We offer a number of short-term courses in December and January, which are open to those who need a break from the cold winter climates of the North, as well as students from the South who are on summer break. You can take these two- to three-week courses for credit, and experience Israel on the ground and at its greenest.
This program offers you a unique opportunity to understand the challenges and complexities of coexistence in Israel: the Holy Land for Christians, Jews, and Muslims; a key point of interest and dispute for the international community; and the homeland shared and claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians. Through extensive field trips and firsthand interaction with leading representatives of different disciplines, you’ll gain exposure to a wide variety of people, narratives, and perspectives. The program includes three separate courses that you can choose from.
Israel is a diverse society – religiously, politically, and culturally. This blend of cultures inspires a search for both traditional and novel ways of resolving disputes between individuals and communities. As a participant in this program, you’ll be introduced to law and conflict resolution in Jerusalem, provided with a fresh perspective on the interaction of law and religion, and challenged to re-examine your assumptions and beliefs.
This course introduces students to the Israeli legal system, while focusing on current issues at the core of the Israeli legal debate. As a participant, you’ll examine key issues related to the identity of the Israeli state – including Jerusalem, interaction with the Palestinian population in Israel and in the Occupied Territories, and the status of refugees. You’ll learn both in an academic environment and via several field trips, allowing you to experience firsthand the workings of the Israeli legal system.
The Bible remains the best-selling book of all time and a source of inspiration, devotion, and history. But how does it stack up against the archaeological record? This course uncovers the rich history of Israel and the ancient Near East, from settlement in Canaan to the conquest of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, with a fascinating mix of lectures and field trips.
InnovNation provides students, entrepreneurs, and professionals behind-the-scenes access to the high-tech industry and entrepreneurial ecosystem of Israel – a country world-renowned as the Start-Up Nation. As a participant in this course, you’ll learn practical strategies, models, and tools from the the experience and insights of Israel’s top innovative companies and entrepreneurs and take an up-close look at disruptive technologies that are shaping tomorrow’s world.
The Winter Ulpan is an intensive Hebrew language course held before the spring semester begins. However, you may take the Winter Ulpan even if you are not staying for the spring semester. You will learn from daily, expert classroom instruction enhanced with field trips, cultural activities, and guest lectures. Please note that within this short ulpan, it is not possible to complete an entire level of Hebrew.
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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.
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