University of Haifa International School

University of Haifa International School

About

While you study at the International School, we will make every effort possible to integrate you completely into campus life. Israeli students will be enrolled in many courses you choose to take and you will also live alongside Israeli students in the campus dormitories. Students from more than 40 countries around the world come to study at the University of Haifa International School in programs that are unique in their integrated approach towards the international student. The university is an inspiring cultural mosaic, with a harmonious population of diverse cultures and students. Students can choose to study from a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of Arabic Language and Culture, Archaeology, Business, Communications, Economics, Hebrew, History, International Relations, Law, Literature, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Political Science. We also offer the opportunity to integrate career-related internships for international students during their time here.

Website
uhaifa.org
Founded
1983

Reviews

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Steven
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

ULPAN at University of Haifa

Taking the Winter ULPAN at the University of Haifa was easily the best decision I made for the semester. Being able to learn the language for an entire month without the distractions of other classes was super beneficial, and for some reason the professors who teach the courses teach the course in a way where you learn what you need to survive in Israel, unlike many language courses I’ve taken. Additionally, the professors and administrators are always available for help and really try to get you to learn the language as quickly as possible. I’m not sure if my experience in Israel would have been the same if I didn’t learn Hebrew through ULPAN. Overall, I would highly recommend taking the ULPAN at the University of Haifa. Great value and very effective!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Having to learn an entirely new alphabet in both the written and script forms. Once you get the hang of it though it is very simple!
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Bethany
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad

There is an interesting variety of courses offered, including topics like Arab-Israeli Relations, Contemporary Arb Thought & Culture, and Israeli Literature. The classes are somewhat rigorous, but the workload is very manageable and does not require too much time studying as opposed to exploring around Israel. The staff and professors are all very nice and ready to help with any issues, or just to chat and give tips about life in Israel.
Students are able to live in on-campus dorms in either single or double rooms, in suites with a kitchen, as there is no meal plan or dining hall. The dorms are like any other typical college dorm room.
The trips organized by the International School are excellent opportunities to see Israeli sites with a great tour guide, without requiring students to spend a bunch of money to do so.
The only downside to the university is that it is perched on top of a mountain, so students have to take the bus to get anywhere off campus (markets, restaurants, the beach, etc.)

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Bethany
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Hebrew Ulpan

The Hebrew Ulpan is intensive in both time & content covered, but is worth it in the end.
The course was fast-paced, but was easy to keep up with if one dedicates the time and effort to do so. The professors had high expectations for students, but were very patient and willing to slow down to explain something, or stay after class to provide extra help. The class sizes were small (no more than 15 students,) so it was easy to build relationships with professors and get the help and practice necessary to confidently build Hebrew skills.
The social activities and tours of different sites across Israel were an excellent addition to the program, providing opportunities to have fun and easily get out and see different parts of Israel with an organized tour, and sometime practice Hebrew. During the Ulpan, we were able to travel to places such as Tel Aviv, Nazareth & the Galilee, Akko, and others. They were fun outings that allowed us to also see and understand Israel more.
By the end of the Hebrew Ulpan program, I was able to use Hebrew to conduct basic conversations and tasks in Hebrew, and understand what was going on when venturing around Israel.

Programs

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