Israel

Israel

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Israel for our students.

Haifa

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

Notes

  • 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.

Jerusalem

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, research, tutorials, fieldwork, internships, and independent study; courses at the Rothberg International School are taught in English, university courses are primarily in Hebrew, some courses taught in English; typical class size - 30. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Gail Abrams
  • Fields of study: Dance, film, Hebrew, Jewish studies, journalism, Middle Eastern studies, music, religious studies, psychology, studio art
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA
  • Number of program participants: 160

Living Arrangements

Students live in double rooms in the host institution dormitories and early reservations are encouraged to ensure placement. Students prepare their own meals in shared kitchens with a stipend provided by Scripps and based on the recommendation of the program.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late July to early January
  • Spring: Mid-January to early June

Notes

  • 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 Jerusalem.