You can explore the arts world through study and travel to the cities of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa. Tel Aviv is located on the Mediterranean and is the financial, technological, and cultural hub of Israel. Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is considered holy by three religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Haifa sits on the slopes of Mount Carmel and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. It is sometimes referred to it as "Israel’s San Francisco."
Arts Management in Israel (3 cr.)
Places you will visit during the Israel program
Learn more about the O’Neill in the Israel program
A482/V482/Y500/V582 – Arts Management in Israel (3 credits)
Program Director: Ursula Kuhar
This intensive, three week immersion course will explore the arts world through study and travel to the cities of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa. The focus is on government in arts regulation, funding, and policy; the management and preservation practices of arts organizations of varying size and scope; and comparing Israeli and American cultural institutions. The course also addresses the fundamental issues related to the arts in times of strife, arts as a catalyst for social change in the Middle East, Israeli cultural capital and exchanges, and the role of the arts in Palestinian territories. Students will conduct site visits at cultural institutions; attend performances and exhibitions; engage in discussions with arts managers, artists, civic leaders, and government officials; and explore historic and cultural sites of interest around the country.
- Explore Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa
- Attend performances by BatSheva Dance Company, Israeli Opera, Israel Philharmonic, and more
- Take tours of several museums including: Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Beit Hatfutsot, and Steinhardt Museum of Natural History
- Visit the Old City of Jerusalem
- Take a day trip to Masada and Ein Hod Artist Colony
- Experience the many famous markets and cultural districts of Tel Aviv: HaCarmel Market, Levinsky Market, Jaffa, Bialik Square
Housing will be at Little Tel Aviv Hostel in Tel Aviv, and hotels TBA in Jerusalem and Haifa. Little Tel Aviv Hostel is located in the heart of the city for walkable access to our partner organizations. Each dorm has bunk beds with shared a shared bathroom and air conditions. The hostel has wi-fi throughout, lounges, a guest kitchen, and provides breakfast to students every day. Baggage storage and lockers are also available.
Note: Your IU Bloomington Bursar account will be charged two amounts for participation in this O’Neill International program:
- O’Neill International program fee (two payments)
- IU Bloomington Tuition
Please see below for additional details.
2020 O’Neill in Israel Program Fee: $2,000*
The program fee will be charged to your Bursar account in two installments:
- A $550 non-refundable pre-payment shortly after you confirm your participation in the program
- The remaining program fee balance will be charged in March, due in April
The program fee for this program includes:
- Medical insurance
- Some meals
- Cultural excursions
* Program fee is subject to change due to unforseeable circumstances.
IU Bloomington Tuition – 3 credits
The tuition cost for this O’Neill International program is based on IU Bloomington tuition. The cost of tuition you pay will vary based on your student status. For more information on the cost of summer tuition, please contact IU Student Central.
You will need to pay for your flight to Israel, transportation to and from the airport, food that is not included in the program and other incidentals.
The O’Neill International Summer Scholarship/Fellowship is available to help O’Neill students from IUB and IUPUI study abroad. Please visit our scholarship page for eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Other scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
During the application period (October - December) an "Apply Now" button will be available at the top of this page. You will need to submit the online application by 11:59 p.m. on December 15.
If you have any issues throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the O'Neill International Office, 812-855-7568, firstname.lastname@example.org.