While we know that your reason for choosing the University of Haifa is the desire for a challenging academic experience, we also want to give you the opportunity to explore and understand Israel as much as possible. For this reason, we provide you with numerous social activities throughout your time at the University of Haifa.
The International School employs full-time Madrichim (or "Social Activities Coordinators") who build and implement an exciting social activities program. The Madrichim live on campus, and it is their responsibility to assist you in immersing yourself in campus life as much as possible. All social activities planned by the International School are included in the tuition fee, so we encourage you to take advantage of them. These range from movie nights, Haifa city tours, a night downtown, bowling outings, holiday celebrations, and more. Activities planned by outside providers, but advertised for you through us may have a charge. Whichever activities you choose to get involved in, you are guaranteed to have an amazing social, cultural and educational experience here at the International School in the University of Haifa!
You can take advantage of the opportunity to immerse yourselves in Israeli society in different and significant ways. Firstly there are several volunteer opportunities both on and off-campus that will expose you to day-to-day Israeli society. Secondly, we offer a student buddy program that matches international students with local Israeli students. On holidays and the Sabbath, you may request to join a local family for a festive meal, which has been proven to be rewarding for both the student and the families involved.
The Madrichim (Social Acitivity Coordinators) are all Israeli University of Haifa students. Most of them live on campus near our students and they are on call 24 hours a day. Every semester they prepare an extensive array of social and cultural programs for our students as well as coordinating the volunteer program. The Madrichim are here for our students with any needs or questions they may have, or just to shoot the breeze.