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Brandeis University Middlebury Program in Israel

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This program has been suspended for 2015-2016, and is not currently accepting applications.

The Brandeis University-Middlebury Program in Israel (BUMPI) is the first, and only, full Hebrew language immersion program in Israel.  In addition to Hebrew instruction and content-courses, you have various internship/volunteering options to choose form. The program location and university partner, Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in Beer Sheva promises effective and authentic immersion experience. The BGU campus – known for its strong and active Student Union – offers regular activities such as performances at the Student’s House, shows, day trips, and various cultural events.  In fact, many Israeli students choose to study at BGU because of its vibrant campus life.

Through its strong community social programs, the University serves as a bridge to the local community and it actively supports and facilitates the students’ connection and integration with locals. While Beer Sheva is a rapidly developing city, it is not as touristic as Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and it is highly unlikely that you will hear any English around you. Brandeis University-Middlebury Program at Ben-Gurion University offers you academic rigor, cultural engagement, and freedom to explore in an authentic city recently branded as “Israel’s Opportunities Capital.

  • All course work is conducted entirely in Hebrew
  • Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge
  • Curriculum designed for high intermediate and advanced Hebrew language students