International School News

Looking Forward to a New Year and New Challenges

Message from Prof. Rachel Dekel, Academic Head, BIU’s International School

The past five months have revealed how individuals and educational institutions have risen to the challenges of COVID-19 and the related crisis – and in so doing, have changed the face of education for the foreseeable future.

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Doctoral and Postdoc Students Arrive from India

On July 28, 2020, 100 Doctoral and Postdoctoral students from India landed in Israel on a special Israir flight initiated by Bar-Ilan University and its International School in cooperation with the airline.



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International MBA Program Update

The Graduate School of Business Administration at Bar-Ilan University has taken a bold decision to streamline the International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) program and align tuition fees for the next academic year with its core graduate MBA programs.

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Become a Fulbright Israel Postdoc Fellow at Bar-Ilan in 2021

Fulbright Israel has extended the application deadline for Postdoctoral Fellowships (all disciplines) in Israel to September 15, 2020. Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellows will receive a grant for $47,500 per academic year for up to two years ($95,000).

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International Students Allowed to Enter Israel

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced in a statement on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, that permission would be granted to international students, who plan to begin (or continue) their studies in Israel this coming October, to enter Israel, despite the general ban on entry of foreigners.

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International Students Talk About Their Experiences

Bar-Ilan University publishes an ongoing series of articles on students who are studying at BIU. They’re asked questions about why they chose their specific degrees, what they enjoy most at the university, their favorite corner on campus, what they will take with them from their studies, and what their future plans include.

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Expanding Our Global Community

Message from Prof. Moshe Lewenstein, Deputy President, Bar-Ilan University

We, at Bar-Ilan University’s International School, have come a long way in advancing our goals over the past year, even though we’ve faced challenges we could never have expected. Our international students, many who have recently graduated with undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees, ended the year very differently from the way they’d planned…

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Getting Ahead Of The Game

Summer Online Courses

The International School at Bar-Ilan University is well-known for its popular, interesting, and highly-regarded on-campus summer courses, all of which are conducted in English. As a result of COVID-19, we are introducing four new summer courses online, which will replace the on-campus program for the moment…

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Growing Selection of Degrees in English

Bar-Ilan’s International School expands its offering: Finding ways to expand the number of degrees offered in English to international students is a focus of the Bar-Ilan International School. We strive to give potential students the widest variety of choices possible.

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A Bar-Ilan Collaboration to Develop Online Hebrew Proficiency Test

The Importance of Strong Hebrew Skills When Studying in Hebrew: Studying in a language that’s not your mother-tongue can be daunting. Not only can you miss what is being taught in class, but it is also possible to misunderstand terms and phrases that are essential for your assignments and exams.

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Bar-Ilan International School’s “Roof-Wetting” Ceremony

Message from Ofer Dahan, Director, Bar-Ilan University International School

Bar-Ilan University’s International School is finally under one roof after two years of planning. The move, which began before the outbreak of COVID-19, is now complete, and we officially opened our new offices – and as a result, all student services – on Tuesday 19 May.

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Student Initiative Sparks Interfaith University Course

At the beginning of 2018, Bar-Ilan University undergraduate students, Sariba Feinstein, a Jewish immigrant (olah) from the US, and Fatima Amer, an Arab Muslim Israeli, combined forces to start a branch of the Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA) at Bar-Ilan University under the leadership of their professor, Dr. Ben Mollov.

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Bar-Ilan University’s Pioneering Interfaith Academic Program

The Jewish-Arab Inter-Religious Dialogue course promotes a change in perception of other cultures and religions, transforming views and opinions while creating tolerance and building relationships.

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First-Ever Conflict Resolution Summer Program Online

Conflicts over collective Identity, including issues of religion, narratives, and culture, abound in our world today. Conflict involving deep identity clashes and disagreements regarding deep societal values are usually considered intractable and difficult to settle or mediate.

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A Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Israel has produced more than 6,000 start-ups and generates more venture capital per capita than any country in the world. The country has a population of merely 9.19 million, and yet is home to more than 250 growth-stage companies that yield revenues in the millions, employing hundreds of people, with more established companies generating far higher revenues and employing thousands of people.
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WhatsApp Shavuot Challenge and Cheesecake Bake

A few days ahead of Shavuot, staff members from Bar-Ilan’s International School were hard at work baking Cheesecakes and other dairy desserts for international students. This was the second part of the International School’s challenge to staff and students. The first part started the week before with a challenge to students to help decorate the new offices, which were officially opened on Tuesday 19 May.
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During Corona, Overseas Students Prefer Israel

With colleges worldwide worried about falling admissions due to Covid-19, Israeli universities have seen a heartening uptick in international interest.

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