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Programs of Study

Freshman/Academic Gap Program (First-Year and Gap Year Students)

Freshman/Academic Gap Program (First-Year and Gap Year Students)

This option is specially designed for first-year students, whether they plan to continue their studies in Israel or back home. Students may enroll for the entire year or for either the autumn or spring semester. A variety of first-year courses are offered in the areas of Israel and Middle Eastern studies, Religion, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, and Environmental Studies.
Undergraduate Study Abroad Program (2nd-4th Year Students)

Undergraduate Study Abroad Program (2nd-4th Year Students)

Since 1955, over 20,000 international students have attended the Undergraduate Study Abroad Program (formerly known as the One Year Program), earning transferable credits and making lasting connections with classmates and Israeli friends, the Hebrew University, the city of Jerusalem and the country itself.
Spring in Jerusalem - Honors Program (3rd-4th Year Students)

Spring in Jerusalem - Honors Program (3rd-4th Year Students)

This exciting joint initiative of Harvard University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is designed for outstanding students in their third and fourth years of study who are looking for a unique intellectual challenge. Students experience Israel through field trips, social encounters with prominent Israelis, supervised internships, independent research projects and a variety of extracurricular activities.
Dynamics of the Middle East: Politics and Society (D.O.M.E.)- NEW

Dynamics of the Middle East: Politics and Society (D.O.M.E.)- NEW

The Middle East is constantly at the center of world attention. Its geo-political significance, the regional conflicts which affect global stability and the hopes and fears emanating from the “Arab Spring” all contribute to a widespread interest in the future of this area. D.O.M.E. provides an interdisciplinary approach to this exciting field.

Journalism and Media in Contemporary Israel

This stimulating new spring semester program will explore the role of journalism and the media from both the domestic Israeli and international perspectives. Designed for graduate students as well as undergraduate students majoring in Journalism or Communications.
Jewish Experiential Education Program

Jewish Experiential Education Program

This exciting new program is ideal for students who plan to engage in informal or experiential Jewish education, including camp counseling, youth work and community activity. Participants will greatly enhance their knowledge of Judaism and Israel, gain a deeper understanding of issues in contemporary Jewish education and expand their practical programming ability. The program is run by the Rothberg International School (RIS) in conjunction with the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) as part of the Lainer-MASA Fellowship
Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity

Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity

The Rothberg International School (RIS) is proud to announce the opening of a new study track, “Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity,” to commence in the Autumn of 2011. The program will focus on the context and evolution of early Christianity and will draw courses from the Undergraduate and Graduate Divisions of the RIS as well as other departments of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Quantitative Biology

The program offers a unique set of integrated courses and laboratory experience. Research focuses on the fundamental understanding of cellular decision-making in health and disease. Projects range from the mapping of transcriptional networks, innovative human-on-a-chip devices, to developmental biology and micro-environmental control of bacterial populations.
Arabic Immersion Program

Arabic Immersion Program

The program is designed for undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals interested in acquiring a knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic.
Hebrew and Israeli Culture Program for First-Year Students

Hebrew and Israeli Culture Program for First-Year Students

The Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is introducing an innovative academic option designed for recent high school graduates to enable students on all Hebrew levels to achieve a high degree of fluency in Modern Hebrew through full immersion into the language and culture of Israel.

Film Jerusalem

Jerusalem Film, a unique program initiated by the Sam Spiegel School of Television and Film and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School (RIS), combines professional training in film production, academic study and exposure to Israel’s challenging social, historical and cultural environment. The program offers advanced study in the theoretical and practical aspects of documentary film making, and students carry out their own productions under the guidance of the school’s professional staff.
In addition, students choose from a wide range of academic courses in Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Comparative Religion and Behavioral Sciences as well as Hebrew or Arabic Language.
DanceJerusalem

DanceJerusalem

This unique program, initiated jointly by the Rothberg International School (RIS) and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD), combines artistic training in dance skills and technique with academic exposure to Israel's challenging social, historical and cultural environment. DanceJerusalem offers university-level artistic and technical training in the disciplines of Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance Choreography, Repertoire and Improvisation.
Jerusalem Sounds

Jerusalem Sounds

Jerusalem Sounds is a unique initiative of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School (RIS). Studies include a full music program consisting of individual instruction, performance in small and large ensembles and classes in Jewish and Israeli music. Students also choose from a wide range of university courses in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Behavioral Sciences and Environmental Studies, as well as Hebrew Language.
ArtJerusalem

ArtJerusalem

A joint initiative of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School (RIS), combining artistic training, university study and first-hand exposure to Israel's challenging social, historical and cultural environment. Studies include a wide variety of art courses in such areas as Painting, Sculpture, Drawing and Screen Printing as well as choosing from a broad selection of university courses in Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Religion, Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Studies, and Hebrew Language.
The Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel (First-Year and Gap Year Students)

The Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel (First-Year and Gap Year Students)

The Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel is designed for North American high school graduates and is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
THRIVE at Hebrew University – New Program Opening Spring 2014

THRIVE at Hebrew University – New Program Opening Spring 2014

The Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is proud to announce a new partner program, Thrive at Hebrew University, to open in the spring semester of 2014. Students interested in exploring their Jewish identity will join the Thrive community, living as part of the multicultural Jewish neighborhood adjacent to the Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus, and participating in an extra-curricular program of Jewish learning and experience.

Rothberg Academic Partnership Program (First-Year and Gap Year Students)

This option allows students attending other gap year programs in Jerusalem to take courses at the Rothberg International School (RIS).
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