Global Affairs

Israel: Physical Therapy in a Global Context

Join your physical therapy classmates in Tel Aviv for two weeks this January. This experience is a travel extension of the Clinical Observation II and IV course. The purpose is to analyze the clinical performance of experienced practitioners in a non-U.S. setting to gain an understanding of different physical therapy service delivery models and different health delivery systems. Students will experience the varied cultural aspects of service delivery in an Israeli context. Students will observe master clinicians in pairs, which will enable collaborative learning with international colleagues. Upon return to New York, students will have an opportunity to integrate their observational experiences in a structured environment and share their learning with classmates.


Tel Aviv, Israel

Travel Dates:

December 30, 2017 - January 12, 2018

Application Deadlines:

Effective December 1, admissions for this program are closed and no longer accepting applications.

Who Can Participate:

  • Second and Third Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Students
Related Areas of Study:
  • Physical Therapy


This study abroad experience is an optional component of the:

  • PT-GE 2456 (Class#TBD) Clinical Observation  II  /PT-GE 2458 (Class# TBD) Clinical Observation IV
Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.



Elaine Becker, PT, DPT, MA, PCS 


This course is an optional component of the Clinical Observation II or  IV spring 2018 course.  There is no additional tuition for participation in this course.  

Other Costs:

2018 Housing & Activity Fees: $950

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's Spring 2018 billing schedule. 

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own meals while abroad.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Students stay in shared-occupancy accommodations at NYU Tel Aviv arranged by Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: No visa is required for U.S. citizens.  All other passport holders should check visa requirements. To explore visa requirements and application instructions for other nationalities please visit the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Helpful linksUS State Department,  Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide.

Weather: The temperature in January ranges from 45°F - 70°F accompanied by moderate rain.

Admitted Student Resources: click here