The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Summer)
Jerusalem is a city packed with intense history and religious significance. People come from all over the world to witness the holy sites that are accessible throughout the city. Both modern and historic, you will have the opportunity to engage with many different global perspectives, all within the city limits. With vibrant marketplaces, and a modern downtown, Jerusalem has it all!
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers easy access to the city, as well as countless opportunities to engage with the student population. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides in-depth education both inside and outside of the classroom through a diverse set of lectures, cultural and religious organizations, as well as networking conferences.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Rothberg International School offers several short-term programs during the summer. Summer options* include:
Intensive Language Courses
- Jerusalem Ulpan
Summer Courses (Taught in English)
- Transboundary Water Cooperation
- The Emergence of the Modern State of Israel
- History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
- Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice: Israel as a Case Study
- The Body in Jewish Thought
- Between Hamas & ISIS: Radical Islamic Movements in a Changing Middle East
- Understanding Identities: Immigration & Cultural Diversity from the Israeli Experience
- Uncovering Jerusalem: A Historical & Archaeological Survey
- Collective Memory & Cultural Myths in Contemporary Israel
- The Politics of Planning in Multicultural Cities: The Case of Jerusalem
*Courses are subject to change.
The course information can be shared with your academic advisor/department to determine the course equivalencies at your home university.
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
Student housing complexes are located on Mount Scopus, overlooking Jerusalem, and are within walking distance of the university. From this location, you can take advantage of being close to the university while experiencing city life.
If you choose to live on campus, you will most likely be housed in the in the Student Village complex. Each single occupancy bedroom is in an air-conditioned suite. Each bedroom contains a bed, desk, chair, and closet. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared. The Scopus Student Village housing complex has free Wi-Fi in all of its apartments. Take a virtual tour of the student village.
If rooms are unavailable in the Scopus Student Village, you will be housed in one of the other university housing facilities. RIS administration reserves all rights to make final housing decisions.
Kitchens have stove burners and refrigerators, so you can prepare light meals and snacks.
There is no meal plan for this program. You may choose to purchase meals in the cafeteria, cook, or eat out at local restaurants. There are moderately priced kosher cafeterias, snack bars, and small supermarkets located in or near each student housing complex.
Estimate of Costs
The Summer 2019 Estimate of Costs is forthcoming.
Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.
ONLY SUNY STUDENTS MAY APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM. ALL SUNY APPLICANTS MUST APPLY THROUGH UALBANY IN ORDER TO RECEIVE SUNY CREDIT FOR THIS PROGRAM.
Juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores in all majors with at least a 3.0 GPA are welcome to apply. If you have a lower GPA, you should consult with the study abroad program coordinator.
If you are interested in apply to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, you should follow two steps:
1) Click “Apply Now” at the top of this page in order to access the UAlbany application materials.
2) Apply directly to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem for admission, following their procedures and observing their deadlines, and inform the University at Albany when they have been accepted. Please do not send The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s application paperwork to the University at Albany.
There are several optional short trips and weekend trips offered at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem during the summer. Additional details will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
About the City
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s main campus (Mount Scopus campus) is located in the northeastern part of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is located between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world.
In Jerusalem, you can enjoy vibrant architecture, food, and street life while walking through the historic neighborhoods. Jerusalem has an East meets West feel, and Judaism, Christianity, and Islam thrive.
A valid passport is required to participate in this program. If you are a U.S. citizen, you are required to obtain a visa to enter Israel.
For all other nationalities, please check with your government and the Consulate General of Israel website to determine whether you are required to obtain a visa for this program.
More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
- Summer programs: December
Biblical Hebrew: Elementary Level
06/13/2019 to 07/18/2019
Arabic Immersion Program
06/13/2019 to 07/25/2019
07/01/2019 to 07/25/2019
Transboundary Water Cooperation
06/13/2019 to 06/27/2019
The Emergence of the Modern State of Israel
History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice: Israel as a Case Study
The Body in Jewish Thought
Between Hamas & ISIS: Radical Islamic Movements in a Changing Middle East
Understanding Identities: Immigration & Cultural Diversity from the Israeli Experience
Uncovering Jerusalem: A Historical & Archaeological Survey
Collective Memory & Cultural Myths in Contemporary Israel
The Politics of Planning in Multicultural Cities: The Case of Jerusalem
07/01/2019 to 07/25/2019