Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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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


  • Advising Tips: This program requires 2 faculty references. One may be from an academic adviser.
  • 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.