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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

 AI Summer Program

August 4th – August 12th, 2020

To Apply Click Here

 

Over the years, technology has revolutionized our world and daily lives. The dramatic increase in data availability and Artificial Intelligence techniques open the possibilities of inferring new knowledge and the development of predictive models for all areas of society and industry: smart cities with autonomous vehicles, forensics that learn from online activity, support for medical decisions, helps businesses increase acquisitions and boost retention and build better relationships with customers.

This summer, University of Haifa welcomes you to join the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data summer program. The program aims to provide students with the most rigorous and practical knowledge in AI and big data learning courses, it will delve into topics such as artificial intelligence, big data, deep learning, machine learning open source tools, advanced visualization tools, hadoop tools, business intelligence, neural networks, data flow, image recognition, text mining, research evaluation, ethical value and more.

With the help of these intelligence tools, students will gain a competitive advantage in the workplace, improve self-professional developments and build a platform for career success.

The program is taught in English from August 4th, 2020 to August 12th, 2020. The intensive course is taught over eight academic hours per day. The students will receive a program certificate in the end of the course. Lunch on campus is included in the tuition. In addition, the program also provides trips to explore Israel such as Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, therefore the students will have an opportunity to explore the beauty, uniqueness and strengths of Israel. 

 

Why Study in Haifa?

Israel has contributed many Nobel Prize winners, and the numbers of scientists and engineers are one of the highest ratios in the world. Many world's leading hi-tech companies, including Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Philips, Google, Apple, Amazon, Elbit Systems have established their research and development centers in Haifa, Israel. Nowadays, rapid developments of technologies in Israel, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, big data, life sciences, technology finance, AR and VR (augmented reality and virtual reality) mobile communications and the Internet, automation, industrial applications, and clean energy have reached exceptional achievements on a global scale.

The city of Haifa, Israel’s Silicon Valley, serves as an essential role in the development of high-tech industry in Israel. This strategic position makes Haifa an ideal place to learn artificial intelligence and big data.

The University of Haifa is the largest research university in northern Israel. It is home to innovative and cutting-edge research centers and institutes in a wide variety of subjects and fields. Notably, IBM established its largest research center outside the United States on the University campus.

The program awards two academic credits.

For the program schedule, please see here

 

Admissions Requirements

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

Candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • A background in computer science, statistics, mathematics, information, or relevant field
  • CV
  • Minimum grade point average 3.0
  • Good communication skills in English language (spoken and written)
  • Personal statement essay in English
  • Two academic recommendation letters

All application materials should be 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. 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 Israel. Please see our social activates page.

 

Housing & Facilities

Students are welcome to live in the dormitory facilities on campus 

 

Admissions & Cost 

This course is $1,750 USD, which includes the academic course, on-campus lunches, accommodation, medical insurance in Israel, social activities and tours in Israel.

Flight tickets are not included, 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

summer online

July 6 - August 6, 2020 

Each course will run for 5 weeks and will award students 3 credits. Each class is 4 academic hours.

Classes will take place via ZOOM on Monday and Thursday between the hours of 12pm-3pm (New York time)/ 9am-12pm (California time)/ 7pm-10pm (Haifa time). 

Both courses are academically accredited in accordance with the standards and criteria of North American and European universities.

 

Arab-Israel Relations

Dr. Daniel Zisenwine

This course introduces students to the study of the Arab-Israeli conflict, from its initial stages starting from the first waves of Zionist immigration to Palestine through the 1948 war and the establishment of the state of Israel. It will focus on the emerging features of the conflict, the struggle between the Palestinian Arab and Jewish Nationalist movements, and the regional and international involvement in these  events. Subsequent sessions will focus on the wars of 1956, 1967, 1973 and later developments such as the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty (1979) and Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982. Moving closer to the present, the course will highlight the 1987 Palestinian Intifada, the Oslo accords and the prospects for peace leading up to the second Intifada and the breakdown of negotiations. We will conclude with a discussion of the current age of uncertainty in the region and the impact of non-state actors (such as Hizballah and Hamas) on the conflict, in an effort to bring the class up to the present as possible. A variety of scholarly studies, diverse opinions, and approaches will provide the background for class discussions. 

For the course syllabus please see here.

 

Refugees' Mental Health: Global and Local Perspectives

Dr. Kim Yuval

Contemporary armed conflicts and complex humanitarian crises create substantial mental health burdens that damage health and well-being, and limit development. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this course examines the field of forced migration, focusing in particular on psychosocial and mental health issues. Throughout the semester we will try to understand forced migration as a global phenomenon while learning to recognize and assess its influence on the mental health of the millions it affects around the world. The interconnections between forced migration and mental health will be explored in this course through reading and discussing academic research, professional guidelines and prominent theoretical debates. Moving from a global perspective to the “here-and-now”, in the second half of the course we will explore the specific case of the African asylum seekers in Israel, analyzing their conditions and discussing possible solutions and interventions. The course will also include virtual meetings with activists and other professionals working in southern Tel Aviv where many asylum seekers reside.

For the course syllabus please see here

Tuition 

The cost of each course is: $1,600

In light of the current situation, all accepted applicants will receive a 50% off discount for the course.

Eligibility

Applicants must have completed at least one academic year of study at their home university and have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or the equivalent.

Required Documents (to be uploaded in application)

. Official copy of transcript in English with GPA calculation

. Financial Terms Agreement (Please sign and return pages: 1 & 4 only)

Final Registration

The last date to submit online applications is June 15, 2020. 

Courses will only open with a minimum of 10 registered students. 

The International School at the University of Haifa reserves the right to change or cancel any programs/courses up until one month before the start of that program/course.

 

 

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