B.A. in Government at Reichman University (IDC Herzliya)

Academic institutions in Israel invite you to participate in international programs, earn credits or complete your degree. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to see the sites, to meet new people from all around the world, to hear Hebrew and Arabic, and to come to a closer understanding of Israeli society.

International B.A. in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University (IDC Herzliya)

Students from around the globe can take part in the international undergraduate degree (BA) in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University (IDC Herzliya)’s Raphael Recanati International School. In this program they can earn a unique opportunity to study in Israel about Israeli and international policies and foreign affairs.


The program focuses on subjects such as public policy, foreign policy diplomacy and strategy. The school is characterized by a pluralistic environment where students from different countries can share ideas and views and take part in networking. Alumni have developed careers in the public and private sectors, in international institutions and NGOs.

Study Program
The government B.A. program focuses on both political theory and practice. Its aim is preparing students to dealing with future challenges in the public field and equipping them with skills needed by leaders.
Students gain a wide perspective in global and domestic politics and study about different issues regarding individuals, governments, and the challenges they face today. They can explore the way political behaviour is affected by economic, psychological, cultural, and technological developments. In addition, they focus on current events in the Middle East in the age of globalization. The program deals with various aspects of Israeli politics such as foreign policy, democracy, religion, security and more.
Study Structure
The duration of this international B.A. program is three years, it is taught entirely in English. Students participate in various mandatory and elective courses, seminars, workshops and meetings with public figures and researchers.


During their final year, students can choose to specialize in topics of their choice and earn a cluster certificate. They may also choose a minor area of study.


The clusters available are:

- Conflict resolution and global affairs
- Middle east
- Counter terrorism
- Public diplomacy
Business Administration

Among the courses in the track:
Public policy
Conflict resolution
Comparative politics
International politics
Israeli foreign policy
Economics and diplomacy
IT policy and E-Government
Terrorism and guerilla warfare
National security and strategic intelligence
During your studies in the Government, Diplomacy and Strategy you will meet and learn from leading researchers as well as past politicians and diplomats. The faculty comprises of renowned academics and experience practitioners in the fields of diplomacy, international relations, security and more. 
All applicants need to submit their high school diploma. Those who did not complete their high school studies in English speaking countries must take an English proficiency test. Candidates from Israel and the US must also submit their scores in standardized tests (SAT or Psychometric). Additionally, all candidates must write a personal essay (200 - 500 words) and submit a resume (CV) and letters of recommendation from academic and professional relevant sources. 
Academic Diploma
Graduates of the program will receive a B.A. in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, as well as the relevant cluster certificates (according to the chosen clusters).


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