University of Haifa International School

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Academic Program

Students complete an Intensive Hebrew Ulpan before the program classes begin. Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, research, tutorials, fieldwork, internships, and independent study. Participants are required to study Hebrew or Arabic as one of their courses. Classes at the International School are taught in English. Students already proficient in Hebrew may elect to take courses at the University; typical class size - 30. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Gail Abrams
  • Fields of study: Social sciences, Hebrew and Arabic language and culture, Jewish studies, Middle Eastern studies, religious studies, history
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA
  • Number of program participants: 80 - 125

Living Arrangements

Students live in host institution dormitories and are fully integrated with Israeli and other international students. Students prepare their own meals in shared kitchen facilities with a stipend provided by Scripps based on the program recommendation..

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late July to early January. There is a break for the high holy days between the Intensive Hebrew Ulpan and the start of the fall semester.
  • Spring: mid-January to early June


  • Advising Tips: This program requires 2 faculty references.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Los Angeles and Haifa.