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Overview of Study Abroad Programs in Israel

Our study abroad program in Israel is currently on hold due to conflict in the region.

Studying abroad in Israel offers a unique blend of advanced education and rich cultural experiences. Renowned universities offer diverse programs, from humanities to STEM fields, fostering interdisciplinary learning and innovation.

Beyond the classroom, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Israel’s rich cultural heritage, explore historic sites such as Jerusalem’s Old City and the Dead Sea, and engage in lively discussions about politics, religion, and society. The chance to interact with a diverse community of students, both local and international, encourages cross-cultural exchange and broadens global perspectives. Whether participating in archaeological digs, collaborating on groundbreaking research, or experiencing the bustling energy of Tel Aviv, studying abroad in Israel provides a multifaceted and intellectually stimulating journey that leaves a lasting impact on both academic and personal development.

WHY STUDY IN ISRAEL

Israel’s rich history and cultural diversity provide a unique backdrop for international students. Studying in Israel promises personal growth, intellectual stimulation, and a chance to be part of a global community of learners. Whether you’re drawn to history, innovation, or diverse perspectives, studying abroad in Israel offers a transformative experience that bridges education, culture, and personal development. Israel’s vibrant tech scene and entrepreneurial spirit offer unparalleled opportunities for career development, making it an ideal destination for those seeking an enriching and impactful study abroad experience.

Ultimately, the combination of historical depth, vibrant culture, innovation, and multicultural interactions makes studying abroad in Israel an unparalleled experience.

HIGHLIGHTS OF STUDYING IN ISRAEL

Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Israel:

  • Studying abroad in Israel offers access to world-renowned universities and research institutions, recognized for their academic rigor across diverse fields.
  • International students have the chance to immerse themselves in a vibrant society that celebrates tradition alongside innovation.
  • Israel is known as the “Startup Nation” due to its thriving tech ecosystem and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Israel’s multicultural society offers students the chance to engage with people from diverse backgrounds, fostering cross-cultural understanding and lifelong connections.

Our Israel Study Abroad Programs

Currently, we are not running our Israel programs due to the conflict in the region. We encourage you to browse the opportunities to study in Israel below for future reference. You can also check out our main program finder to continue your study abroad search beyond Israel.

Location

About Haifa

Lying between the verdant slopes of Mount Carmel and the scenic Mediterranean coastline, the port city of Haifa is the third largest in Israel. The Hanging Gardens of Haifa, a breathtaking complex of garden terraces created by the Bahá’í Faith on the slopes of Mount Carmel, overlook Haifa Bay. Catch a cable car down to the Bat Galim promenade and indulge in Haifa’s glorious beach life.

When you’ve had your fill of the sun, World Endeavors study abroad programs in Haifa will give you access to the top-ranked university in the Middle East, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the University of Haifa as well as the largest K-12 school in Israel. Build connections with globally-ranked experts in whichever field you choose to study. Your study experience in Haifa will stay with you.

Dates & costs

Our study abroad programs dates vary based on the particular university you’ll be placed in and the costs vary based on how long you intend to study as well as what your course load will be.

To learn more about the costs and dates available, please select an individual study abroad program from the list above, or Request a Call and one of our team members will get in contact with you.

Semester Study in Israel (University of Haifa)| $12,170

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors study abroad participants should be 18 years or older (in most cases).
  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • Must have completed high school (or equivalent)
  • While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status.

See individual study abroad program pages for more details, or contact a World Endeavors advisor.

Housing

International students live in spacious apartments on the university campus. Each student has their own bedroom with an en suite bathroom and access to a shared kitchen, living space, and self-service laundry facilities. Campus dorms house both Israeli and international students, allowing World Endeavors participants to integrate with Israeli culture and build relationships with local students.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN ISRAEL

In your spare time in Israel, there are numerous activities and experiences to enjoy. Here are some suggestions:

  • Explore Historic Sites: Visit iconic sites like the Western Wall and the Old City of Jerusalem, the ancient port city of Jaffa, and the archaeological ruins of Masada.
  • Visit Vibrant Markets: Explore bustling markets like Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem and Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, sampling local foods, spices, and handicrafts.
  • Experience the Dead Sea: Float in the unique waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of its mineral-rich mud.
  • Sample Israeli Cuisine: Indulge in a variety of dishes like falafel, hummus, shawarma, and freshly baked pita bread.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

SEARCH

Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.

ACADEMIC CREDIT INFORMATION

Recent Testimonials

JillianStudy in France

I realized once I got back that I learned more than I thought I did—not that I didn’t think I learned a lot, already. Three of my goals were to make more international friends (check), amp up my French comprehension (check), and expand my worldview (check).

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.”

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as the delicious colors and flavors of Thailand, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.”

HeatherStudy in England

It was amazing to be able to say I traveled to six countries in one semester.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

Israel FAQs

When was Israel founded?

Israel was officially founded on May 14, 1948, when David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared the establishment of the state of Israel, marking the end of British rule in the region and the culmination of efforts to establish a Jewish homeland.

Is Israel safe?

Israel can be safe for travelers, but its complex security requires vigilance. Follow local guidance, stay informed through reliable sources, and heed travel advisories.

What is the capital of Israel?

The capital of Israel is Jerusalem.

How big is Israel?

Israel covers an area of approximately 20,770 square kilometers (8,020 square miles).

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Our Top Study Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to study and explore like never before!