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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English, Hebrew
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Soph, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Grad Click here for a definition of this term Internship Possible: Yes
Program Length: Semester Language Requirement: No
Credits: 12 or more Affiliated Department or Center: Center for Jewish Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Coordinator: Ramona Washington Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: UWM
Program Description:
Israel
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's first university and a symbol of the cultural rebirth of the Jewish nation in its ancestral homeland.  Founded by such luminaries of the twentieth century as Martin Buber, Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, the University has become a multidisciplinary institution of higher learning and research, and a scientific center of international repute.  Currently, some 23,000 students from different countries and diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds study on the Universities four campuses.

The University opened its first program for international students in 1955 with 22 students.  Today its Rothberg International School (RIS) offers a variety of programs each year to over 1500 students coming from 65 countries.  Classes at the RIS combine academic excellence with the opportunity to live and breathe the subject matter.  The School's wide-ranging academic offerings are complemented by stimulating extracurricular activities, including workshops, seminars and tours around Jerusalem and the rest of Israel.

For more information, visit:  http://overseas.huji.ac.il/


Dates:
Students may attend the Rothberg International School during the fall or spring semester.  Students begin their studies at the RIS with the Summer or Winter Ulpan (intensive Hebrew study program).
  • Fall semester is usually early September to early January (includes the Summer Ulpan).
  • Spring semester is usually mid-January to early June (includes the Winter Ulpan). 
Please refer to the RIS web site for exact dates:
http://overseas.huji.ac.il/ugradcalendar



Program Fee:
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.

The program fee is set by the RIS.  The RIS will invoice UWM for the program cost and this cost will be posted to students' PAWS accounts in addition to CIE administrative fees and mandatory health insurance fees. Please visit the UWM study abroad "Fees & Policies" page for details about program fees. Students should consult the RIS website for latest program cost projections and inclusions and exclusions.



Academic Program:

Undergraduate:
Studies begin with the Summer or Winter Ulpan. Afterwards, students are required to register for a minimum of 15 academic credits per semester. Course offerings include Jewish, Israel and Middle Eastern studies as well as Brain and Behavioral Sciences, and Environmental Studies (4 hours a week, 3 credits each). Literary and Colloquial Arabic are also offered at various levels. Students must select at least one course in Jewish or Israel studies. Modern Hebrew language instruction (8-10 hours a week, 6-7 credits) is required. Students with a sufficient knowledge of Hebrew are exempted from Hebrew language instruction but are required to take at least one course taught in Hebrew. See complete list of courses.


For more information, visit:  http://overseas.huji.ac.il/undergrad

Graduate:

NOTE:  Students must work with their graduate advisor/department to obtain approval to use credits earned through this program toward their graduate degree.

The programs of the Division of Graduate Studies are designed to provide students from abroad, ranging from recent college graduates to students pursuing a master's degree as well as doctoral candidates, with the highest level of academic courses in a select range of scholarly disciplines. The areas covered by the program are precisely those for which the Hebrew University has acquired a reputation for excellence, and where Israel and Jerusalem provide a natural environment for advanced academic work. Degree and non-degree studies are available in Biblical and Jewish Studies, Religion, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Education, Israeli Society and Politics, and Community Leadership and Philanthropy Studies.


For more information, visit:  http://overseas.huji.ac.il/graduate


Housing and Meals:
The student housing complexes on Mount Scopus, overlooking the incredible panorama of Jerusalem, are walking distance from the University. They offer an independent setting appropriate for overseas students. Living in University housing is an important part of the overall experience of studying abroad. RIS students have the opportunity to meet new friends from different cultures and continents – North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe – as well as a chance to share experiences with Israeli students. Students are usually housed in apartments with single bedrooms.

There is no meal plan, but the kitchens are equipped with stove burners and refrigerators for preparing light meals and snacks.  Moderately priced kosher cafeterias and snack bars, as well as small supermarkets, can be found in or near each student housing complex.

For more information, visit:  http://overseas.huji.ac.il/housing 

 
Scholarships and Grants:
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 Session.

Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere. For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage.

We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.



PLEASE NOTE:
Because this is a UWM-approved program and students earn UWM credit, interested students must submit their application through the UWM CIE study abroad office. To avoid duplication, this program provider’s application requirements are incorporated into the CIE study abroad office’s application. Please meet with a study abroad coordinator early in the process to learn more.


Program Fee:
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.

The program fee is set by API.  API will invoice UWM for the program fees and these fees will be posted to students' PAWS accounts in addition to CIE administrative fees and mandatory health insurance fees.  Please visit the UWM study abroad "Fees & Policies" page for details about program fees.  Students should consult the API website for latest program cost projections and inclusions and exclusions.


Scholarships and Grants:
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 Session.

Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere.  For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage.

Are you a Pell Grant recipient? Check out the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.


This program is currently not accepting applications.