July Mini Semester

July 2nd - July 26th, 2018

(Course openings dependent on registration)

Program description

The Study Abroad Program of the International School at the University of Haifa offers month-long programs for students and adult learners from all over the world. Each four-week program allows the student to benefit from the unique cultural diversity that the university and city of Haifa offers.

From July 2nd - July 26th, 2018

There will be two different courses offered in the month of July. Each class meets for three hours, three times a week, and earns three academic credits.


What you will study

The course offerings for the July semester are:

Terrorism and Responses-  

Israel Neeman

This course will examine the issue of terrorism as a growing form of political violence into the 21st Century. The last three decades of the 20th Century witnessed a phenomenal growth in terrorist activity around the world. Some groups rose and fell quite rapidly, but others have managed sustained campaigns and have achieved spectacular tactical success, among them the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. We will investigate the causes, methods and responses involved in the ongoing conflict between terrorist organizations and their adversaries.

Refugees Mental Health:Global and Local Perspectives-

Kim Yuval

Contemporary armed conflicts and complex humanitarian crises create substantial mental health burdens that damage health and well-being, and limit development. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this course examines the field of forced migration, focusing in particular on psychosocial and mental health issues. We will try to understand forced migration as a global phenomenon while learning to recognize and assess its influence on the mental health of the millions it affects around the world.