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Living in Tel Aviv

Israeli Culture

What's normal? Know what to expect.

Culture & Customs

An Energetic City
A Beach Attitude

Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan city where the Middle East meets Europe and America. The warm weather and beaches mix with world-class museums and galleries and an avant-garde music, theater, and dance scene to create an energetic and unique city.

More About Tel Aviv

Bauhaus buildings are very common in Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv is a World Heritage site for having the densest concentration of Bauhaus architecture in the world.

What to do when you first arrive

The NYU Tel Aviv Staff are very helpful with this - Upon Arrival they will grant you a Rav-Kav Bus Card, Which allows you to ride any bus within the city.  they will help you to locate the nearest bus stops. The best way to get around Tel Aviv is by bus. The standard fare is NIS 5.60 ($1.40), with an additional half shekel to get to and from outlying areas. 

You can get some great student discounts in Tel Aviv, so bring your ISIC card with you when you travel! 

Check out restaurants and outdoor markets where you can pick up just about anything you might want. Locate the nearest bus stops.

Head outside and pick up whatever supplies you'll want, as well as anything you might have forgotten at home. 

This seems obvious, but for some reason people forget. Just do it. 

Spring Break Destinations

Exchange Rate

as of January 2014

$0.29 = 1 Shekel (₪)

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Spring Semester

Priority: September 15

Regular: October 15

Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.   

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