About The Program
Jerusalem is an ancient city and sacred spiritual center. Each of the four quarters—Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Armenian—add their own fragrant spice and ancient melodies to Jerusalem’s diversity. Beyond the storied history, Jerusalem is a hub of rapid development. On a plateau between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, you will begin an exciting education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Courses on Jewish society, modern Israel, and peace and conflict will expand your knowledge of the Middle East. After class, coordinated activities like a weekly movie, concerts, and lectures fill out your calendar for the term.
Where you'll study
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) is one of Israel’s leading research institutions. The university believes in multi-disciplinary study and applied use of its academic research within social and industrial spheres. Some of its outstanding developments include a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s patients and a computer-vision crash warning and safety system for cars. Perched atop Mount Scopus, the campus arguably has one of the most spectacular views in Israel. On your way to class each day you can see the old city on one side of campus and the Dead Sea just beyond the epic Judaean Desert on the other side. The campus also features an open-air theater (again with one of the best views in the country) and botanical gardens with a 2,000-year-old cemetery in the center.