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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OVERALL RATING 4.2
Based on 51 Reviews
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I learn that the world is much more than what I hear in the news or social media. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Good Experience
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1, Israeli culture history and people character 2. Arabic language basics 3. International friendship that lasts YES it's worthwhile - Peking University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School
The cultural exchange that took place on a daily basis was an invaluable lesson. Meeting people from all over the world helped me gain greater perspective about current events. At the same time, the peace and conflict program was excellent and helped me solidify my future career plans. - University of Alabama - Birmingham / UAB View Entire Review
I saw again, that the world is colourfull. - Jagiellonian University View Entire Review
First of all it was a great challange for my self. Secoundly I meet really great people. And i had an opportunity to get to know a little bit Israel and Middle Easts. This is the most important part. - University of Latvia View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School
Yes it was worthwhile! For the first time I was not different, have make friends, was part of a class, and was taken seriously in my skills and needs. View Entire Review
It is worth it. I am impressed beyond my expectations. I learned to appreciate and be thankful for all their services and of course I learned a lot of Hebrew. View Entire Review
The program get students involved in various chances to meet the local culture - Ben Gurion University of the Negev View Entire Review
I gained a lot of knowledge, some friends and great memories. I would say that is definitely worthwhile. I didn't reach the level of Hebrew which I wanted to reach, but that was also an active choice which I made in the end. - Universiteit van Amsterdam / University of Amsterdam / UvA View Entire Review
The experience abroad was definitely worthwhile. It was a tremendously beneficial language learning experience, which helped me to significantly improve my Hebrew. Moreover, the international environment was very enriching and friendly. - University of Economics, Prague View Entire Review
A real knowledge about what the modern Israel is all about. A very complex, religious and secular, controversial, mixed, multicultural, high-tech (and so on...) society... - University of Haifa View Entire Review
Everyone at Haifa International School was wonderful by looking after us, organizing trips and activities, and made sure we were always well and happy - Universität Mannheim / University of Mannheim View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School
I learned that life can take you anywhere! - University of California - Los Angeles / UCLA View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School
My experience was most definitely worthwhile. Though the Ulpan was only a month and I still have the whole semester here, I feel like I already have gained more open-mindedness when it comes to other cultures and ways of living, independence and confidence from living and traveling on my own, and perseverance when it comes to my... - Colby College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School
It was worthwhile indeed. I think that living among native speakers is a great opportunity to get fluent in language faster. Though it's also a challenge. View Entire Review
It was quite interessting to learn more about the israelian arab perspective of the israelian politics. View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School
Absolutely, I learned a lot of basic Hebrew and I met so many interesting and nice people. - University of Zadar View Entire Review
Past Review Hummus
the first week is always the worst! - Hawaii Pacific University View Entire Review
Always fascinated by Evrit. - University of Haifa View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile, I am living now in Israel and i need to learn the local language, and that course helping me to learn Hebrew fast. View Entire Review
Experiencing another culture, and immersing myself in a foreign language opened my eyes to just how big the world really is. It was absolutely worthwhile to experience it though a language abroad programme like this one. - Ohio University View Entire Review
I learned a lot of Hebrew and got a sense of academic life on an Israeli college campus. I had good access to local professors, saw how people lived, and enjoyed the natural beauty of Haifa. - Princeton University View Entire Review
I learnt that I have a second home in Haifa! Moreover, I improved my Hebrew (and my English!), I discovered new places, colors, tastes, views, I got acquainted with students from all over the world. This experience showed me what a beautiful place Israel is. This experience helped me to grow. This experience filled my heart with... View Entire Review
I have improved my hebrew language skills and I have been surrounded by wonderful people coming from over the world! View Entire Review

About

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
Internship
Volunteer
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
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1973
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