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.
Fall Semester: End of August to mid-December
Spring Semester: Late February to late June
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.
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).
Students are responsible for passport/visa fees, board, travel to meet overseas flights, CISI Supplemental Health & Accident Insurance, books and personal expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322