Brandeis University/Middlebury Program in Israel

Program Description

This is the first and to date, the only Hebrew language immersion program in Israel, where all course work is conducted entirely in Hebrew. The curriculum is designed for intermediate and advanced students who have completed at least four semesters of Hebrew in their home institution.
The program offers 10 weekly hours of Hebrew (equivalent to two courses) and two content-courses specifically designed for Hebrew learners. Qualified students may direct enroll in regular university courses alongside local students. Students live in dormitories with Israeli roommates, and they can benefit from the rich social and cultural campus life.
This is a full Hebrew language immersion program. All course work is conducted entirely in Hebrew, and students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge.


- Semester or full-year options
- All course work is conducted entirely in Hebrew
- Students adhere to Middlebury College Language Pledge
- Curriculum designed for intermediate and adcanced Hebrew language students
- Housing in dormitories with Israeli roommates
- On-site staff in Beer Sheva
- Qualified students may direct enroll for one of their courses at Ben-Gurion University alongside local students
- A wide range of internship/volunteering possibilities

For more information, contact:

Mayers, William C. (Bill)



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An Exception to the Rule

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Through my Masa scholarship, I have had the privilege to work for the past three and a half months at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Kibbutz Ketura.

IDC - B.A. in Government

Program Description

Want to study government in Israel with a curriculum in line with those of the world’s leading government programs? Featuring a first-class team of lecturers and a range of study tracks, the B.A. program in Government at IDC Herzliya is competitive with the schools of government at Harvard, Georgetown, Syracuse, and Princeton. It is comprised of a core curriculum during the first and second years of study, which serves as the basis for a specialist concentration in the third year of the program.
Third-year students choose from six areas of specialization including: diplomacy and strategy, government and politics, security and terrorism, the Middle East, and international conflict resolution.

*Please note that receiving a Masa scholarship does not imply automatic acceptance to IDC.  The IDC application is a separate process and acceptance is dependent on meeting academic criteria.  


For more information, contact:

North America
Lenore LaVine
Director of Recruitment & Marketing
(212) 213-5962
Israel & Abroad
Stephanie Miller
Admissions & Recruitment
+972 9 960 2841


IDC Herzliya Information Session

IDC Herzliya Information Session

February 3, 2013 - 13:00  -  February 3, 2013 - 15:00

  New York, NY  - 

Live in Israel, Study in English!
Learn more about IDC Herzliya at our information session
Sunday, February 3rd 1pm-3pm
38 West 13th St (b/w Fifth & Sixth Ave)
New York, NY 10011
RSVP to or 212-213-5962

Technion - Freshman Year of Engineering & Science - Russian (Nativ)

Program Description

The Oddest of Couples

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By Anna Kaminsky, Hebrew University
I spent the best six months of my life studying at the Masa Israel-accredited Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The things I did, the things I learned, the people I met – I will never forget any of it. But one of the things I will cherish most is the friendship I developed with a guy named Ghassan.
Ghassan is a year and a half younger than me but you would never know it.

Striving for a New Israel Education

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Like most American Jews of my generation, my first encounters with Israel were cultural. 
I saw pictures of people reading the newspaper while floating in the Dead Sea. 
I wrote notes to be placed in the Western Wall. 

An Unexpected Israel

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By Becki Levant, University of Haifa
When I decided to study abroad, I knew I wanted an experience that was more exotic than the usual study abroad options Europe offered. 
So, I chose Israel. 
After a long flight and an adventurous taxi ride, I arrived at the Masa Israel-accredited University of Haifa. 
Tired and jet-lagged, I entered

Israel: As Real As It Gets

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By Leah Boresow, DanceJerusalem
Since age three, dance has been my greatest passion.  
As a dance major at Indiana University, I’ve happily devoted most of my energy to dance.  But when I had the experience of a lifetime during my first trip to Israel in 2009, I was intent on finding a way to merge my love for dance with my new interest in Israel.