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Support for Summer & Short-Term Programs

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Welcome to Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School!

Here’s a look at life during our summer and special programs.


Here at the Office of Student Life, we’ve arranged for an Israeli madrich (student life staff member) to live in the dorms and assist you in getting the most out of life at Hebrew University. We are here to provide you with the ultimate summer & short-term programs experience! We arrange trips, activities, and social events that enhance your time at HebrewU from a social and cultural perspective. Your madrich will join you for these events, giving you an insider's view and helping you along the way.

In addition to organizing fun and memorable experiences, we will also help you get used to life in Israel and on the Hebrew University campus, so don’t hesitate to ask your madrich about transportation, food, events – anything at all! The madrich is a student at Hebrew University too, so please say “shalom” between classes, in the dorms, and around Jerusalem. Contact your madrich now!


We enjoy working hard to offer you a wide variety of events to complement your academic experience.

Weekend Trips

Our optional weekend trips will take you all over Israel, from north to south, showing you the country the best way possible – on your feet! We will hike through the country, experiencing the diverse terrain and beautiful views Israel has to offer.

Short Trips

Our shorter trips are also optional. They vary from visits to a boutique cider factory and an Israeli Defense Forces base to tours of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) and the Jerusalem Start-Up Hub!


Check our current calendar of optional activities. An email list of special events and activities, both on- and off-campus, will go out to you every week. These emails are specific to your program, so you can be assured that they will complement your studies in a unique way.


Once a week, the Office of Student Life (OSL) offers evening events on Israeli society, which will help you become familiar with the different cultures, foods, people, and opinions we have in Israel! Previous programs have included visits from high-level experts such as members of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) and an Israeli Defense Forces media and PR representative, as well as volunteers from a Modern Orthodox LGBTQ group. Like the OSL at Hebrew University’s page on Facebook!

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    Madrichim Office

    Boyar Building Room 402

    Madrich On-Call 

    Available for emergencies during weekends and vacations at +972 54 882 0217.

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