Study and Work in Israel


Brandeis students on the BUMPI program, spring 2013

Approved Study Abroad Programs in Israel: There are currently eight approved semester programs in Beer Sheva, Haifa, Jerusalem, Kibbutz Ketura, and Tel Aviv including the Brandeis-led program, Brandeis University Middlebury Program in Israel at Ben Gurion University.

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 (Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva) promises effective and authentic immersion experience.

World of Work Fellowships: offers financial awards for Brandeis students who wish to pursue summer internships with organizations that may not be able to provide a salary.

Taglit-Birthright Israel research
(through the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies): Established by a group of Jewish philanthropists, in collaboration with the Israeli government and Jewish communities around the world, Taglit aims to encourage Jewish continuity, foster engagement with Israel, and forge a new relationship among Jews around the world.  (Click here for information about the Taglit-Birthright Israel opportunity through Brandeis Hillel).

JDC Short-Term Service Program (through Brandeis Hillel): Working today in over 70 countries, JDC acts on behalf of North America’s Jewish communities and others to rescue Jews in danger, provide relief to those in distress, revitalize overseas Jewish communities, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens

Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers: The United States-Israel Educational Foundation, the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2014/2015-2015/2015 academic years.