Students initially attend an intensive Hebrew language course, the Winter Ulpan (5 credits), and then continue with their studies in the spring semester, in which they must choose a minimum of 15 credits.
At least two courses must be selected from the special list of advanced courses offered in English by Hebrew University departments in such areas as Environmental Studies, Urban and Regional Studies, Business Administration, Brain Research, Behavior and Genetics, Political Science, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, History of the Jewish People, Latin American Studies and the Study of Rationality (2-3 credits per course). NOTE: These courses extend to the end of June.
Students with a sufficient command of the language may choose, as an alternative, departmental courses offered in Hebrew.
The remainder of credits can be taken from among the following:
"Spring in Jerusalem was an incredible experience for me since I was immersed in Israeli culture. I made friends with Israelis whom I would never have met in any other situation. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will take with me wherever I go. I was a pioneer for a program that will shake up Israel."
Avi Siegel, University of Arizona
For further information, please contact:
The Division of Undergraduate Studies
Rothberg International School (RIS)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Office of Academic Affairs
One Battery Park Plaza, 25th floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: 1-800-404-8622 or 212-607-8520
E-mail the Office of Academic Affairs
Special Admission Requirements
Third- and fourth-year university students with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent are eligible to apply. Consideration will be given to students with a lower GPA if special circumstances are warranted.