- Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements.
- Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice (you can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button). If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution.
- Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
- If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
- Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
- UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Summer Program
About the Program
The Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jersulem provides comprehensive course options during the summer that are focused on experiential learning. One featured program is Co-Existence in the Middle East, which offers a unique opportunity to experience the challenges and complexities of coexistence in Israel: the Holy Land for Christians, Jews and Muslims; a key point of interest and dispute for the international community; and the homeland shared and claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians.
Extensive field trips and first-hand interaction with government officials, religious leaders, professional experts, and political and NGO activists enable students to gain exposure to a wide variety of people, narratives and perspectives. Through engaging dialogue, students uncover numerous issues, realities, resolution proposals and peace initiatives, which highlight the human dimension of the conflict and its complexities.
The program focuses on five major types of coexistence:
- The confluence of Western and Middle-Eastern civilizations
- Religious interactions between Christians, Muslims, and Jews
- Israel's international relations with Arab and Muslim countries
- Palestinian-Israeli relations
- Coexistence among individuals, based on "universal" values originating in the Middle East
All topics are analyzed from geopolitical, historical, cultural and religious perspectives.
Further details about The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Summer Programs
Partner InstitutionHebrew University of Jerusalem
Sessions offered in July and August
Area(s) of studyAnthropologyArabic LanguageArchaeologyArtsEconomicsGeographyHebrew LanguageHistoryInternational RelationsPolitical ScienceReligious StudiesSociology
Tuition payable to
- Partner institution
- February 1, 2018
Additional Requirements or Restrictions
Not all summer special programs are suitable for UBC students. Please consult with the Go Global advisor before selecting a program.
Please be aware that travelers from certain countries may not be permitted to enter Israel unless they have a dual Canadian Passport. Please visit the Israel consulate website for more information.
Up to 6 credits. Please note that 1 HJU credit = 1 UBC credit.
Tuition and Fees
You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program.
The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.
A number of external scholarships for Canadians applying to the Rothberg International School are available through the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Please check the partner's website for details.
How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program
Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs
To receive a refund from Go Global, you must withdraw by e-mail to your Go Global advisor by March 30.
You are eligible for a refund of $321.75 if:
- You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
- Go Global cannot match you to a partner university
- The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option
You will receive an $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing before March 30 for reasons other than those stated above.
Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.
Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at International house (Vancouver).
If you’re looking for more information on where you can go, please visit our Resource Library located on the top floor of the International House. Here you can freely browse our collection of material sent from partner universities including international student handbooks, course catalogues and departmental overviews.