The program allows students with an interest in archaeology and ancient studies to participate in one semester of study at NYU Tel Aviv concentrating on exploring the antiquities of the city of Caesarea Maritima in central Israel. This opportunity is available during the fall semester only.


Watch this video for a tour of NYU Tel Aviv, followed by a highlight of the Program in Archaeology.

Academic Program

While at NYU Tel Aviv, students will take the following courses:

  • Ancient Israel: History and Archaeology
  • Seminar in Archaeology of Israel (includes experiential component)
  • Language (Hebrew OR Arabic) or Languages of Israel course
  • Elective course (optional)

Course descriptions


Students will receive up to $10,000 to defray the costs associated with study away such as airfare, housing, and board.

Out of Class Learning

The program also includes several trips and visits to digs at archaeological sites throughout Israel and the region.

How to Apply

Currently enrolled NYU students are eligible to apply using the fall semester application and following the fall semester application deadlines. Submit the study away application which includes:

  • a personal statement (250-500 words)
  • course preferences (Ancient Israel, Seminar in Archaeology, and a language course are required for this program)
  • an unofficial transcript

Preference will be given to students who apply by  April 1 for fall semester 2021.