Information regarding Covid-19 and the program
The situation in Israel with regards to COVID-19 continues to improve. The number of new infections are low and the Israeli public continues to be vigilant with regards to social distancing and other safety guidelines that are necessary to prevent the spread of the virus.
It is too early to know exactly what the Israeli Ministry of Health's policies and guidelines will be in October, or what the status will be with regards to international travel, but the program is planning to provide in-class instruction for those able to enter Israel, and remote online instruction for those who are unable to enter the country because of possible travel restrictions. Online learning will be provided for as long as is required with no repercussions to the students.
Academically, the program remains the same. We plan to offer all courses that are required in the program and to provide a selection of electives, seminars and workshops based on the needs of our students. We will organize educational trips within Israel as we are able to and will also organize online "virtual trips" so that students can experience different aspects of conflict for times when we will not be able to travel within Israel. As for online teaching, we are working closely with our lecturers to establish best practices for online teaching/learning and we are familiarizing ourselves with new technologies that we hope to implement to the online learning experience.
The university is constantly monitoring the situation of Covid-19 and prepared for any eventuality. Our students' health is our main concern, and as such, we are focused on and working hard to ensure that any changes we may need to make maintains the academic excellence and authenticity of the program.
Confirmation information: In order to be confirmed to the program, students must both pay the $1,000 confirmation fee and fill out the confirmation form. All international programs at Tel Aviv University have extended the deadline for the $1,000 confirmation payment until August 15th. We understand that there may be some reluctance to pay the $1,000 confirmation fee at this time, in which case, students can now fill out the confirmation form only and pay the fee later but by the deadline of August 15th 2020.
Housing in the dormitories: Students must be confirmed to the program by June 15th to reserve a room in the dormitories.