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B.A in Tourism Studies

The Department of Land of Israel Studies » B.A in Tourism Studies

The Department of Tourism offers a unique BA track which can be combined with Land of Israel studies. The curriculum is interesting and varied and includes study trips, research camps, workshops and more. Courses include cooperative ventures with the tourism industry, the Parks and Reserves Authority, the Antiquities Authority, JNF, and other organizations. Students enjoy small classes and a personalized approach from the academic and administrative staff.

Academic & Administrative Staff
Head: Dr. Shahar Shilo
Administrative Head: Ms. Michal hason 

Tel: 08-6789280

Curriculum Objectives

The curriculum, designed to provide management tools related to the fields of tourism and hosting, opens an array of employment opportunities to graduates. Studies in this unique program are experiential, with areas of knowledge that link nations and cultures in the age of globalization.


The syllabus provides up-close experience with the tourism industry in Israel and abroad. Studies are suited to anyone involved in this sphere who seeks expanded his or her knowledge or is interested in entering the field of tourism.
Studies allow combining courses from an additional discipline: Land of Israel studies, politics and governance, sociology and anthropology, criminology, and psychology. Combining tourism studies with Land of Israel studies is particularly suited to tour guides seeking expanded knowledge in their fields.

Employment Oppertunities

Graduates can find work in key positions and management roles in the tourism industry. Additional options include work in travel agencies, airlines, tourism sites, the Ministry of Tourism, tourism associations and organizations, teaching, tour guides in authorities such as Society for Preservation of Nature, Parks and Reserves, Antiquities, and more.

Points of Interst

Personalized approach

Practical specialization

Practical specialization as part of the cooperation between the School of Tourism and VATEL Hotel Chain, where students spend a month in a Vatel Chain hotel in Nimes, France

Preparation for career development and advanced studies

Field trips

Field trips as part of the syllabus, including research camps, archeological workshops, and more

Cooperative ventures

Cooperative ventures with Parks & Nature Reserves Authority, Antiquities Authority, JNF, The Council for Preservation of Sites, Bible Lands Museum, Ministry of Tourism

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