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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-US 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.

Elaine Becker

Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy

Tel Aviv, Israel

Travel Dates:

December 28, 2019- January 10, 2020

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
Regular Deadline: November 1, 2020*

*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

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.

Sample Syllabus / Itinerary


Elaine Becker, PT, DPT, MA, PCS 

  • Housing Fee - $800         
  • Activity Fee - $300          
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $1,100

This course is an optional component and extension of the Spring Clinical Observation II or IV Spring 2020 course.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation and airfare to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates. 

Students 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: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.


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. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Tel Aviv typically depart New York a day in advance.

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 links: US State DepartmentCenter for Disease Control, Lonely Planet GuideBBC Weather

Student Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Student Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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