Pre-Departure Information

OSP Academic Calendar

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There are differences between BGU’s general academic calendar and the OSP’s academic calendar. Fall semester of the two programs are slightly different while the spring semester dates coincide. All OSP dates are subject to adjustment due to changes in BGU's academic calendar.

Summer Ulpan 2014

Recommended flight                                              July 30

Arrival in Israel                                                       July 31

Orientation Weekend                                             Aug 1-2

Summer Ulpan begins                                            Aug 3

End of Short Ulpan (4 weeks)                                 Aug 28

End of Ulpan (6 weeks)                                          Sept 10

Last day to check out of dorms                              Sept 11


Fall Semester 2014

Beginning of OSP Fall Semester                             Sept 14

Rosh HaShanah vacation                                        Sept 24-27

Yom Kippur                                                              Oct 3-4

Succot Vacation                                                        Oct 8-18

Beginning of BGU Fall Semester                              Oct 26

Midterm exam period                                                Nov 9-13

Chanukah vacation                                                   Dec 21

Last day of classes and exam period                        Dec 25

All final papers due                                                   Dec 28

Last day to check out of dorms                                 Dec 28


Winter Ulpan 2015

Recommended flight                                                 Jan 7

Arrival in Israel                                                          Jan 8

Orientation weekend                                                 Jan 9-10

Winter Ulpan begins                                                 Jan 11

End of Short Ulpan (4 weeks)                                   Feb 5

End of Ulpan (6 weeks) and Final Exam                   Feb 18

Last day to check out of dorms                                 Feb 19


Spring Semester 2015

Beginning of OSP/BGU Spring Semester                  March 8

Passover vacation                                                     March 29- Apr 10

Memorial Day/Independence Day vacation               Apr 22-23

Midterm exams                                                          May 3-7

Shavuot Vacation                                                      May 24

End of OSP Spring Semester classes                       June 18

Exam period                                                              June 21-25

All final papers due                                                   June 25

End of BGU Spring Semester                                    June 26

Last day to check out of dorms*                                June 28

End of BGU exam period                                           July 17

* For OSP semester.

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