina Gault - University of Florida | March 12, 2018
When I first decided that I wanted to study in Israel, I didn't do it because I had a university in mind. My university hosted a study abroad fair, where all the major contenders lined up - Hebrew University, Technion, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan... but Ben-Gurion was absent.
Which in a way is a blessing in disguise, because it made me all the more determined to find out more the illusive Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Having some family friends in Israel, I was told that Beer-Sheva, as a city, is not the most beautiful or glamorous of Israel. It turns out that this was true, but I enjoyed my time here immensely. As someone who has spent a lot of time in between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, I found that it was a nice measure of 'normalcy'. This is to say that I didn't feel the religious tension one might feel in Jerusalem, and I also found it was more relaxed than Tel Aviv - both of these things were a huge bonus for me.
I absolutely loved doing the Ulpan here. Our professors were the best and it was a lot of fun learning Hebrew that we could use while we were there. I plan on coming back to do the higher level Ulpans as well.
There are many interesting courses to choose from, tons of trips that you should definitely take part in, all made possible by the amazing OSP staff. I made at least two life-long friends while abroad here, and I think it is a great program.
Knowing what I know now, and given the chance to go back in time, I wouldn't change a thing.
Be different ,be you,BGU
Submitted by Jingjing Shi - Zhejiang University | August 07, 2017
My experience at BGU was so magnificent that I can not forget it anymore.Learning on Global Health ,going sightseeing and making friends were really a wonderful experience.It was really a great chance for me to learn something GH. Thanks to this program, I have leaned what is GH and how does it work. Thinking forward ,thinking in a global context and thinking critically are what we need to do .In addition, I learned how to cooperate with each other.We are expected to help each other.Without cooperation ,we can not do anything.And it was pretty delightful that there is a support system.BGU is different because this program is well organized and comprehensive. Professors, doctors and workers in OSP are really considerate and warmhearted.Choosing BGU is the best decision I have made this summer.
Wasn't my first choice, but glad I couldn't go to my first choice
Submitted by סיני - Washington College | July 03, 2017
Ben Gurion University (BGU) was not my first choice, so naturally Israel was not my first choice either. I was expecting to go to Istanbul and immerse myself at the junction connecting the continents of Asia and Europe, but oh my goodness am I glad that had not been an option for me.
Beer Sheva is not the most glamorous city in Israel, and BGU is certainly not the most prestigious school in Israel, but after all, I felt like I discovered exactly where I belong.
I do not wish to give you cliches, but the experience here was life-changing, and most importantly it was a life-changing experience shared with many, who I deemed as some of the most lovely people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I have been to more than twenty countries scattered around all five continents of the world, so when I say life-changing, it is indeed life-changing.
You will have opportunities to take some engaging courses related to Israel and the region of the Middle East; you will get to enjoy some trips to different parts of the country to experience culture, arts, scenery and history; you will learn Hebrew, and even though it might be difficult, it can be a rewarding experience for years to come.
If you are coming from the developed world, then the living condition might be considered sub par to what you have been used to. However, life is sometimes way more than just enjoying the moment or numbing yourself with luxury and extravagance. The OSP program here in BGU offered me a brand-new pair of vision to see the world differently and shed new lights on my existing knowledge the country and the Middle East, and for me, those are some of the things that can never be valued monetarily.
So I would like to thank everyone at the OSP office for this wonderful 7 months, and OSP, BGU, Beer Sheva and Israel will always have a place in my heart.
I would do it again
Submitted by hgarsombke - University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee | March 05, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed my summer in Israel. I learned so much this country and the way they influence the business world. The classes were engaging and enriching. My favorite part of the trip was definitely visiting Google's campus in Tel Aviv. Truly an amazing opportunity!