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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The program is designed for undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals interested in acquiring a knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic.
Designed for students who wish to learn Modern Standard Arabic, the formal language employed in books, newspapers, scripted news broadcasts and formal speeches across the Arab world. This course is offered as part of the Arabic Immersion Program, Dynamics of the Middle East (D.O.M.E.) and the Undergraduate Study Abroad Program (USAP).
Classes will utilize the Al-Kitaab text book series, in addition to materials prepared by the teaching faculty.
Offered at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
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 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.
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 is designed for North American high school graduates and is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
THRIVE is an extra-curricular program of Jewish learning and experience for students interested in exploring their Jewish identity. Academic studies are through the Undergraduate Study Abroad Program.
This option allows students attending other gap year programs in Jerusalem to take courses at the Rothberg International School (RIS).