Tel Aviv and its booming population, energy, edginess, beautiful beaches and 24-hour lifestyle gives the city a cosmopolitan flair that makes it a perfect destination. Located in the heart of Israel, Tel Aviv has easy access to the entire country: Jerusalem is just one hour bus ride away and Haifa one hour and a half train ride away, it’s the perfect mid-point! TAU’s location is only a short ten minute bus ride or even a short twenty minute bike ride away from the city center. Should we tell you more?
Apart from being really well situated you will get to enjoy our beautiful 220 acre green lively campus filled with 30,000 students many being international as well as many being locals. You will be able to immerse yourself in Israeli culture while at the same time taking fascinating courses taught in English. Our program has Hebrew language classes incorporated that fit your level for the benefit of feeling confident while becoming one more Tel Avivian.
On campus you will find great outdoor facilities as well as indoor facilities. There are many benefits of becoming a Student at TAU, one is that you will have access to a discounted gym rate which offers three pools (one olympic size one) a great indoor gym and an always visited gymnasium. There are tennis courts on campus, as well as volleyball courts spread out throughout the open areas. The campus comes alive with weekly social and cultural events.
The academic program is preceded by a mandatory intensive Hebrew language course, called an Ulpan, to prepare you for life in Israel. A summer Ulpan is seven weeks, and an abbreviated four-week Ulpan is offered for students who will begin their studies in the Spring Semester. It offers students at all levels of language proficiency the ability to substantially develop their Hebrew skills.
Students take a full schedule of courses taught in English from our rich and diverse course schedule. A final updated course schedule is posted prior to the beginning of each semester. Each course awards 3 academic credits.
Fall/ Year abroad students will enroll in the Summer Ulpan which will award them 6 academic credits (total for the Fall abroad 21 credits)
Spring Semester Abroad students will enroll in the Winter Ulpan which will award them 4 academic credits ( total for the Spring abroad 19 credits)
Students live in conveniently located fully furnished, modern student housing located within walking distance from the University campus. Housing includes 24-hour security and supportive resident counselors called Madrichim.
Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution. You may view the entire course catalog for this program by accessing the Tel Aviv University website and following the instructions under the “Course Description” heading. Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Credit and Grading Transfer
Credits from Tel Aviv University will transfer as follows:
Credit at Tel Aviv University
Credit at Chapman University
Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Grade at Tel Aviv University
Grade at Chapman University
93 - 100%
90 - 92%
87 - 89%
83 - 86%
80 - 82%
77 - 79%
73 - 76%
70 - 72%
67 - 69%
63 - 66%
60 - 62%
59% and under
All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.