Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rothberg International School: Undergraduate Study Abroad Program

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  • Location(s): Jerusalem, Israel
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Intensive Language

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The Undergraduate Study Abroad program at the Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) is open for college or university students who have completed at least one full academic year in their home university and who are looking to stu... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.1
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It was very worthwhile. I got to practice ebing an adult within a supportive community. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
that Israel is the best & Jerusalem its best city - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 30, 2017 Great City, Okay School
Definitely worthwhile. Met very interesting people. Got to know the city and country in a personal way. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worth while. I became more independent and learned a lot about myself. I learned to take advantage of as many opportunities that come my way. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
-- - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
So worthwhile, learned so much about myself and others. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rothberg International School: Undergraduate Study Abroad Program
I learned how to be truly independent, how to meet new people who are completely different from myself and open up to them and how to view people and customs with an open mind. It was very worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned where my deficiencies in Hebrew were, and how I can work to improve them. I also met many different people who were learning Hebrew. I also was finally able to have entire conversations in only Hebrew with strangers. Though my reading is better, it could use work. I really need to work on my writing. It was very much w... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Israeli culture, including the darker side to Israeli politics. I learned my way around Jerusalem and was able to explore the country at my leisure. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned more history than I thought possible. - Rollins College View Entire Review
I learned some personal things about myself and I also got a sense of what it's like to live in a country which I hope to move to some day. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rothberg International School: Undergraduate Study Abroad Program
I gained independence. I gained Hebrew conversational skills and vocabulary. I learned how to live in an apartment with four other girls. I learned how to live in my own apartment. I gained knowledge of myself. I learned that I have a lot to learn about myself. It was completely worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how weird people can be on this program, got really annoyed. learned how expensive to live in another country, i feel bad for israelis. I had a good time in israel, but not while taking rothberg classes - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem View Entire Review
June 10, 2018 Politics And Food
yes - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned a lot of language and a lot of the political and religious climate of the area - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was an absolutely worthwhile experience. Being in Israel gave me a greater appreciation and a deeper understanding of the forces contributing to the Israeli psyche and Israeli mentality. I learned in my courses on Palestinian Modern History and Contemporary Israeli Identities the intricacies and complexities surrounding Israe... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned about Jerusalem and Israel. It was very worthwhile, but I could have learned a lot more at a different program in Israel. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 07, 2015 It Wasn't The Best
I'm not sure - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My Hebrew skills increased, I met lots of local people, I really engaged with the culture, all while having a blast. Absolutely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how Israeli universities function versus American universities. I learned a lot about the Israeli culture in general, and I learned about a bunch about the different perspectives on the conflict, which was interesting. Also, the people were AWESOME. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I became very comfortable living in Jerusalem, and learned a great deal about Israel in every aspect. My Hebrew radically improved, and I made so many lifelong friends from all over the world. Not only was this experience worthwhile, but it changed me forever. I feel that I now have a much wider perspective on the world, and hav... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
it was worthwhile because I was able to study in my field at the graduate level and made fantastic contact/built great relationships in the field. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I grew both spiritually and personally. I developed an appreciation for traveling and experiencing new things. I would do it again in a heartbeat. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, I feel as though I grew during the program - Brandeis University View Entire Review

About

The Undergraduate Study Abroad program at the Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) is open for college or university students who have completed at least one full academic year in their home university and who are looking to study in Israel for a semester or a full year. In addition, students can earn transferable credits, partake in internships, carry out an independent study, or take specialization courses in specified areas. 

Studying at top-ranked Hebrew University’s RIS will inspire you. Experience Israel’s remarkable culture through field trips and social activities, as well as through optional subject-specific tracks and courses on Hebrew language, Israel, and the Middle East. Jerusalem will be a second classroom for you, full of colorful sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. You can choose from a wide range of topics while studying in Jerusalem, a center of historical, political, and religious significance. Our city is also central in the development of advanced technology and innovative entrepreneurship. Advance your career through an internship with one of Israel’s leading organizations. Whether you study for a semester or for a year, your life will be richer with Jerusalem as your second home.

Curriculum
Your program will begin with an intensive Hebrew-language course (ulpan) and continue through the semester with Hebrew language study and elective courses in diverse areas such as Jewish, Israel, and Middle East studies; international relations; human rights; behavioral sciences; and more.

Programs of Study


  • Language Studies (Hebrew & Arabic)

  • International Relations

  • Israel Studies

  • Jewish History & Civilization

  • Religious Studies

  • Psychology & Cognitive Studies

  • Conflict & Security

  • Business & Law

  • Education

  • Global Studies

  • Political Science

Check out the courses offered here.

Learn more about a semester or year abroad at Hebrew University's Rothberg International School.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hebrew
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Education
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Global Studies
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Music
  • Business Administration and Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1918
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Direct Enrollment/Exchange Scholarships

Graduate students from countries other than the United States and Canada may be eligible for Rothberg Family Fund (RFF) tuition scholarships, awarded by the Hebrew University to international students enrolled in the RIS Division of Graduate Studies. Eligibility is determined by academic achievement and financial need.

Partial tuition

Deadlines:
April 1st

Guidelines/Requirements:
Countries other than the US and Canada Academic achievement Financial need Acceptance to program

Masa Israel makes it possible for young Jewish adults to come to Israel by offering grants and/or scholarships, making the experience more affordable.

Partial tuition

Deadlines:
See MASA website http://www.masaisrael.org/

Guidelines/Requirements:
See MASA website http://www.masaisrael.org/grants/policy

The Thanks To Scandinavia Fund from the Benjamin Sperling Bequest to the Hebrew University has endowed scholarships of US $12,000 each in memory of Frances and Benjamin Sperling, for students from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, who wish to pursue graduate studies at the Hebrew University.

$12,000

Deadlines:
April 1st

Guidelines/Requirements:
Scandinavian countries; see website http://www.thankstoscandinavia.org/scholarships/scholarships-in-israel/sperling-scholarships/

See website http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2003/Pages/Scholarships%20Offered%20by%20the%20Israeli%20Government%20to.aspx

Varies

Deadlines:
See website: http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2003/Pages/Scholarships%20Offered%20by%20the%20Israeli%20Government%20to.aspx See instructions: http://mfa.gov.il/mfa/abouttheministry/documents/scholarshipinstructions.pdf

Guidelines/Requirements:
The applicant should hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement. The applicant should be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35 (at the beginning of the academic year). Israeli citizens are not eligible to submit an application for this scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship must receive a student visa (A2), issued by the Israeli Embassy/Consulate to which their application was submitted. Proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency. The applicant should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University to which he/she applies. A scholarship will be granted only after the required institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.

RIS Merit Scholarships A limited number of scholarships are being offered to highly qualified international candidates who wish to study at the Rothberg International School. The Graduate Merit Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship for students admitted to international degree programs in the Division of Graduate Studies at the Rothberg International School. The Scholarship covers the tuition fee for the stated duration of the program. International graduate students accepted to the following degree programs may apply: The Bible and the Ancient Near East Jewish Studies Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Israel Studies Nonprofit Management and Leadership M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Full amount

Deadlines:
March 15th

Guidelines/Requirements:
At least in final year of undergraduate studies Minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent Maintain high academic standard Must submit a complete application to a degree program

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