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Special Programs

The Department of Summer Courses and Special Programs specializes in developing, implementing and hosting short-term academic programs 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.

 

The following is an overview of the special programs that will be hosted by the Rothberg International School during the 2013-2014 academic year.


Please note: for information on participation in one of our special programs, please contact the program coordinator directly (click on the specific program for contact details).

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Hamline University - Hebrew University Program on Conflict Resolution from Religious Traditions

December 30, 2013 - January 9, 2014

Israel is a religiously, politically and culturally diverse society searching for both traditional and new methods for resolving disputes that arise among individuals and communities. Studying law and conflict resolution in Jerusalem provides a fresh perspective on the interaction of law and religion, and challenges assumptions and beliefs.
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Mishpatim Seminar: Israeli and International Law

January 13 - January 31, 2014

The academic aim of this seminar is to introduce the students to the Israeli legal system, while focusing on current issues at the core of the Israeli legal debate. The course will allow to students to examine key questions related to the identity of the Israeli State, including Jerusalem, the interaction with the Palestinian population in Israel and in the Occupied Territories, and the status of refugees. The course will include several field trips allowing the students to experience first-hand the workings of the Israeli legal system.
Spring Semester Program for Bible Translators

Spring Semester Program for Bible Translators

January 15 - July 6, 2014

A six-month program designed by the Home for Bible Translators and the Hebrew University, specifically for Bible translators. The Spring 2014 program provides a home-like atmosphere wherein knowledge of the Hebrew Bible can be deepened and is open for English speaking translators and consultants who have already acquired basic knowledge of Hebrew.
Jerusalem-Galilee Engineers

Jerusalem-Galilee Engineers

February 9 - June 22, 2014

Innovative program offered by the Hebrew University and ORT Braude College. The semester-long program, conducted in English, is designed for engineering students in their third or fourth year of studies.
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University of Chicago: Jerusalem in Middle Eastern Civilizations

March 26 - June 1, 2014

The University of Chicago's spring-quarter Jerusalem program provides students in the College with an opportunity to study Middle Eastern Civilizations in one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Participants also take a fourth course in “practical” Modern Hebrew or Arabic language at the appropriate level.
University of Toronto - Conflict Resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Spring)

University of Toronto - Conflict Resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Spring)

April 27 - May 8, 2014

This course provides some of the main theories of conflict management and resolution in the field of international relations with special emphasis on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Wayne State University - The Middle East Experience: Israel and the Westbank

Wayne State University - The Middle East Experience: Israel and the Westbank

On Hiatus for 2014

This course will introduce students to the history of the Modern Middle East, and to the socio-cultural dimensions of both the Arabs/Palestinians, and the Israelis in the region for a better understanding of both peoples.
University of Manitoba - Introduction to Israeli Law and Society: Ancient Peoples and Newcomers in the Start-up Nation

University of Manitoba - Introduction to Israeli Law and Society: Ancient Peoples and Newcomers in the Start-up Nation

May 4 - May 23, 2014

This three-week seminar aims to provide Canadian business and law students with an overview of the contemporary Israeli legal system, while enabling them to discover the major social and economic challenges that Israel has grappled with in recent years.
American University - SIS Summer Abroad 2014 - Israel and Palestine Program - Israel: The Intersection of Domestic and Foreign Policy

American University - SIS Summer Abroad 2014 - Israel and Palestine Program - Israel: The Intersection of Domestic and Foreign Policy

June 1 - June 15, 2014

This Program offers students the opportunity to spend significant time living, studying, and working in a region that is experiencing monumental social and political change. Jerusalem, as a religious and political center, serves as base from which the students will gain a well-rounded understanding of the many issues facing Israel and Palestine.
Yale Bulldogs in Israel - Jerusalem

Yale Bulldogs in Israel - Jerusalem

June 1 - July 31, 2014

In this program Yale College coordinates internship positions for students to work in over 20 cities around the globe. Yale undergraduate students have an opportunity to work internationally for nine weeks over the summer. Internships are offered in a variety of career fields, including the arts, politics, global health, technology, community advocacy, finance, journalism, and law.
The Institute for Law and Policy

The Institute for Law and Policy

June 1 - 20, 2014

The Institute for Law and Policy is held in cooperation with the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and the Rothberg International School. The Institute is especially designed for overseas students and attorneys and provides an in-depth analysis of Israel's most important and exciting law and policy challenges. The program will enable participants to engage in discussion, debate and hands-on experiences that will enhance their understanding of the complex issues confronting Israel in international law.
Brooklyn College CUNY - Israel Then and Now: Archaeology, Transformation, and Comparative Cultures

Brooklyn College CUNY - Israel Then and Now: Archaeology, Transformation, and Comparative Cultures

June 8 - July 7, 2014

Fascinating three-week program examining the ancient past through the current events of Israel in the context of the Middle East.
Post-Summit Social Entrepreneurship Course

Post-Summit Social Entrepreneurship Course

June 16 - June 18, 2013

In this intense academic course we will grapple with the challenge of creating social value. We will discuss the similarities and differences between economic entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship and glean lessons from the literature of economic entrepreneurship applicable to the social sector.
Harvard Summer School in Jerusalem

Harvard Summer School in Jerusalem

June 23 - July 31, 2014

The Harvard program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem offers an intensive introduction to both the Jewish world of late antiquity—the period of the emergence of Judaism and Christianity as we know them—and the world of modern Jewish history, especially the chapters dealing with modern Jewish nationalism and the emergence of Israel.
MISTI MIT - Israel Program

MISTI MIT - Israel Program

Summer of 2014

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) connects MIT students and faculty with research and innovation around the world. MISTI works with hundreds of partners in Israel in academia and industry to offer MIT undergrads, grad students and recent alumni tailored internships (3-12 months) and opportunities in every major.
Institute for Education in International Media - The Jerusalem Project

Institute for Education in International Media - The Jerusalem Project

June 24-July 24, 2014

Don't Just See the World...Cover It! Go beyond the headlines and get the real story on Israel in this hands-on, four-week international reporting program in Jerusalem, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. Students will learn how to develop sources, conduct interviews and work with an interpreter and then report on the city around them, publishing their work on a professional-quality website.
MSU Jewish Studies Summer Program

MSU Jewish Studies Summer Program

July 2 - July 31, 2014

This Jewish Studies Program offers students the opportunity to earn eight credits in the arts and humanities or social sciences while living and studying in Jerusalem. The program is designed for students interested in learning first-hand about the history, politics, society, and culture of Israel. Students at other colleges and universities are also welcome to apply through MSU for credits to be transferred to their home institutions.
InnovNation

InnovNation

Summer Program: July 2 - July 31, 2014
Executive Program: August 2 - August 9, 2014

InnovNation is a special program which seeks to expose students, professionals and entrepreneurs from all over the globe to Israel's booming high tech industries and wealth of creativity. This is achieved via courses that combine theoretical know-how with the insights and experience of Israel’s top innovative companies and entrepreneurs.
University of Toronto - Peace & Conflict Studies Summer Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Summer)

University of Toronto - Peace & Conflict Studies Summer Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Summer)

July 3 - July 31, 2014

University of Toronto undergraduate students studying social sciences are welcome to participate in an intensive summer learning experience, incorporating two summer courses in the field of Conflict Studies at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Archaeological Field Summer Schools

Archaeological Field Summer Schools

Qualified volunteers can participate in archaeological excavations throughout Israel and earn Hebrew University credits.
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