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July 14th - July 30th, 2020 

Deadline to apply June 15, 2020

To Apply Click Here


Want to learn about Israel?  Immerse yourself at the University of Haifa this summer for the Israel Studies Program.  You will study the fields of Israeli history, education, culture, religion, Middle Eastern politics and society and more. This unique experience will allow you explore to an insider’s view of Israel, its people, cultural sites and the academic excellence of the university.

This two-week program will examine Israeli society from a variety of perspectives, including Jews, Arabs, education, economics, politics, culture, religion, it will provide students with a historical perspective of the establishment of the State of Israel, and encourage students with independent thinking and critical judgment regarding the historical development of Israel and its current status.

This study program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in careers in public affairs, diplomacy, the Foreign Service, education, and research.

The program is taught in English from July 14th 2020 to July 30th 2020. Lectures will be held three days per weeks and eight academic hours per day. The course is 48 academic hours.

During this two-week course, students will have one academic tour to deepen understanding the course. In addition, the program also provides trips to explore Israel such as Haifa, the ancient city of Akko, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.

The program awards two academic credits.


Why Study in Haifa?

The University of Haifa is one of Israel's seven research universities, the largest in the north. It is a microcosm of Israeli society dedicated to academic excellence and social responsibility.

The University of Haifa is the perfect place to explore the history of the State of Israel, Israeli society and the Jewish Diaspora. The campus is a living laboratory where Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, Bedouin and Bahá'ís study side-by-side. Students will experience a dynamic, cultural mosaic where students of all ethnic backgrounds encounter and engage, becoming acquainted with each other and learn to understand and respect each other. In this setting, students will experience the relevant issues of a multicultural society.

Studies at the University of Haifa consist of both demanding academics, as well as social and cultural opportunities. The experienced and professional staff at the International School will guide you through any bureaucratic challenges as well as provide a range of social and cultural events on campus.

Admissions Requirements

This course is open to students who are above 18, and currently enrolled in university.

Candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • CV
  • Minimum grade point average 3.0
  • Good communication skills in English language (spoken and written)
  • Personal statement essay in English

Social and Cultural Activities

Students participate in activities with experienced university Social Activity coordinators, as well as take trips to Israel’s tourist attractions, such as Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Bahai Gardens, etc. Students will immerse in the local culture, through Shabbat dinner meals, Israeli films, and other social activities. Students may also take advantage of visits around the city of Haifa and Israel. Please see our social activities page.

Program Schedule

Tentative Program Schedule

Housing & Facilities

Students are welcome to live in the dormitory facilities on campus 

Admissions & Cost 

This course is $1,000 USD, which includes the academic course, field trips and social activities, and medical insurance for the duration of the program.

Double Dorm on campus $320, per person. Non-refundable registration fee of $80 for application.

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply here. For more information, please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Program will only open with a minimum of 15 people

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