Bezalel Academy of Art & Design

Global Exchange School


Global Exchange School
  • Jerusalem, Israel

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

February — June

Fall Semester

October — January

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Architecture
  • Apparel
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Film/Animation/Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Jewelry + Metalsmithing
  • Photography

University Website
Bezalel Global Exchange Website

Spring Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Oct 24, 2019
School Deadline: Nov 1, 2019
Fall Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Mar 29, 2020
School Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • English
  • Hebrew

Some English instruction

About Bezalel


The following Bachelor's and Master's-level programs are open to exchange at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. Mater's-level programs are recommended for RISD seniors and grads only.


  • Architecture
  • Ceramics and Glass Design
  • Fashion and Jewelry
  • Fine Arts
  • Industrial Design
  • Photography
  • Screen-Based Arts (Animation and Video)
  • Visual Communications


  • Fine Arts and Photography (MFA)
  • Industrial Design (MDes)
  • Urban Design (MUrbDes)

Exchange students enter into 3rd year level courses. Registration is upon arrival. Explore specific courses on Bezalel Academics.

Please note: Liberal Arts courses are not offered to exchange students. All of the Art History courses are taught in Hebrew and, unlike the practical courses, they can't be followed if the student does not speak Hebrew.


The primary language of instruction at Bezalel is Hebrew. Some courses are taught primarily in English. No previous knowledge of Hebrew is required but a high level of English proficiency is required.

A supplementary Hebrew as a foreign language course is offered to exchange students the week before the semester begins, for a fee. It costs approximately $150 to enroll.

Apply for Global Exchange & AICAD

Ready to Apply? Applications for Fall 2020 Global Exchange and AICAD Exchange are now open! Deadlines vary per partner school and are listed on each partner school's page.
If your host school is an Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design Exchange partner (typically based in North America), apply to RISD Global by March 10.

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1:1 Advising Session

Have questions? The RISD Global team is available to meet for a 1:1 advising session. We can give you more information about your study options, help you figure out which program makes sense for you, and assist you with the application process.

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