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 have very much enjoyed studying abroad, and I really did learn a lot in Haifa. However, as I have been in Beer Sheva this semester after completing last semester in Haifa, I have realized that this is a much better location for someone wanting to study abroad and to distance themselves from extremely western culture. I'm tha... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Haifa Rocks!
My study abroad experience has given me the enthusiasm to pursue my MS studies. I met many wonderful people and made many a lot of new friends - SUNY - Binghamton View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Haifa: Haifa - Study Abroad at University of Haifa (Direct Enroll)
Better understanding of Zionism, Jewish/Arabian Israeli Hospitality! Opened my mind and my heart! <3 - SUNY - Binghamton View Entire Review
My time abroad at the University of Haifa was an amazing experience all around. Both the academic and cultural experiences exceeded my expectations! - University of Florida View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I got to practice my Hebrew and it made my future plans more clear--it definitely made me sure that I want to move to Israel after graduation. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I'm not sure, I overworked myself this semester and it didnt seem worth the large amount of trouble I went through in order to get here. I believe this is also due to the study abroad program at my home university because after talking with several of the other international students, they did not have to endure the same process... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Fun In Haifa!
The wonderful people I've met and spent time with. - CUNY - Hunter College View Entire Review
Yes. Any opportunity to study abroad is worth while. Haifa taught me so much about life, the world, myself, and things I never knew about. I will be forever thankful for the challenges and joys I had in Haifa. - University of Denver View Entire Review
Past Review Th I Srael
My experience met my expectations. - Philipps University Marburg View Entire Review
YES - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I gained a furthered sense of global competency and cultural understanding. I received everything from this semester abroad that I was hoping for, and more. - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
Past Review
The best part for me was just knowing I could actually LIVE and get by fairly well in another country. There's something about that knowledge that is just so great. - Barnard College 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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