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  • Capital of Israel
  • Historic, multi-ethnic city
  • Home of my many sites sacred to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Dates
  • Late January to early June --OR--
  • Early August to early January --OR--
  • Early August to early June
Program Organization
Academic Program
  • Academic year or semester option
  • Intensive Hebrew classes
  • Courses offered in humanities and social sciences taught in English
  • Opportunity to complete an academic internship

Course Load

  • 6-credit Ulpan (intensive Hebrew) in late August-September for academic year students and fall-only** students OR 3-credit Ulpan in February for spring-only students
  • All students are required to take at least 1 Hebrew course and 1 Jewish Studies or Israeli Studies course each semester
  • Academic year students typically earn 6 credits during summer Ulpan, 12-13 credits during fall, and 15-16 credits during spring term.
  • Fall-only** students typically earn 6 credits during summer Ulpan and 12-13 credits during fall term.
  • Spring-only students typically earn 3 credits for winter Ulpan and 12-13 credits during spring term.

**Most years, fall only students cannot return in time for IU spring classes.

Housing
  • Student Village apartments in the French Hill neighborhood with mostly American and/or international students
  • Dormitories on campus with any mix of Americans, Israelis, or others
  • Off-campus apartments in Jerusalem
Additional Program Information
Eligibility
You may apply if you
  • are a student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your third full-time semester of college, and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA,
  • will sign an additional waiver acknowledging assumption of risk given the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.

Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Student Profiles

Toby Lawhon

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Application Deadline

  • Fall 2010 or Academic Year 2010-11: February 1, 2010
  • Spring 2011: September 2010

IU committee screens applications; final approval from Hebrew University.

Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.

Estimated Costs

Spring 2010 Semester Option

  • Fees paid to IU: $640
  • Hebrew University fee: $8,740 (tuition, health insurance, activities package, rented cell phone)
  • Housing: $3,195
  • Meals & personal expenses: $2,000 ($400-$600/month)
  • Course materials and textbooks: $300
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

Academic Year 2010-11 Option

  • Fees paid to IU: $1,245
  • Hebrew University fee: $13,705 (tuition, health insurance, activities package, rented cell phone)
  • Housing: $6,095
  • Meals and personal expenses: $6,000 ($400-$600/month)
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

Airfare, course materials, text books and vacation travel additional.