Living in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is considered Israel's most secular city that still maintains its Hebrew language and culture. It ranks third after Tokyo and Paris as the city with the most news agencies. Tel Aviv serves as a base for foreign journalists who report on the entire Middle East.
Tel Aviv is a unique city with an eclectic mix of cultures. A thoughtfully planned extracurricular program allows NYU students to interact with Israeli society and advance their understanding and appreciation of the various people that live in the region.
Get to Know your Neighborhood
All students live in NYU-arranged housing located in a residential neighborhood near Yarkon Park (often compared to New York?s Central Park) with its sports facilities, botanical gardens, aviary, water park, concert venues, a running path, and picnic areas.
Events and Excursions
Through planned excursions NYU Tel Aviv students discover the many wonders of Israel; hikes through the Golan Heights, tours of the Old City of Jerusalem, and to the city of Safed, a visit to a mountain-top community of artists and mystics.
Personal travel may lead you to neighboring countries to see the Pyramids in Egypt, the awe-inspiring ruins of Petra in Jordan reachable from Israel on a day trip, spend a weekend in Istanbul, Turkey, or visit the beautiful island Cyprus.
Below is a list of places some of our students have traveled during their semester(s) abroad. Please note that NYU does not offer staff-sponsored excursions to all destinations below.
The Golan Heights is an area in the southwestern corner of Syria that borders Israel.
Old City of Jerusalem
The Old City of Jerusalem, with its narrow, cobblestone streets is divided into four quarters; The Muslim, Armenian, Jewish, and Christian Quarters. The Old City is a small area but is home to several sites of key religious importance, including the Temple Mount and its Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque.
The ancient town of Safed is located in the mountains of North Israel.
Famous for its ancient civilization some of the world's most recognized monuments--the pyramids.
Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey has a unique culture and geopolitical position.
Visit the beautiful island of Cyprus, located south of Turkey.
Historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul is Turkey's largest city.
Ruins of Petra in Jordan
Visit the magical ancient city of Petra, without a doubt one of the Middle East's must-see sights.