If you are a student with Jewish heritage, Thrive offers you an opportunity to be immersed in all aspects of Israeli life and culture and gain a rich, authentic Israel experience – while also studying at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS).
Thrive’s exclusive VIP access will take you to the intimate round-table of top business leaders, politicians, and Israeli chief rabbis. Visit a Kabbalah artist’s home, a Holocaust survivor’s kibbutz, and an Israel Defense Force IDF military base. Thrive will help you discover your role within the context of your Jewish heritage and leave you satisfied, fulfilled, and inspired. Learn more about Thrive.
Thrive students participate in the Undergraduate Study Abroad Program at HebrewU’s RIS and must meet all of its requirements. This program consists of an intensive pre-semester Hebrew language course or ulpan (5 credits), and a semester course load of 15 credits, made up of Hebrew-language study and courses in Jewish, Israel, and Middle East studies; psychology; business; and law.
We offer courses and programs in a variety of fields, with a focus on social and political sciences, Israel and the Middle East, languages, religion, fine and performing arts, business and legal studies, and STEM.
The Real Jerusalem
Live on-campus with international and Israeli students – including a staff of Israeli students who help you navigate life in Jerusalem. This vibrant city will be your second classroom, full of trips and tours.
Apply online to begin your adventure in Jerusalem at the highest-ranked university in Israel.