IDC Herzliya

GW Exchanges in the Middle East & North Africa

About IDC

IDC aspires to become a university that brings a distinctive, interdisciplinary experience to Israeli academia. The Center’s main goal is to provide professional training in the fields of business, politics, law, and computer science, with a wide-ranging awareness of the environment in the 21st century.

GW students will attend the Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS), a part of IDC. RRIS was established to allow students from around the world to benefit from the excellent academic programs at IDC Herzliya by offering several programs in English. The school’s faculty is world-renowned having earned their degrees from the world’s finest universities. They are determined to help young, bright adults and promising students to develop the skills to become future leaders. 

Life at IDC

IDC is located in Herzliya, a city six miles north of Tel Aviv along the Mediterranean coast. For students, Herzliya is an ideal area as it is located in the center of the country and has both train and bus service available to all points throughout Israel. The IDC campus is in a residential neighborhood with malls, restaurants and pubs, concert halls, cafes,, parks and recreational facilities including jogging and bicycle paths and a beautiful, white sand beach.

IDC is surrounded by an urban environment that is characterized by a flourishing high-tech sector which has earned Israel the nickname “Silicon Wadi” and has attracted the interest of the world’s leading venture-capital firms. Many of the Israeli software and biotech companies traded on the American stock exchanges are located in the Herzliya area including Hewlett-Packard, Horizon Semiconductors, IBM, Kodak IL, Microsoft, Motorola and Texas Instruments.

The school also offers an extensive extracurricular program that takes students beyond the boundaries of the IDC Herzliya campus and acquaints them with the long, rich history and diversity of Israel.

Learning at IDC

At IDC, International students learn side by side with their Israeli counterparts and are involved in all aspects of campus life. Students are permitted to take courses in both Hebrew and English. The four undergraduate programs taught in English are:

  • Business Administration
  • Business & Economics
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Government
  • Psychology

Teaching facilities are furnished with a state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to enhance the learning experience with digital presentations, studio learning and video conferencing.


GW students have the option of residing in IDC housing. These are privately owned apartments rented by the IDC from private owners and sublet to students in groups of three to six. The apartments are located in residential neighborhoods throughout the city of Herzliya. All apartments are furnished and include a bedroom for each student with a single bed, desk, chair and closet, a shared bathroom, a shared kitchen, and a shared living and dining room.

The rental fee to sublease an apartment is approximately $600 U.S. dollars per month. The rental fee covers rent, house committee fee, municipal taxes and maintenance charges. Students are responsible for paying utility bills (electricity, gas, water, telephone, etc) and arranging and paying for their own internet connections.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester:                       October- January
Spring Semester:                   February - June
Academic Year:                     October- June