Tel Aviv University international students: Living in Tel Aviv


Tel Aviv University (TAU) is a world-renowned, top-ranked university offering international study programs for both undergraduate and graduate courses. It is ranked 195th in the QS World University Rankings. It currently offers 17 full-time international programs.

Given TAU’s reputation and linkages with overseas higher education institutions (Texas A & M University & University of Quebec, among others), many international students apply yearly. Its 1,500-strong international student population have the choice to live in-campus or off-campus.

Tel Aviv is a dynamic city, the hub of innovation in the region. There are many places to visit and activities to try for students on a budget. Here are some recommendations:

  1. Visit Eretz Israel Museum

This stunning group of museums gives students an in-depth view of Israeli history and culture. Spread across a beautiful campus, the Eretz Israel Museum is centered on an archaeological site amidst a planetarium, working reconstructions, and interactive displays. Its permanent exhibits include Ethnography and Folklore, featuring the many facets of Jewish life and culture, Nechustan, The Alexander Museum, Glass Pavilion, and The Kadman Numismatic Pavilion, among others.

  1. Explore the ancient city of Jaffa

Located in the southern part of Tel Aviv, the ancient port city of Jaffa is mentioned in the Old Testament and provides a great deal of interest to students who love history and culture.  It is, in fact, the oldest recorded port in the world. What’s great about this port is that it is just a stroll away from the modern city of Tel Aviv.  The Jaffa Flea Market, Jaffa Port Market, and Old Jaffa Visitors Center should all be included in your itinerary.

  1. Check out Tel Aviv’s White City

This UNESCO Heritage Site is the world’s largest collection of the Bauhaus architectural style, providing a rich contrast to the ancient streets of Tel Aviv. Some of the notable streets within White City are Rothschild Boulevard and Sheinkin Street.

  1. Catch a performance at the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theater

Located in the area of the city called Neveh Tsedek, this place is known for its great dance and theatre performances.  The Suzanne Dellal Centre is the home of world class performers: The Batsheva Dance Company, The Inbal Dance Theatre Company, and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company.

Students who are planning to fly to Tel Aviv from the U.S. and Europe will find it very convenient, with regular non-stop flights widely available. Flights to Tel Aviv are available through some of the world’s major airlines, but nothing compares to the unbeatable fares of El Al, being Israel’s official flag carrier.