Type of Program: Semester
City: Haifa, Israel
When Offered:Fall or Spring
Cost: See Program Costs page

The University of Haifa is situated at the top of the Carmel Mountains, amidst the Carmel National Forest, with views of the Mediterranean Sea. The University of Haifa is the largest comprehensive research university in northern Israel; a microcosm of Israeli society dedicated to academic excellence and social responsibility. The city of Haifa is Israel's third largest city and is marked by an exciting multiculturalism. 

Students at the International School are able to choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of Contemporary Israel, Middle East Studies, Religious & Jewish Studies, Business, Communications, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Peace & Conflict Studies, Law, and Hebrew and Arabic languages.  Students will integrate into campus life with Israeli students enrolled in many courses and living alongside Israeli students in the campus dormitories. International students also have the opportunity to get involved in the community through various volunteer projects as well as internship placements. Students may complement the semester abroad by participating in an optional Hebrew Language Ulpan in summer or winter. For more detailed descriptions, please view the University of Haifa brochure, visit the University of Haifa website, or check out this amazing video capturing the spirit of campus.

2015 Academic Dates

Spring 2014:  February 22 through June 6
Fall 2013: mid-October through early January


Eligibility and Prerequisites: 

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence.  Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. 

Spring 2015

Fall 2015

September 26, 2014: Application and $500 deposit due

February 27, 2015: Application and $500 deposit due

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the application deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.