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Welcome to TEL AVIV ACADEMY PLUS - A joint program between American Jewish University and YJ. On Tel Aviv Academy Plus, you get the best of both worlds: you will learn about contemporary issues in Israeli culture through top-notch academic studies while also interning with top Israeli companies. All of this is in vibrant Tel Aviv, a city that never stops!
TEL AVIV: The White City, The City That Never Stops. No matter what you are looking for, you will find it in Tel Aviv! On Tel Aviv Academy Plus, you will live in beautiful Israeli apartments in the heart of Florentin- the Brooklyn of Israel. Everything you could ask for is within reach in Florentin, from premiere restaurants to amazing bars and everything in between. You will also be a short bus ride from both the beach and the cultural center of town. By day, step into a thriving international business or arts environment. By night, step out and experience the best nightlife in the Middle East!
ACADEMY: Through Tel Aviv Academy Plus, you will take classes accredited by the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. You will study Hebrew, contemporary Israeli culture, and Jewish Religion and History, and more! Through the program's setup, all of Israel is your classroom.
PLUS: Gain real-world experience while you are still in school with a customized internship! With over 400 different options for placement, you will be able to experience your field first hand, supplement your academic studies with experiential learning, and give your resume a boost.
Year Course sets you up for success! In College, in Life!
HOW IT WORKS
JERUSALEM ACADEMIC SEMESTER
You’ll live independently, sharing apartments with friends in our modern campus located in the beautiful, central Jerusalem neighborhood of Baka. Shops, cafes and public transportation are all close by with the magical Old City a short walk away. Throughout this semester you will explore Israel’s complex political and social issues as well as Judaism, Jewish History, Art and more through classes, workshops, tours and discussions, all in a unique informal setting.
BAT YAM VOLUNTEERING SEMESTER
Make a real difference in Israel living in Bat Yam, an up-and-coming beach town 15 minutes from Tel Aviv. Teach in a school, volunteer in a soup kitchen, train to be a paramedic or choose one of hundreds of other possibilities where your skills and time are most needed.
There’s also an opportunity to sign up for Marva – a challenging 8 week IDF boot camp and push yourself to the limits!
SPECIAL INTEREST MONTH
In the last month of your year, you’ll choose from an unbelievable range of options and design your own Special Interest Month! Learn new skills, challenge yourself and boost your resume!
Specialty Tracks: Customize your year!
Tracks offer you specialized activities to meet your interests and passions led by top Israeli experts that will enrich your year and your resume.
Business: Network, entrepreneurs, start-ups, leadership!
Art: Meet local artists, workshops, shows, exhibitions!
Medical: Volunteer, meet experts, research, hands-on!
Sound: Concerts, musicians, jam sessions, studio time!
Sports: Competitions, exercise, meet professional athletes!
Tiyulim: Hike, outdoor skills, teamwork, hadracha!
Beit Midrash: Jewish texts, shabbatot, inspiring educators!
Olami: The world is your classroom!
Love traveling? Take advantage of our world travel options to Italy, Greece, Morocco and Poland! See famous world sites and learn the story of the Jewish people live on location!
Tikun Olam: Africa volunteering experience!
Make a difference in the lives of others with our unique partnership at the inspirational Shalom Agohozo Youth Village in Rwanda. You’ll embark on an empowering, rewarding journey and volunteer with youth struggling with the after-effects of the 1994 genocide and prepare them to take on leadership roles in society
The International LL.M. program at Tel Aviv University attracts outstanding law students to study and collaborate with Israel's elite legal academia, students and legal professionals.
Through a wide range of classes taught by world-renowned professors, international students have the opportunity to study for their advanced academic law degree at Israel's leading law faculty.
The rigorous academic curriculum is based on innovative approaches to legal theory that will provide law students with insights for legal practice and analytic skills for advanced academic research. Classes will explore contemporary challenges to the law stemming from processes of globalization, the Israeli legal and social systems, the complexities of the Middle East region, and the technological and entrepreneurial dynamism of the "Start-up Nation".
LL.M. candidates will be eligible to apply for conditional admittance to the PhD Program at the Faculty of Law, following the successful completion of the LL.M. degree.
Substantial fellowships will be offered to promising candidates according to needs and academic qualifications, and in order to promote diversity.