Statistics speak volumes about what a country has to offer. Six Israeli universities rank in the top 100 schools in Asia and the country’s population is among the most educated on the planet. Israel is ranked 22 in study abroad data.
Israeli universities provide a broad range of subjects for study to choose from. Starting with the more contemporary IT related studies, sciences, finance and accounting to subjects involving more intricate issues like Arab-Israeli conflict. Israel is also a sought after designation for students of archaeology and history. For most courses the language of instruction is Hebrew, but there are a selected number of courses that are taught in English. The course textbooks are usually in English.
For individuals interested in courses of shorter duration, language courses in Yiddish, Arabic and Hebrew are available. Many of the summer programs offered combine classroom teaching with field trips, guest speakers, workshops, and social events to enhance the experience.
Israel is full of sites of historical significance and studying in the country allows students to explore them in their free time. A visit to the Dead Sea, and investigating the buoyancy of water due to the dissolved salt content, is a great lesson in physics not to mention a good outing! The chance to explore sacred sites like the al-Aqsa mosque and the Western Wall can also be a rewarding experience.
Student visas have to be obtained before entering the country and the university normally helps. Visitors from some countries get Tourist Visa automatically at entry point and it is valid for three months. If you plan to take a course lasting less than three months then a Tourist Visa will be sufficient.