Semester Study Abroad in Jerusalem
While studying in Jerusalem, students have the unique opportunity to enroll in coursework at the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University, an Israeli institution in Jerusalem; Bethlehem University, a Palestinian Catholic institution located in the West Bank; as well as have the opportunity to enroll in Arabic or Hebrew language courses.
Jerusalem Summer Program
Students enroll in a three-credit course taught on site by the academic director. The course content is enriched by a wide variety of excursions, allowing students to experience the depth and complexity of life in Jerusalem as a site of religious, historical and political significance. Students are challenged to deepen their worldview through engagement with a wide variety of perspectives, and have the unique opportunity to visit local NGO's, meet with political and religious leaders, and traverse much of the Holy Land.
The Jerusalem Global Gateway offers language courses tailored to the needs of individual students and adult learners.
Arabic Language Courses
Our spoken Arabic course offerings allow participants to learn the local Palestinian dialect, focusing on the knowledge participants need for work and social situations. In addition to small group learning, students receive regular 1:1 tutorials with an Arabic instructor. A Hebrew course is also available upon request. Language study can currently be completed in-person or virtually via Zoom for all students.
The Arabi Weekend program is a year-long (weekend) Arabic language program to match the needs of those with busy schedules and are keen to learn the language and have a nuanced understanding of the local Arabic culture. Arabi Weekend is for non-native speakers who have no background in Arabic and are limited with time during the week (classes are only on weekends Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon).
Many of our programs have a residential component. Please see our Accommodations page for more information on the facility and housing options available, including our International Student Community.