Rothberg International School: Study in Israel

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About

Study abroad in Israel at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Established in 1955, the Rothberg International School offers the oldest and largest undergraduate study abroad program in Israel. Those accepted to the program have the opportunity to study in English, earn credits that may be transferred to their home universities, partake in internships, carry out an independent study or take specialization courses in Business Studies and Brain and Behavioral Sciences. Students also develop a proficiency in Hebrew – the program begins with a pre-semester Hebrew instruction course (Ulpan) - and participate in a comprehensive program of extracurricular activities, including tours in Jerusalem and throughout the country.

The program is open for freshman and 2nd to 4th year college or university students who are looking to study in Israel for a semester or a full year.

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  • Academics 8
  • Support 7.5
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9
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Albert
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Semester at Hebrew University

This is a really nice program if you want to continue your studies in a more relaxed way while exploring Jerusalem and Israel/Palestine. They have great programing and really help you find your way around the city. The course offerings are pretty limited if you stick with English, but you will find something that works. Jerusalem is just such a fantastic city and Hebrew University is the best place to be when in Israel.

What would you improve about this program?
They should help people find places to live off-campus because housing on campus is comfortable, but pretty removed from the city.
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davidsg33
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience at Hebrew U

Mt. Scopus is one of the most amazing places in the Middle East. Physically, you on the diving line of the Judean Desert and the Jerusalem Hills. Metaphorically, you are in the Middle of the deepest conflict in the Middle East, amongst history that is important for 3 major world religions. Jerusalem is a place of many sites, sounds, colors, and smells, each tied to a history that is told differently depending on who you speak with.

The program itself is what you make out of it. There are ample opportunities to explore and meet people of all types. You can immerse yourself in Israeli, Arab, or a multitude of other cultures. The school provides a good base to do this from. You must fight not to get stuck in the group of American kids that just want to drink all the time and smoke hookah (of course we all want to sometimes). Also, all of the professors have opinions on the conflict that they bring into class - diverse opinions. This can turn off some students. Great Hebrew language instruction is available.