Program Description 

Fall 2019: September 24, 2019 - January 8, 2020.

Spring 2020: February 18, 2020– June 4, 2020. 

The Hebrew language semester program, also known as the Semester Ulpan, is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in a language acquisition experience that is personally enriching as well as academically demanding. Instruction is offered at all levels from beginners with no knowledge of the language to advanced classes.The program focuses on strengthening all four major skills: writing, reading, speaking and comprehension. Students who only wantto enroll in the semester Ulpan of the International School are considered part-time students. During the academic semesters (September – January and February – June) Hebrew classes meet four days per week, Mondays through Thursdays, for two hours each morning. This program is open to students of the International School, tourists, new and 'old' immigrants, who want to improve their Hebrew skills.


At the beginning of the semester, 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 efficiency. The Ulpan classes are relatively small and each student is given a great deal of personal attention and an opportunity to interact with both fellow students and the teacher. In addition to traditional learning through textbooks, classes will also involve computer and video sessions, work in the language laboratory, and student presentations.

For detailed syllabi on each level, see course catalog under Hebrew and Arabic Languages.

Placement Exam

Click here to download the Hebrew Placement Test. It is mandatory to complete as much as possible without the use of any aid and upload it into the online application platform. If you are a total beginner, please fill out only the prior-knoweldge questionnaire form and upload it into the online application. 

Tuition and Fees

For Hebrew language tuition and fees, please click here.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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


Part-time students are not eligible to live in campus housing, nor may they participate in trips and tours.


The Hebrew Language Ulpan is open to all students and adult learners above the age of 18. Please click here for application deadlines.

Intensive Hebrew

For students interested in a one-month Intensive Hebrew Ulpan, we offer one session every winter (mid-January to mid-February) and two sessions every summer (July and August).

Intensive Hebrew Winter Ulpan
Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan

Please Note: Course levels change each session depending on the participating students.

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