|Autumn Semester (early September - late December); Spring Semester (late January - early June) Summer Quarter|
|Credits||Approximately 24 UW credits|
|Eligibility||Sophomore standing; 3.0 GPA|
|Adviser||Shannon Quinn | email@example.com|
|Application Deadline||March 15 (Autumn Semester or Academic Year); September 15 (Spring Semester)|
|General||Studies begin with the Summer or Winter Ulpan (intensive Hebrew language). Afterwards, students are required to register for a minimum of 15 academic credits per semester. Course offerings include Jewish, Israel, and Middle Eastern Studies as well as a wide variety of humanities and social science courses, among other academic disciplines. Literary and Colloquial Arabic are also offered at various levels. Students must select at least one course in Jewish or Israeli studies. Modern Hebrew language instruction (8-10 hours/week) is required. Summer options also available.|
| Program Description
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Studies begin with the Summer or Winter Ulpan (intensive Hebrew language). Afterwards, students are required to register for a minimum of 15 academic credits per semester. Course offerings include Jewish, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies as well as a wide variety of humanities and social science courses, among other academic disciplines. Literary and Colloquial Arabic are also offered at various levels. Students must select at least one course in Jewish or Israel studies. Modern Hebrew language instruction (8-10 hours a week) is required.
In addition, the Rothberg International School also offers 2 specialized programs:
Coexistence in the Middle East
Coexistence in the Middle East (CME) is an intercultural experiential summer program in Israel that seeks to help promote coexistence by enabling future and current leaders to experience the challenge of diversity in a multicultural setting. Students can take one, two or all three courses in the program and earn 3-9 credits through the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The program provides students an opportunity to explore facts on the ground and examine local realities in the region from the perspectives of diverse religious, political, cultural and national groups that converge in Jerusalem, a crossroads of humanity. For more information click here.
InnovNation is a 3-6 credit experiential summer program in which students get behind-the-scenes access to the high-tech industry and entrepreneurial ecosystem of Israel – a country world-renowned as the Start-Up Nation. Through extensive lectures, meetings, and site visits, InnovNation students are exposed to practical know-how, insight and first-hand experience from Israel’s top innovative companies and entrepreneurs. InnovNation is organized in collaboration with the Israeli Ministries of Economy and of Foreign Affairs, SingularityU Tel Aviv Chapter, Israel Beyond the Headlines, the Jerusalem School of Business Administration and the Rothberg International School (RIS) of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For more information, click here.
The Rothberg International School is the international study center of the Hebrew University which attracts more than 200 students annually, from over 65 countries around the globe. From the hilltop of the Mount Scopus campus, the panorama of Jerusalem unfolds.
Students have the opportunity to take courses in English as well as develop a proficiency in Hebrew and participate in a comprehensive program of extracurricular activities, including tours in Jerusalem and throughout the country.
Living in university housing is an important part of the overall experience of studying abroad. Students have the opportunity to meet new friends from different cultures and continents – North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe – as well as a chance to share experiences with Israeli students.
The student housing complexes on Mount Scopus, overlooking Jerusalem, are walking distance from the University. They offer an independent setting appropriate for overseas students.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The UW Study Abroad Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to the program provider. Download the application from the Rothberg International School, Hebrew University website and submit directly to them.
See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.
See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.