Academic Programs in Israel

Israel Institute Fellowships: 2015-2016

Jim Joseph Foundation–‐Israel Institute Summer Internship program

The Israel Institute is launching a summer internship program for college students looking to engage professionally with Israel in North America. The Institute is partnering with a variety of research and cultural institutions in order to create valuable internship opportunities for students who wish to immerse themselves in Israel–‐relevant work. The Israel Institute will match college students and recent graduates with selected think tanks, non–‐profit organizations and cultural institutions in the U.S. and Canada, where they will spend eight weeks during the summer undertaking projects related to Israel. The program provides each intern with a stipend of $4,000 for the full summer. In addition, the Israel Institute covers all transportation costs within North America. Following the program, the interns will become part of the Israel Institute’ network of alumni, granting them access to scholastic programming, opportunities for mentorship and connections in the field.

For Summer 2015, applications were due by  December 31, 2014.

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Steinhardt‐Israel Institute Internship Program

Are you a college senior or recent graduate interested in interning in Israel? In its Steinhardt–‐Israel Institute Internship Program, the Israel Institute partners with leading research organizations in Israel to provide unique internship opportunities for exceptional young graduates. In the past, interns have been placed at think tanks such as the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), the Reut Institute, the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies, the Moshe Dayan Center and the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. The program provides each intern with a stipend of $2,000 per month for twelve consecutive months. In addition, the Israel Institute covers airfare expenses for travel to and from Israel. Following the conclusion of the program, the intern cohort will be expected to become integral parts of the Israel Institute’s alumni network, attending Institute sponsored events, submitting essays for Institute publications, participating in ongoing programming and mentoring future interns.

For academic year 2015-2016, applications were due by  December 31, 2014.

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Semester and Year-Long Programs Through UC Berkeley

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) offers an interdisciplinary program comprising of Hebrew language, Jewish studies, Israel or Middle East studies, and courses in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

For more information:
University of California Education Abroad Program

The Hebrew University Rothberg International School


Other Semester and Year-Long Programs

Tel Aviv University School for Overseas Students: Tel Aviv University offers a rich variety of exciting courses in the fields of International Relations, Social Sciences, Arts, Environmental Studies, History, Religion, Business and more. International students may enroll in TAU’s semester or year-long study abroad program either independently or through their home school.

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Tel Aviv University School for Overseas Students

Tel Aviv University-Porter School of Environmental Studies: The Porter School of Environmental Studies offers an International MA Program in Environmental Studies, a one-year program taught in English that focuses on Israel’s unique geographic and geopolitical setting, as well as an intensive Summer Institute.

For more information:
The Porter School of Environmental Studies International MA Program

The Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program, Ben-Gurion University: The Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Program offers a variety of English-taught courses in Jewish and Israel studies, political science, history, anthropology, Arabic, arts and literature, global health, and ecology, as well as a mandatory Hebrew language course. Coursework may be complemented by internships, independent study and volunteer opportunities.

For more information:
     –The Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program 

The Israel Experience Program at Bar Ilan University: Bar-Ilan University’s One Year Program, in conjunction with The Israel Experience, offers a fusion of Jewish heritage education with academic studies and exploration of the Land of Israel.

For more information:
     –Israel Experience at Bar Ilan University   

The University of Haifa International School: The University of Haifa International School offers a wide variety of courses, as well as specialty programs including the Internship Program, the Honors Psychology Program and the Honors Peace & Conflict Studies Program.

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     –University of Haifa International School 

Honors Peace and Conflict Studies Program  

Technion Israel Institute of Technology, International School of Engineering: The Freshman Year of Engineering and Science is suited for those students interested in engineering and science, who wish to spend meaningful time in Israel. Students can also take courses in Hebrew language, Middle Eastern history and Jewish studies.

For more information:
     –International School of Engineering

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies: Students at the Arava Institute explore a range of environmental issues from an exceptional trans-boundary and interdisciplinary perspective. Under the guidance of leading environmental professionals and researchers, students maintain a full course-load in environmental studies including environmental ethics, policy, ecology, water management in the Middle East and sustainable agriculture. All students participate in a weekly Peace-building and Environmental Leadership Seminar. There are semester-long, year-long, and summer programs.

For more information:
The Arava Institute


Summer Programs:

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Coexistence in the Middle
East- Intercultural Academic Field Program

This intercultural academic field program in Israel, Coexistance in the Middle East (CME), runs from July 8- August 2015 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Through an extensive series of field trips and encounters, CME offers a unique, hands-on opportunity to engage different national, religious, and ideological groups and learn first-hand about the challenges and complexities of coexistence in Israel, a crossroads of humanity.

For more information:
-Coexistence in the Middle East- Intercultural Academic Field Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem