The MassArt International Exchange Programs are full immersion programs at one of our reciprocal exchange partner host institutions. Accepted students enroll directly in the institution abroad but pay MassArt tuition and fees. Most forms of financial aid apply, but it is important to check with the financial aid office for more information. Be sure to visit our website for more information on the steps to study abroad.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is located in northeast Jerusalem
, one of the oldest cities in the world and de facto capital of Israel. Based in a city known primarily for its status as a site of religious significance, the Bezalel campus is near relic-filled museums and countless ancient structures. The region experiences a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters.
Online Application Form • Letter of Recommendation • Academic Transcript • Portfolio • Letter of Motivation • 1 Photo • Nomination by IEC
You may not apply to an outside program until a completed IEC Semester Away Learning Agreement
has been submitted to the IEC.
Term 1: October - January
Term 1 Deadline: April 15th
Term 2: February - June
Term 2 Deadline: November 1st
Credits and Classes:
Students on exchange at Bezalel typically take a full time course load of 12 credits per semester. Credits earned at Bezalel are equal to the same amount of US credits.
The primary language of instruction is Hebrew (with some courses in English). No previous knowledge of Hebrew is required.
Where Students Live:
Once accepted to Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, students must arrange their own accommodation at hostels or private apartments. Bezalel may assist incoming students by providing a list of sublets that will become available at the start of the term.
All students on exchange find accommodation however accommodation is never guaranteed by the host institution and is fully the student’s responsibility.
Costs to consider:
In addition to paying MassArt tuition and fees, you should consider the additional costs of studying abroad. The student is responsible for purchasing plane tickets, housing, health and travel insurance, food, additional local travel and personal expenses. It may be against visa regulations in your study abroad country for you to work. If you are allowed to work, it may be difficult to to find short-term employment. Be prepared!
Please note that health insurance must be obtained through Harel Yedidim after acceptance to Bezalel at a cost to students of about $1.50 per day.
Price Estimate of basic goods in Jerusalem
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This is accurate as of April 4th, 2018 according to the host institution. Be aware that details can change at any time and it's best to get details from the host institution.