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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
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
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. A student - 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. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, I feel as though I grew during the program A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I significantly improved my Hebrew from the program itself. Because the program was not so "programmed", and I had been to the country many times before, it allowed me to explore the country on my own in ways I had not had time to or been allowed to in the past. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I loved it! Being in Israel and feeling a real part of the culture was a phenomenal experience, and I can't wait to go back. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I am not the same person as I was before. This was the best decision I could have made!!!! IT WAS MORE THAN WORTHWHILE... it was necessary! ilana.pomerantz - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained independence and life experiences and friendships that we definitely worthwhile. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
i needed to go, im glad to be back. Tamengual - University of Rochester View Entire Review
I gained many things from this experience. I think i became more confident in my abilities to live on my own in a foreign country. But mostly, I became confident and sure about my ability to succeed in any educational setting, whether it is in America or Israel. Gabriel P - Brandeis University View Entire Review
extremely jaleesa t - Clark Atlanta 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 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. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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 A student - 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 BmXoshe43 - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem View Entire Review
I gained life skills, new friends, the ability to be able to say I lived and studied in another country for five months, and an amazing experience to look back on. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Improved Hebrew and independence skills. Made VERY diverse and interesting friends. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence living in a foreign country. I had to cook for myself and buy my own supplies for my apartment. Studying in Israel gave me the opportunity to think a lot about my life and who I am. There were a number of religious programs offered through the university geared towards Americans studying there. I e... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
learned a lot about the culture, people, holidays of the land A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
absolutely worthwhile. Steven P - University of California - San Diego View Entire Review
Yes, but in different way than I expected. Sara R - Wellesley College 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
- Language Studies (Hebrew & Arabic)
- International Relations
- Israel Studies
- Jewish History & Civilization
- Religious Studies
- Psychology & Cognitive Studies
- Conflict & Security
- Business & Law
- Global Studies
- Political Science
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):
- Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Global Studies
- Religion / Religious Studies
- International Relations
- Political Science and Government
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Business Administration and Management
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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