Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan אולפן עברית בחודשי הקיץ

The Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan brings students from over 40 countries to the University of Haifa to study Hebrew in one of the most effective language learning programs in Israel. The Ulpan is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in an intensive language acquisition experience that is personally enriching as well as academically demanding. Instruction is offered on all levels from beginning to advanced.The Summer Ulpan is divided into two independent four-week sessions, each offering all levels of proficiency. Students may register for either or both sessions.

Session I: July 4, 2016 - July 28, 2016
Session II: August 8, 2016 -  September 1, 2016

Academics

Classes are held Sundays through Thursdays in the mornings for five academic hours per day, with the possibility of 1-2 Friday morning classes during the session. In addition to learning through textbooks, classes will also involve video sessions, work in the language laboratory, student presentations, and visits to sites on campus such as the Hecht Museum. In addition, classes will have the opportunity each week to listen to a guest lecturer speak about different aspects of life in Israel today, such as women in Israeli society or religion and state in Israel. While the more advanced classes will listen to the lectures and participate in discussions, the beginners’ classes will prepare questions for their guests and hold their own interviews in simple Hebrew.

At the beginning of the Ulpan, students will take a written and oral placement exam. This exam will be used to place students in the most appropriate class for their level of proficiency. In the afternoons students are expected to prepare their homework  which should take approximately 3 hours daily. There will be mid-term and final examinations. Each 4-Week Ulpan session awards 5 academic credits for 100 hours of class work.

For detailed syllabi on each level, see our course catalog.

Co-Curricular Activities
Each Ulpan session will offer a wide range of social activities, including  trips, lectures, and celebrations.  Participation is optional.

Tuition and Fees
For Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan tuition and fees, please click here.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
For information regarding scholarships and financial aid, please click here.

Housing
Students are welcome to live in the dormitory facilities on campus on campus.

Elligibility
The Ulpan is open to all students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma as well as adult learners.  Please click here for application process and deadlines.

News and events

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  • Dear Students and Parents,
    Please note the following letter from the Dean of Students and Head of International School, Hanan Alexander, regarding recent events in Israel, click here.

 

 


 

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The Israeli system of higher education has played a fundamental role in the economic and social success of the country, where Israel has now earned its position in the top class of global scholarship in a number of academic fields. In Israel, high-quality and relatively low-cost first and second degrees attract a range of students from all over the world who want to benefit from Israel’s dynamic, diverse and well-established learning environment. We invite you to join us here at Haifa University, where an ideal Mediterranean location and a diverse student community provide a conducive setting for those serious about personal and global development, and the pursual of knowledge. Read more about the University here.

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