|Academic Term||Autumn Semester (September - December)|
|Spring Semester (January - June)|
|Credits||Approximately 24 UW credits|
|Prerequisites||Sophomore standing; minimum 3.0 GPA|
|Program Manager||Shannon Quinn | email@example.com|
|Priority 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.|
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.
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and is considered holy to three of the major Abrahamic religions.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Students participating in this program must be of Sophomore standing or above and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of departure.
Credits and Conversion Scale
You will approx. receive 24 UW credits per semester. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program.
If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.
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.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.
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.
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
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 Administrative Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
- A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
- You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
- Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.
- There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
- Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
- For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered. You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship. Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.
We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:
- Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
- Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
- Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
- Visit the Finances section of our website.
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.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
- Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
- Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.