• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 3.0 cumulative GPA for semester & academic year programs
• 2.5 GPA for summer language programs
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Hebrew and Arabic language, history, international studies, Jewish studies and social sciences.

Classroom Language

Arabic, English, Hebrew


Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year*: Early August – Early June
Fall*: Early August – Early January
Spring*: Mid-January – Early June
Summer (June and July Internship Session): Early June – Late July
Summer (July Language Session): Early July – Late July
Summer (August Language Session): Early August – Late August

*includes required Ulpan

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  3/9/2018
Year 2018-19  3/9/2018
Spring 2018-19  10/19/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Israel, Haifa
University of Haifa

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The University of Haifa, the only university in northern Israel, was founded in 1963 joint auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Haifa Municipality. The university is surrounded by the beautiful Carmel National Park. The university welcomes a diverse student body of more than 18,000 students in six faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences and Science Education, Law, Social Welfare and Health Studies, and Education; and five schools: Business Administration, Social Work, History, Public Health, and Political Sciences.

Participants can choose a summer, semester, year-long program. Students with a high level of Hebrew can directly enroll into the University; otherwise, the International School within the university offers classes in English along with Hebrew and Arabic language courses.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe Israeli perspectives on academic disciplines.
  • Deepen cross-cultural understanding through internships