University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School

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

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The International School of the University of Haifa offers semester, and year-long study programs for current undergraduate students, recent university graduates and adult learners. See our separate listing for summer programs.  We also offer full... read more

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September 06, 2023 Haifa Is Great
yes it was worthwhile. I felt more connected to Israel and more understanding of the culture and the problems it faces. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
yes - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro View Entire Review
I gained a more indepth understanding of Arab Israeli relations through direct interaction with both people groups, as well as in the historical coverage of my classes. Extremely grateful for the opportunity to be in such a unique place. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
I gained more confidence in speaking Arabic, and I learned how to be self-sufficient. I also learned how to use the bus system, which was key in getting around town. It was most definitely worthwhile. - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
The experience of actually living abroad. Israel is also a great point to travel around the region. - DePaul University View Entire Review
I learn so much about the language and the culture in Israel - Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Complutense University of Madrid / UCM View Entire Review
Past Review Sababa
Exposure to a very wide array of viewpoints encouraged me to approach every issue with an open mind and to consider points of view that I may not have even been aware existed. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
That there is hope for peace. This city is evidence of that. - California State University - Northridge View Entire Review
I strengthened my language skills and learned a lot about the world, Israel, and the middle east. - University of Alabama - Birmingham / UAB View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile. I learn different way to see the world and also to learn in a different way. - Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) View Entire Review
It was worthwhile; I gained a lot of personal knowledge about myself and my place in the world. - Wheaton College, MA View Entire Review
Hebrew! and some hospitality skills from the programme administrators. View Entire Review
This month was amazing and very inspiring. I saw a lot, learned a lot, felt a lot. Higly recommended! View Entire Review
November 22, 2021 Great!
I loved it View Entire Review
I learned to be more open minded and I tried to understand the narratives on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was definitely worthwhile - University of Haifa View Entire Review
My experience in Haifa was totally worthwhile. I would define Israel as a microcosm because its melting pot of cultures and religions, sacred and profane has been giving me the opportunity to grow up at the same time as a student and as a person. In my opinion the best place from which observe and reflect upon what's going on ou... - University of Bologna / Unibo View Entire Review
My interactions with my professors, as well as my fellow international students, solidified my time here in Israel as one of the most meaningful periods of my life. I will surely benefit in the years to come from the knowledge I gained, and the friendships I made here at Haifa University. - Hawaii Pacific University View Entire Review
Past Review Great
It was worthwhile. I enjoyed learning about the culture, good academic experience and making new friends. - Stockholm University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent. Definitely worthwhile! I feel like I have changed and grown so much as a person. - Elon University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School
I became more independent, confident, self-aware, and determined. The experience definitely forced me to go out of my comfort zone sometimes to get what I needed done and ask for help when I needed it. It was extremely rewarding and I know many of the lessons I learned while abroad will stay with me. - Boston University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about culture, and humans. Israel is very different from Sweden, and hence it was very rewarding to stay here for a semester. - Stockholm University View Entire Review
It is worthwhile. View Entire Review
conflict complexity is not always seen at first sight and deep rooted resentments are inhereted, lovable people that i would love to take home with or be in contact with just as much when i go back, growth of my own personality - Universität Mannheim / University of Mannheim View Entire Review
The program prepared me for my longer Erasmus stay at the University of Haifa in terms of language skills, organisation, information etc. - University of Salzburg View Entire Review
Experience was worthwhile in many ways. Of course I learned so much about different cultures but it also helped me to understand myself better. - Vytautas Magnus University View Entire Review


The International School of the University of Haifa offers semester, and year-long study programs for current undergraduate students, recent university graduates and adult learners. See our separate listing for summer programs.  We also offer full degree MA programs for international graduate students. The University of Haifa is the most pluralistic institution of higher education in Israel. The university community, consisting of 18,000 degree students, is a diverse and harmonious blend of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze, and Bedouin students who study together in an atmosphere of coexistence and mutual respect. Hebrew Ulpan: Students from over 40 countries come to our Summer Hebrew Ulpan. With 25 hours/week of language instruction and an array of social and cultural activities, this program will help you to speak Hebrew. Israeli roommates aid in language acquisition. We also offer a similar intensive program in the winter, between our 2 semesters. The Internship Program: This is a directed work-study experience related to the academic or vocational interests of students in the semester or year program. Students work 10-15 hours/week, complete weekly reports as well as a final term paper at the end to receive academic credit. Semester or Year Program: This interdisciplinary program offers courses in a variety of fields such as Global Law, Political Science, Religious Studies, Business, Psychology, Peace and Conflict Studies, Arabic language and Culture, Sociology, History and more. We have excellent honors programs in Psychology and Peace & Conflict studies. All courses are taught in English. The Arabic Language Program: This program is among the most effective language programs in Israel and attracts students from around the world. Classes meet 20 hours/week and have several hours of homework/day. One day/week is for field trips to Arab communities in the north. Hebrew Winter Ulpan: Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan is offered every year for one month prior to the start of the Spring semester. Students are encouraged to come and learn with other students from all over the world. With, 25 hours/week of language instruction and an array of social and cultural activities, this program will help you to conquer the Hebrew language.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Maymester
  • January Term
  • Spring Break
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hebrew
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Hebrew Language, Literature
  • Human Sciences
  • Legal Studies
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Creative Writing
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
  • Global Studies
  • Genocide, Holocaust Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • History
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