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Welcome to the Department of Summer Courses and Special Programs


The Department of Summer Courses and Special Programs offers short-term summer abroad programs in English that enable students to combine an enriching academic experience with the opportunity to live and breathe the subject matter.

For over thirty years, the Department has offered stimulating, accredited summer courses to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as mature learners with academic backgrounds.

All summer abroad programs incorporate a variety of stimulating co-curricular and extracurricular activities, seminars, and trips, providing students with an enriching social and academic experience that extends beyond the limits of the classroom.

In addition, students may optimize their short term academic experience by registering for multiple summer courses, combining various topics of their interest.

For more details on our various summer abroad programs, please select one of the specific areas from the list below.

Please note: The application process is course-specific.
Please refer to the specific course page for information on application and admission.


Summer Courses
Short-term, intensive and specialized summer abroad courses designed for undergraduate and graduate students and mature learners with academic backgrounds.
This summer, our academic program offers courses in the following areas:
Israel Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Law, Jerusalem Studies, Jewish and Religious Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Economics and Trauma & Resilience.



Summer Intensive Language Programs
Intensive language courses in Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Arabic, on introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. Courses are instructed by highly professional, dynamic and experienced staff. Teaching methods include frontal classroom instruction and conversational practice, and incorporate multi-media educational aids and the use of both classical and modern texts.



Special Programs

Short-term academic programs, developed and implemented for students, adults and professional groups in conjunction with universities, institutions, and organizations from around the world. These tailor-made programs vary in duration, intensity, and timeline, and generally consist of lectures, seminars, and accompanying field study trips throughout Israel. 



Summer Semester Graduate Programs - Offered by the Division of Graduate Studies at the Rothberg International School

Designed to meet the special needs of qualified graduate students from abroad who wish to spend a summer at the Hebrew University, and participate in graduate level courses in Israel Studies and/or Nonprofit Management and Leadership.


Studying at The Hebrew University

Consistently ranked as one of the Top 100 universities in the world, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers world class education for university and college students interested in broadening their horizons while receiving outstanding theoretical and practical instruction.

Students at the Rothberg International School have the opportunity to study together with both local and international students of diverse backgrounds from over 70 countries around the world.

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