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Israel - Start Up Nation

Jerusalem, Israel

Living Arrangements


  • Single room in student apartment in Scopus Student Village
  • The Student Scopus Village is a large dormitory complex including many multiple level apartment buildings, gardens and public areas.
  • Each apartment has 4-5 single bedrooms surrounding a common kitchen, living room and bathroom.
  • Apartments have open-access Wi-Fi and are air conditioned.
  • Bedrooms include a bed, desk, chair and closet.
  • Public bus transportation runs regularly between the Student Village and campus.
  • Our program partner will accept roommate requests during the pre-departure process. Roommate requests cannot be guaranteed and must be mutual.
  • Housing arrangements are subject to change based on local circumstances without prior notice. No price adjustments are possible.


Meals that are included:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Students may choose to purchase meals in the Boyar Building cafeteria.

Classroom and Computer Access

  • Classroom and computer lab available in the Rothberg International School.
  • Classroom equipped with 'smart technology.'
  • Wireless access may be intermittent due to local conditions. No refunds or price adjustments are possible.


  • Students should take the Nesher sherut (shared taxi) from the airport to the Boyar Building. This shuttle service costs about NIS 70 ($20).
  • Your local coordinator will help you purchase a transportation pass for buses and light rail around Jerusalem.
  • Transportation for overnight excursions included.


  • Students are strongly recommended to have a working cell phone for emergency contact purposes while abroad.
  • Rothberg International School will provide a local sim with unlimited local calls and 10 gb data for each student.

Insurance, Health, and Safety

  • Comprehensive international travel and health insurance package
  • An in-depth orientation will be given on the morning after arrival, including health and safety procedures.
  • Program partner staff will be available by telephone after hours.
  • All students must register for UC travel insurance. This is free coverage, but registration is required prior to departure.

Get in touch with UCSD Global Seminars

Study Abroad UC San Diego
University Center 409
9500 Gilman Drive #0095
La Jolla, California 92093-0095
Phone: (858) 534-1123
Email: globalseminar@ucsd.edu
VAC: http://vac.ucsd.edu

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