Israel Study Abroad Program in Jerusalem
About The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Summer Program
Shalom and welcome to IFSA-Butler's summer program at the Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (RIS). Hebrew University is one of the Middle East's most prestigious universities, and it's located on Mount Scopus in the ancient, intriguing city of Jerusalem. Few other locations can rival this program for an amazing study abroad experience.
What The Hebrew University of Jerusalem summer program has to offer
What courses can I take?
Can I take courses in both tracks?
Are there any required courses?
What Summer Electives subjects are available?
Click here to view a brief description for each course.
What courses am I eligible to take?
What if I need to take a required course?
Course RestrictionsAll courses are offered within Hebrew University's Rothberg International School (RIS). Enrollment in any course is subject to available space, as well as the satisfaction of prerequisites.
How many courses am I able to take?
How many total credits will I earn?
What are the registration conditions?
You should also be aware that you may be charged additional fees by your home institution take or process additional credits. Taking less than a full course load may jeopardize your student status and result in personal academic repercussions and/or loss of financial aid.
The Study Preference form is your registration form. You will be registered and will be taking the study option you select. If you select the summer electives track, you will be registered for the courses you indicate unless a course is full/closed. In that case, your program advisor will be in touch with you to select alternative courses.
What do I need to know about exams?
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
Housing OptionsWhat are my housing options?
Students at Hebrew University live in the Scopus Student Village, located on Mount Scopus and a short walking distance from campus. Living in the student village not only offers an independent setting but also is an important part of the study abroad experience. You will have the chance to make new friends from all over the world, as well as share experiences with Israeli students. Live in the student village includes the following features:
What is living in Jerusalem like?
All accommodations are self-catering. No meal plans are available, though numerous student-friendly cafeterias and restaurants are available on and near campus.
Is my housing included in the program fee?
Please keep in mind that while IFSA-Butler guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee your preferences.
Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
Is Internet available?
Do I need to bring my own bed linen and kitchen utensils?
Living and Studying Abroad in Jerusalem, Israel
Dates & Fees
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Once you are abroad, please verify the program end date with the department(s) in which you are studying. Ending dates may vary from department to department, and you will be expected to complete all course obligations prior to your departure. Program housing is available only until the program end date.
Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
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Summer Payment Due: May 15
Program Fee Bills
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Meet Your IFSA-Butler Team
IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in Israel:
A Wisconsin native, Program Advisor Kerry Springer has travelled and lived all over Asia, including studying abroad in Varanasi, teaching in Chennai, and carrying out fieldwork research in Pondicherry. Kerry holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, as well as a master’s degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. A foreign language enthusiast, she has both strong cross-cultural communication skills and first-hand insight into foreign educational systems, homestays, and student life abroad. Kerry looks forward to drawing on her own experiences in India to help IFSA-Butler and Alliance students make the most out of their endeavors across the Middle East and Asia.
Student Accounts Coordinator Becki Niccum assists with the financial side of study abroad and processes payments and invoices. Becki can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 3077.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.
Once abroad, our students are in the capable hands of our Israel staff, including Manager of Student Services Monica Wasserbach. Click here to read more about Monica.