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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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
January 08, 2019 Diversity And Enjoyment
It was so worthwhile. I learn different way to see the world and also to learn in a different way. 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
September 04, 2018 Amazing Month In Haifa
This month was amazing and very inspiring. I saw a lot, learned a lot, felt a lot. Higly recommended! View Entire Review
The academic experience was extremely high standard, professional highly challenging and very worthwhile - None View Entire Review
August 21, 2018 Amazing Hebrew Ulpan
Significantly improved ability to speak Hebrew - Northwestern University View Entire Review
August 19, 2018 Amazing Experience!
A new language! - University of Oxford View Entire Review
I learned how to be entirely independent - University at Buffalo - SUNY View Entire Review
I love Israel. I have a lot of Israeli friends: including Jewish Israelis, Israelis with Ukrainian/Russian background, Arab Israeli friends. - University of Potsdam / Universitat Potsdam View Entire Review
February 19, 2018 Adventure Of A Lifetime!!
You became worldly. You get to experience things that no one else will understand besides you! The knowledge you gain is priceless. - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot from my class and it was an eye opening and worthwhile experience. I just don't think it was the right university to do it at. - Calvin College View Entire Review
August 24, 2017 Awesome Experience!
I didn't really know Hebrew before and after one month I can read and speak some Hebrew. It was totally worthwile to come not just for the learning experience but also for the living and cultural experience. - Langara College 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
September 07, 2018 I Really Did My Best!
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
I improved my Hebrew. I met nice people. I was exposed to another culture which definitely taught me a lot. - Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen \ University of Tubingen View Entire Review
It was worthy because in last 3 weeks I learned a lot Hebrew. - Ewha Womans University View Entire Review
I gained a greater sense of independence and practiced cooking for myself more than usual. I also met lots of really interesting and kind people, and I hope to stay in touch with my friends. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
- The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
February 27, 2018 Chill
A greater understanding of the world. - Rutgers University - New Brunswick View Entire Review
Great start to hebrew - Charles Sturt University View Entire Review
September 10, 2017 Would Go Again
It was a wonderful experience. - CUNY - Hunter College View Entire Review
Lots of knowledge, new friends, new ideas on how to go on with my research 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
  • Global Studies
  • Hebrew Language, Literature
  • History
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
  • Genocide, Holocaust Studies
  • Human Sciences
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Legal Studies
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