View of a beach in Tel Aviv

2021 Program   

Summer in Tel Aviv course offerings are being held remotely for summer 2021.

Available courses are on this dedicated list and are also reflected below. For courses that could not be offered remotely, there may be direct Washington Square-based equivalents, and NYU students may review offerings and register directly through Albert.

Students may now register for a single course (4 credits) if they wish, for two courses (total of 8 credits), or for an intensive (8 credit) course from any of our CAS Summer Abroad programs. Please make sure to check if your course times will be held in the New York (EDT) or Tel Aviv (IST) time zone.

Program Summary

At the crossroads of the ancient and modern, Tel Aviv is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. The center of Israel’s financial and technology sectors, Tel Aviv boasts many museums and beautiful beaches, a wide variety of culinary hotspots and a vibrant nightlife. The College’s new summer program is a six-week experience that capitalizes on the city’s history and resources to immerse students in Israeli culture. Through intense academic exploration and co-curricular excursions, participants will investigate Israel’s unique history and explore the intersections of religion, politics and ethnicity in a modern secular society from a comparative perspective. This program leverages Tel Aviv’s multicultural present to provide a global perspective on the Middle East and Jewish-Arab society. Open to all undergraduates, Summer in Tel Aviv may be of special interest to those studying religion, politics, history, international relations, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies or Hebrew and Judaic studies.

Architectural details in Tel Aviv

Application Deadlines

There is no application process for summer 2021. Any student cleared to register for NYU Summer 2021 may do so for remote offerings directly via NYU Albert.

Visiting students wishing to participate in courses will first need to apply to NYU 2021 summer session through University Programs. Following admission, visiting students will be directed to NYU Albert to register.

Contact Us

NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

Program Director

Avraham Shilon
Visiting Assistant Professor, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies 

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Tuition and Fees

Program Costs 2021

Undergraduate Tuition - 8 points

Undergraduate Tuition - 4 points



Undergraduate  Registration Fees - 8 points

Undergraduate  Registration Fees - 4 points




Tower in Tel Aviv

Tile patterns in Tel Aviv

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Students will explore modern Israel and its ethnic, religious and political divisions through a comparative lens. A second course, offered only during the summer and taught by a local instructor, will explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and history. Co-curricular events and excursions will complement the academic program.

Both classes are held at the centrally located NYU Tel Aviv academic center, which features a student lounge, a lecture hall, and computer terminals for student use.

Students looking at an exhibit

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Housing and Meals

Please note there is no housing or meals associated with Summer in Tel Aviv for summer 2021.

All students must stay in NYU provided housing.  The residence hall is located in close proximity to HaYarakon Park. Students will have access to a kitchen and may choose to prepare meals in the residence hall, or dine out in the many restaurants and cafes throughout the city.

To learn more about housing facilities, please review the Office of Global Programs NYU Tel Aviv page. Please note that some of the information listed on this page is not summer specific. 

Spices at a local market

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To enhance students' academic experience, Summer in Tel Aviv offers a unique program of cultural activities. Future activities may include an overnight trip to Jerusalem, a day-trip to the beautiful port city of Haifa, a visit to explore agriculture and a kibbutz in Negrev, and many other cultural opportunities.

Student excursion

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Planning Travel to Tel Aviv

Students are encouraged to consult internal and external resources to prepare for their summer program. The following links may be used for general destination information, immigration needs and travel medicine planning:

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Summer in Tel Aviv Faculty Director

Professor Avraham Shilon

Avi Shilon, a historian whose main field of expertise is Israel politics and society, is the author of Menachem Begin: A Life (Yale University Press, 2012) and Ben-Gurion: His Later Years in the Political Wilderness (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016). His new book, The Decline of the Left Wing in Israel: Yossi Beilin and the Politics of the Peace Process has been published lately. Shilon is currently a visiting scholar at the Taub Center for Israel Studies, NYU, and also contributes op-ed pieces to Haaretz.

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Photo Gallery

View of the ocean

Student lounging on the grass

Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem

Beachfront view

Students at a museum

Architectural columns in Tel Aviv

Architecture in Tel Aviv

People sitting by the beach

Neighborhood in Tel Aviv

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