Social Activism at TAU
Tel Aviv is one of the most diverse cities in Israel, home to people of different ethnicities, nationalities and social backgrounds. It is therefore not surprising the city has been the birthplace of many of Israel's largest and most important social movements. Tel Aviv University believes in encouraging its students to be involved, caring, active citizens who are committed to affecting social change and constantly improving Israeli society.
Tel Aviv University is proud to offer its students several scholarship programs in exchange for part time involvement in a variety of social projects. The students can choose to tutor high school students from low income families, participate in educational campaigns to prevent drug and alcohol abuse among teenagers, teach basic economics and law classes to adult populations, mentor freshmen students at the TAU dorms by guiding them through the process of adjusting to life away from home, and many other opportunities to get involved.
Tel Aviv University offers its students several leadership programs, some designed specifically to empower women and ethnic minorities to speak out and initiate social change. The university fosters an environment that allows students to take on leadership roles during their studies and gain practical experience while learning about the social, political and economic landscape of Israel, thus giving TAU graduates a leg up in the job market, as young leaders with solid grounding in theory as well as practice.
Most social activism and volunteer programs are overseen by the Department of Social Involvement at the Dean of Students. For more information please see their website.