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Tel Aviv University Graduate Exchange GWSB
Tel Aviv, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Cost Estimate Spring
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Fully Integrated
Program Description:

Tel Aviv University Recanati Business School

Is this program for me? TAU

The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration is the top business school in Israel and the only Israeli academic institution to be awarded the international accreditation of the AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). With over 10 programs of study the Recanati School of Business prepares its students for leading positions in business and public institutions in various sectors of the ever changing Israeli and global economy.

The Sofaer IMBA is the only master level program to be offered in English.  The IMBA curriculum is dedicated to contemporary issues in the international business world as well as the pillars of Israel's dynamic economy – entrepreneurship, high-tech, and innovation.

The Office of Exchange Programs offers social and cultural programming to exchange students. The Student Union’s “Buddy System” program offers social activities to exchange students on campus or in Tel Aviv.  

The Recanati exchange is open to MBA students within the School of Business.  


Innovators and entrepreneurs do more than just stay ahead of change.  They drive it.  Israel produces more startups per-capita than China, India, Canada, Japan and the UK and attracts twice as much venture-capital investment as the US and 30 times more than Europe.  At the center of it all is Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv University is situated only a short distance from both the Mediterranean coast and bustling downtown Tel Aviv, the center of Israeli arts, culture and entertainment including a UNESCO world heritage site: “The White City.”


The School opens two terms to Exchange Students (fall & spring). Both terms are divided into two modules each.  Each module of the semester can serve as a short Exchange Program (lasting 7-weeks only).

Fall Semester
Module 1:Mid October - Early December
Module 2: Early December – Mid-January

Spring Semester
Module 3: Late February - Early April 
Module 4: Mid-April - Early June

* Exact dates may vary


Courses are a combination of lecture style and case studies. Exchange students take coursework in the Sofaer IMBA and other MA programs at Tel Aviv University taught in English.  More electives are offered during the spring semester than the fall semester. 

Listing of courses available to exchange students is found HERE.

Language of Instruction

The Sofaer International MBA is taught 100% in English.  Hebrew language courses are offered to exchange students at the Hebrew Studies Unit of TAU. Beginners’ level intensive courses are available in the summer for a fee and other levels are available during the year free of charge. Note that GWSB students cannot earn GW credits for participation in language coursework.


The university does not currently offer dormitories for students in the Exchange program. Students attending the program will need to find an apartment in Tel Aviv or Ramat Aviv. Students are advised to set time aside specifically for apartment hunting prior to the start of the program (2-3 weeks is recommended). Students may also want to consider finding a short-term rental for the first couple of weeks before finding an apartment.  Additional information on finding housing is available HERE.

Career Development

Exchange students have access to the Recanati career center.  Exchange students are strongly encouraged to meet with The F. David Fowler Career Center prior to departure for the exchange.


Click HERE for cost estimates.

More Information

This exchange is managed by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.  Please set up an appointment to meet with Lisa Brancheau at prior to applying to an exchange program.  Students are encouraged to visit our website for answers to frequently asked questions.

Application Deadlines

Fall Exchange - March 15th
Spring Exchange - September 15th