Mastering Security and Diplomacy on the Frontline
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Israel is at the focus of the world's attention in both security and diplomacy matters. It is also the center of enormous professional expertise in both these fields. Embodying that unique knowledge and skill, our International MA in security studies and Diplomacy program brings together internationally renowned scholars and former leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, offering students an exceptional learning experience in English. Educational tours and meetings with Israeli and foreign officials are incorporated into the curriculum.
Students come from all over the world and are encouraged to take up internships and other extra-curricular activities during their year stay in Israel. The program provides advanced knowledge and analytical tools for the study of strategy, diplomacy, decision-making and the shaping of security and foreign policy. The outlook of the program is global, with a special focus on Israel and the Middle East. At the practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, defense bodies, international organizations (both governmental and NGOs) and international economic organizations.
Located within Israel's cultural and economic heartland, Tel Aviv University is the largest and most comprehensive of Israel's institutions of higher education. Founded in 1956, the university today comprises over 29,000 students in 105 departments, 27 schools, and 9 faculties. 56 Israel Prize Laureates have been associated with Tel Aviv University, highlighting its distinguished record of academic excellence, innovation, and creativity. Extensively involved in public service, its people have been widely engaged with the country's defense and peace negotiations.
The best students in Israel seek to gain an education and a profession at TAU and to enjoy its free and lively atmosphere. The beautiful and spacious campus is situated in suburban Ramat Aviv, minutes away from downtown Tel Aviv. TAU’s proximity to Israel's artistic and commercial capital allows students to gain the most from Israeli culture and society.
In this short video our alumna Kasia talks about her experience as an international student at Tel Aviv University. Kasia joined the Buddy System, a project in which Israeli students volunteer to guide and assist international students throughout the academic year.
A century old, Tel Aviv is about creativity, culture, business, social interaction and fun. Whereas Jerusalem, only an hour drive away, sustains three millennia of history, Israel's largest city offers beaches, pubs, markets and nightlife. Enjoying an ever sunny and warm Mediterranean weather and some of the best sandy beaches in the Middle East, Tel Aviv attracts youth from all over the country, who give it its reputation of cheerful vibrancy as a "city that never stops".