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Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Residence Hall or Dormitory Minimum GPA: 2.85
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Art History, English, Film & New Media Studies, Hebrew, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Politics, Public Health, Religion, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Class Year: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language Study Offered: Arabic, Hebrew Program Features: Direct Enroll at a University
Program Description:

About Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Ben Gurion University was founded in 1969 and is named for the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion. It is a major center for teaching and research with close to 20,000 students enrolled in five faculties: Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Business and Management. Its campus environment promotes multicultural and international perspectives, as well as community involvement. Through outreach from the Center for Bedouin Studies and Development, approximately  500 Bedouin students – over half women -  are enrolled at BGU. Visiting students are encouraged to participate in numerous campus activities, clubs and enjoy campus facilities, which include two movie houses, a state-of-the-art sports center, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Students live in University dormitories.

Located in Beer Sheba (pop. 206,000 ) in the Negev Desert.  It is within 75 miles of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The city has characteristics of Mediterranean and desert climates. 

Program Dates:
Fall Semester: End of August to mid-December
Spring Semester: Late February to late JuneA camel sitting in a parking space next to some cars

Courses & Credit:
5 courses per semester, or 15-16 semester hours, earn 4.0 Wheaton credits. 
Ulpan Studies/Intensive Hebrew Language classes are required as a pre-session to the regular semester.

Housing & Board: 
Wheaton Students are housed on campus in double rooms, with internet and telephone hook up.  Linens and a telephone are provided. The dorm is also equipped with a cafeteria, bookstore and exercise room. 

Fees: Wheaton Tuition and Housing
- Expenses covered include orientation, tuition, housing, and one round-trip airfare from New York or Boston to Israel.

Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).

Other Expenses: 
Students are responsible for passport/visa fees, board, travel to meet overseas flights, CISI Supplemental Health & Accident Insurance, books and personal expenses.                         
A person standing in the desert underneath a yellow sign in Arabic and English that says "Beware of Camels near the road"

     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.