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  • Locations: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
02/04/2020 06/09/2020
Year 2020-2021 03/02/2020
Fall 2020 03/02/2020
09/01/2020 12/24/2020

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Hebrew, History, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Hebrew Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment
Click here for a definition of this term Features: Excursions, Mini-Sessions, and Field Trips, Weekly Activities Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Kate Dawson
Program Description:
Hosted by Hebrew University

Academic Focus:
Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Hebrew language, Religion, History, Political Science, and International Studies, Archaeology, Literature, Philosophy, Communications, and Sociology.

Approximate Dates:
Fall: early August to early January (includes pre-term Ulpan course prior to the start of the regular academic semester)
Spring: late January to early June (includes pre-term Ulpan course prior to the start of the regular academic semester)

Eligibility Requirements:
Minimum GPA of 3.0 and good academic standing. Emory College Study Abroad strongly recommends that students take one course in Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Hebrew language, and/or other relevant topics prior to studying abroad in Israel.

Emory students enroll in the pre-term Ulpan (intensive Hebrew course) for 8 weeks prior to the start of the regular academic term. During the regular academic term, students enroll in one Hebrew language course and 4 elective courses of choice (taught in English). Arabic courses are also possible.

Students earn a total of 19 credits for the semester in Israel (4 credits for Ulpan, 3 credits for Hebrew language taught in regular academic term, 3 credits for each elective course). Students with sufficient knowledge of Hebrew are encouraged to attend departmental Hebrew University classes, and choose from a broad selection of courses in the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. Students may also participant in an advanced seminar, internship, and/or independent research pending faculty approval.

For a list of course offerings, please visit the following website:
Hebrew University Course Offerings

Credit and Grade Translation - Hebrew Univ

Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this blanket approved list: Blanket Approval List.

Living Arrangements:
The Mount Scopus Dorms complex, a short walk away from the university, overlooking the incredible panorama of Jerusalem.  Living in the University dormitories is an important part of the overall experience of studying abroad. It is a great opportunity for students to meet new friends from different cultures - America, Asia, Africa and Europe, as well as an opportunity to share life with Israeli students. Students are usually housed in single rooms.  Students who observe kashruth and are shomrei Shabbat can request to live with other observant students. Student flats have all the basic needs: a bed, table, chair and a wardrobe. You share the kitchen and the bathroom, and together you keep the house clean. While there is no meal plan, dormitory kitchens are equipped with stoves and refrigerators for preparing light meals, snacks or sandwiches.

Moderately priced kosher cafeterias, snack bars and supermarkets can be found in or near each dormitory complex. Other conveniences such as laundry facilities, post office and telephone services are available in the University's dormitory complexes. There are also public telephones throughout the campus. A selected staff of Israeli students (called madrichim), reside in the dormitories to assist students in adjusting to campus life at the Hebrew University. The Hebrew University makes every effort to provide housing for students in its various dormitory complexes. Since the demand for University housing exceeds the supply, student must clearly indicate their housing preference on the application form and submit the dormitory deposit with their application.

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets (Spring, Fall).

Financial Aid / Scholarships:
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs.

Students on this program may be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Liebross-Mendelson Israel Enrichment Fund Award, Maslin Enrichment Fund for Jewish Communal Association Award, Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), NSEP Boren Scholarship, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, Hebrew University Scholarships, MASA Gateway to Long Term Israel Programs.  For more information please click here.

Kate Dawson, Study Abroad Assistant Director,

This program is currently not accepting applications.