• Israel
    • Be'er Sheva

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level


Price Details
Program cost - $6000 (includes accommodations, medical insurance, and field trips)

Costs do not include airfare, meals, student visa, and personal expenses.

Scholarships are available for outstanding students.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes
Jun 21, 2019
Aug 16, 2017
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About Program

This four-week English-taught program provides both theoretical and practical knowledge on data mining. Participants take two courses, "Advanced Methods in Data Mining" and "Machine Learning-Based Solutions", and participate in a mandatory one-week internship at BGU's Cyber Security Research Center. In addition, students take part in professional field trips to leading companies in order to enhance their understanding of data mining and cyber security.

In 2012, Israel’s Prime Minister declared that Beer Sheva and BGU are to become the country’s cyber security command center. Consequently, the Cyber Security Research Center and the Big Data Lab were established at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 2013. These developments have transformed BGU, with its research centers and leading academic faculty, together with the Advanced Technologies Park, into an ideal environment for a summer program in these fields.

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Program Highlights

  • Weeklong internship at the University Cyber Security Research Center
  • Professional field trips to leading companies
  • Beer-Sheva and BGU have become Israel’s cyber security command center

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A Great Summer Program to learn Machine Learnig, Cyber Security, BGU and Israel !

Israel is an amazing country. It creates U-Disk which people all over the world use every day. It established the first Firewall. It is the cultural center of Asia, Europe, and Africa. It exports agriculture products with land area 2/3 of Taiwan. (And 60% is covered by desert.) It is a great opportunity to explore Israel and especially get a deep understanding about Cyber Security. BGU is a great university located in the desert. There is a high-technology center near the university. In the 30-day program, we took courses on introduction of Cyber Security and how machine learning can be applied in Cyber Security. All the tutors are professional, patient and willing to help us. I got deep understanding and interested in such area. Also, I got great academic training here. ALso, there are two field tours during the program to help us to learn the latest problems rasing in the real world. And OSP Coordinator organized two tours (Masada and Jerusalem) to help us know the history and culture of Israel. Besides, there are many activities held twice a week, like pub night, concert night, dancing night and so on. All the staff are so nice and willing to help us get to know Israel and try their best to offer us comfortable and colorful life. Besides cyber security program, there are much more excellent programs for you to explore!!! I really enjoy my days in BGU. I really appreciate every people here. You give me the wonderful experience here.

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe more field tour would be better. And hold the resource fair in the first week so that I can have time to visit every department of the university.
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