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.
To see the Social Activities Calendar for the Full-Time Study Abroad Spring Semester 2019, click here.
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.
Mr. Maor Zlotzever- Maor is 33, a doctoral student at the University. His research deals with his passion for biology, food production, industry and sustainable ecological economics. In his spare time he volunteers in a financial education organization that helps disadvantaged populations. He volunteers as a paramedic in a rescue unit, and among his hobbies are playing guitar and nature walks.
Ms. Aviva Badgili- Aviva is 26 years old. She is a Law student at the University of Haifa. Her hobbies include sailing, hiking and getting to know new cultures. She hopes you would make the best out of your time in Haifa.
Mr. Ali Swetat- Ali is 23 years old. He is studying for a B.Sc in Psychology and Counselling at the University of Haifa. His great passion is helping to bring peace, love, and inclusion within himself, around him and in the world. He is a world traveler and cultural mediator.