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Arava Institute for Environmental Studies Semester/Year

Program Description

Interested in living, studying, and working with Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians and other international students while developing communication and leadership skills needed for cross-cultural cooperation?
 
The Year/Semester Program at the Arava Institute is an accredited university-level program that over the course of one or two semesters will engage you in an interdisciplinary program built of rigorous courses in diverse environmental fields, a peace-building and leadership seminar, independent research (optional), and hands-on and field study components. The curriculum is made up of courses in diverse areas such as desert and marine ecology, sustainable agriculture, environmental policy, economics and law, environmental ethics, and social analysis.
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies, Undergraduate Academic Studies, Freshman Year Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence 
  • Duration:
  • 4, 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Arava Institute For Environmental Studies 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Arava Institute for Environmental Studies Semester/Year 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 10,2017 - January 11,2018, QETURA, $9000   Apply to this program
  • September 10,2017 - June 14,2018, QETURA, $17500   Apply to this program
  • February 12,2018 - June 14,2018, QETURA, $9000   Apply to this program

Haifa University

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Program Description

The Year/Semester Abroad program at the University of Haifa grants you an unparalleled study abroad experience that combines challenging academics with the opportunity to immerse yourself in an Israeli university. International students can choose to attend the program for one semester or for a full academic year and are expected to take three to five courses each semester.
 
All of the courses in the International School are taught in English and are fully accredited. Students who are proficient in Hebrew are welcome to take courses in all other departments of the university.
 

For more information , please contact:

Admissions Department +972-4-828-8728
  • Main Subject: Undergraduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 4.5, 5, 7.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • University Of Haifa - International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Haifa University 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 15,2017 - May 31,2018, HAIFA, $14260   Apply to this program
  • January 21,2018 - May 31,2018, HAIFA, $9800   Apply to this program

Jerusalem Sounds

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Program Description

Jerusalem Sounds, a program of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Rothberg International School (RIS), includes a full music program consisting of individual instruction, performance in small and large ensembles and classes in Jewish and Israeli music.
 
You can also choose from a wide range of university courses in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Behavioral Sciences, and Environmental Studies, as well as Hebrew Language. 
  • Main Subject: Undergraduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Performing Arts 
  • Duration:
  • 4.5, 5, 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Jerusalem Sounds 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 31,2017 - January 12,2018, JERUSALEM, $13170   Apply to this program
  • August 31,2017 - June 28,2018, JERUSALEM, $22850   Apply to this program
  • January 24,2018 - June 28,2018, JERUSALEM, $14200   Apply to this program

Hebrew University Undergraduate Study Abroad - 2nd to 4th Year Students

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Program Description

Imagine immersing yourself in Jerusalem’s archaeology while walking its streets, examining its ancient walls, and exploring its historic buildings. Picture yourself studying the politics of the Middle East in one of its most dynamic and controversial cities. Established in 1955, the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers the oldest and largest Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Israel. It is open to international students who have completed an academic year in their home school and who have the desire to study in Israel for a semester or a full year.
 
A large variety of courses are offered in English in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Business, Psychology, Law, Brain and Behavioral Sciences. In addition to special study tracks, programs are available in Art, Dance, Music, Film, Journalism, Arabic, Bioengineering as well as informal Jewish Education. Students earn transferable credits, and have the opportunity to partake in internships or an independent study. The program begins with a summer or winter Ulpan (Hebrew language study) and continues with a minimum of 15 academic credits per semester. Students with a proficiency level of Hebrew, can also take courses in Hebrew at The Hebrew University’s faculties.
 

For more information, contact:

Arlene Gorodenchik
Tel: 972-2-5882610
  • Main Subject: Ulpan Hebrew Language Studies, Undergraduate Academic Studies, Freshman Year Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Business, Government, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Psychology 
  • Duration:
  • 4, 8.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • The Hebrew University - Rothberg International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hebrew University Undergraduate Study Abroad - 2nd to 4th Year Students 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 07,2017 - January 01,2018, JERUSALEM, $12480   Apply to this program
  • September 07,2017 - May 31,2018, JERUSALEM, $20570   Apply to this program
  • January 24,2018 - May 31,2018, JERUSALEM, $12620   Apply to this program

Bar Ilan University Mechina- Pre Academic Program

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Program Description

The Mechina (preparatory) Program at Bar-Ilan University is an intensive year of study aimed at preparing participants for academic life in Israel. Mechina consists of intensive Hebrew language study (approximately 25 hours per week), followed by two academic semesters of 30 hours of intensive Hebrew language study plus Jewish Studies, mathematics or statistics, Israeli geography and government, and introductory level academic courses based on possible career choices.
 
You will apply to a regular department at the start of the second semester. Immigrant students with no background in Judaism must study three very basic noncredit courses as a prerequisite for taking the regular Jewish Studies courses.
  • Main Subject: Undergraduate Academic Studies, Freshman Year Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Pre-Aliyah 
  • Duration:
  • 8, 12 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Bar Ilan University 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bar Ilan University Mechina- Pre Academic Program 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • January 07,2018 - September 13,2018, RAMAT GAN, $8750   Apply to this program

Ben-Gurion University Ginsburg-Ingerman

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Program Description

The semester and year-long programs at Ben Gurion University (BGU) are designed for college students seeking a formative academic period of study in Israel. At BGU, you will study Hebrew language and choose from a variety of English-language courses in Jewish studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, archeology of the Middle East, ecology, the arts, and environmental studies.
 
You may also enroll in courses in a number of academic disciplines that are offered in English by other departments. You may supplement your coursework with independent study and volunteer opportunities. Available concentrations: Anthropology and Sociology of the Middle East, Global Health Studies, Jewish and Israel Studies, Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice.
  • Main Subject: Undergraduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Environmentalism, Government, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 5, 6, 11 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Ben-Gurion University Ginsburg-Ingerman 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • January 04,2018 - June 28,2018, BEER SHEVA, $11600   Apply to this program