For today’s students, the entire world is within their reach, and international experience and competencies must be integral to their academic experience. By connecting Hebrew University students to the academic world outside of “small and smart Israel,” they develop and hone the skills necessary to excel in the global marketplace.
Currently, a few hundred Hebrew University students study abroad each year, and the University hopes to increase that number, eventually enabling nearly a quarter of the student body to go abroad as part of their studies. In fact, according to an article published in the Harvard Business Review, there is a proven correlation between spending a semester abroad and success in today’s world, as measured through creativity, understanding multiple viewpoints, and being promoted.
The Hebrew University enjoys exchange agreements with some 123 universities worldwide, including in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Russia. These agreements not only facilitate the mobility of international and local students to and from the University, but also play an important role in raising the University’s academic, international profile.
I saw it as a chance to advance my thinking through a global lens, to make connections, and to see the world.
- Aviv Braun