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Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rothberg International School: Undergraduate Study Abroad Program
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
I learned a lot this semester and gained a lot from studying at hebrew U and living in jerusalem. I most enjoyed just having the opportunity to really live in Israel independently and explore on my own. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
An closer understanding of Israeli and Palestinian culture. Yes! A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
More Hebrew knowledge, it was worthwhile Hannah T - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I got to practice ebing an adult within a supportive community. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
that Israel is the best & Jerusalem its best city Joey Barr - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. Met very interesting people. Got to know the city and country in a personal way. A student - 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. Sydney M - Brandeis University View Entire Review
-- Andy W - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
So worthwhile, learned so much about myself and others. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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. A student - 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... Nathan Y - 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. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned more history than I thought possible. A student - Rollins College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Jewish history and Israeli culture. Max Silverstone - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to better live on my own and navigate issues that arise without being able to fully consult others Ari J - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned about the complexities of Israel, being in Jerusalem, which is really the center of Judaism worldwide. It's also incredibly diverse with a tapestry of other cultures as well. I did Nachshon, which is also a terrific program. Would highly recommend. It's an excellent supplement for anyone interested in pursuing a career i... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
yes A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned a lot of language and a lot of the political and religious climate of the area A student - 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... Gabriel Sanders - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile A student - 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. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I'm not sure A student - 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. A student - 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. A student - 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... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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.
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
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
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Business Administration and Management
- Global Studies
- International Relations
- Political Science and Government
- Religion / Religious Studies
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
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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.
Masa Israel makes it possible for young Jewish adults to come to Israel by offering grants and/or scholarships, making the experience more affordable.
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.
See website http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2003/Pages/Scholarships%20Offered%20by%20the%20Israeli%20Government%20to.aspx
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