Overview

The World Endeavors Study in Israel program takes place at the University of Haifa. Israel is known for its rigorous academic institutions, and the University of Haifa is no exception. As the largest comprehensive research university in northern Israel, the University of Haifa is committed to academic excellence and social responsibility. International students at the University of Haifa have the opportunity to take courses alongside Israeli students in subjects specific to Israel’s culture and history as well as courses relevant to a variety of majors. Internship and volunteer opportunities are also made available to participants, allowing students to truly experience Israel first-hand through community engagement. The city of Haifa itself is the perfect destination to gain an understanding of Israel’s unique culture that harmoniously merges histories and religions. As one of the safest cities in the region, Haifa offers students opportunities to explore the cities religious and historic sites, all while providing beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Looking for courses taught in English but in a truly unique location? The program at the University of Haifa is a great fit for students in a variety of academic disciplines, but who are also looking to learn a bit of Israel’s unique and history past. Participants can choose from courses in common subjects such as Communications, Psychology, and Economics but also explore courses such as Hebrew and Peace & Conflict Resolution.

 

Location

Located between a wide bay on the Mediterranean Sea and the peak of Mount Carmel, the sloping city of Haifa contains an intriguing mix of churches and mosques, historical and modern districts, and mountain and sea. As the third largest city of Israel, this vibrant port city attracts tourists and business from around the world. Students can enjoy the wide array of cultural events hosted here, including the annual Haifa International Film Festival, a portside Jazz and Blues festival, the New Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and a variety of museums. On foot, by subway, or via cable car, students will never tire of the stunning facets Haifa and the surrounding sites of Israel offer to explore.

Experiences

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Academics

ACADEMIC CREDIT
After successful completion of the program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by the University of Haifa. The University of Haifa is a fully-accredited, state recognized Israeli institution of higher learning.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.

 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
Students applying to this program should:
•    Be currently enrolled in a university or college and have completed at least 2 semesters of study
•    Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or equivalent
•    Be fluent in English

 

TYPICAL COURSE LOAD
International students must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester, though, typically, course load is 15-16 credits. Courses are typically 3 to 4 credits each.

 

Housing

International students at the University of Haifa live in spacious apartments on campus. Participants receive their own bedroom with an en suite bathroom and access to shared kitchen, living space, and self-service laundry facilities. The apartment bedrooms are furnished with a bed, desk, linens, and closet space. Campus dorms house both Israeli and international students, allowing World Endeavors participants to integrate with Israeli culture and build relationships with local students.

Dates And Costs


FALL SEMESTER:  October 12, 2016 – January 7, 2017

 – Application deadline: April 1st, 2016

SPRING SEMESTER:  February 21 – June 16, 2017

 – Application deadline: November 1, 2016

Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

 

Program Name Cost
Study In Israel (University Of Haifa) $14,990

 

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
  • Academic transcript from University of Haifa
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support

 

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

  • Round-trip transportation to Haifa
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Refundable housing security deposit
How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.

For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.

Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.

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