The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Summer Programs

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 Eastwhich 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. All topics are analyzed from geopolitical, historical, cultural and religious perspectives.  

Another program is the InnovNation Summer which offers 2 courses for students with an interest in entrepreneurship. Israel is known as the “Start-up Nation”, and has the most start-ups outside of America’s Silicon Valley. The summer program curriculum includes site visits to Israel’s leading innovative companies and research institutes, and guest speeches from prominent entrepreneurs, investors, and technology experts.

Further details about The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Summer Programs

Program Dates

Sessions offered in July and August

Country
  • Israel
Area(s) of study
AnthropologyArabic LanguageArchaeologyArtsCommerceEconomicsEngineeringGeographyHebrew LanguageHistoryInternational RelationsManagementPolitical ScienceReligious StudiesScienceSociology
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • 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.

For some courses, prior knowledge of the subject area is necessary. Please refer to the partner's website for any additional requirements

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. 

Course Credits

Up to 6 credits. Please note that 1 HJU credit = 1 UBC credit.

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

* Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Jerusalem’s Architectural Heritage: A Tale of a City and Its Buildings
Partner course code: 48676
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-28
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Hebrew: Aleph, Intermediate Level
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-21
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: September Undergraduate Ulpan: Level Aleph
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-21
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Hebrew: Bet, Lower Intermediate Level, Part II
Partner course code: 48005
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-26
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Colloquial Arabic- I (Beginners)
Partner course code: ARBC 48233
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-06
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Hebrew: Bet, Lower Intermediate Level, Part I
Partner course code: 49003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-09
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Undergraduate Ulpan-Modern Hebrew - Level Aleph Intermediate
Partner course code: 04931
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-09
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Hebrew Language
Partner course code: Hebrew Lan 48022
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-13
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Winter Ulpan: Modern Hebrew - Level Gimel, Upper Intermediate, Part I
Partner course code: HEBREW 04892
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Modern Hebrew: Gimel, Upper Intermediate Level, Part II
Partner course code: HEBREW 48008
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Breakthrough Technologies: Shaping the Future
Partner course code: SPEC 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-11
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: The Politics of Planning in Multicultural Cities: The Case of Jerusalem
Partner course code: 48882
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-25
UBC course: GEOG 4th
Title: Challenges of Regional Cooperation
Partner course code: Israel Stu 48369
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Histories and Narratives
Partner course code: ME 48197
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Perspectives on Islam: Religion, History, and Culture
Partner course code: 48407
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-30
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Foreign Policy of Israel
Partner course code: 48201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-03-11
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: The Palestinians: Modern History and Society
Partner course code: 48278
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: HIST 4th
Title: The Palestinians: Modern History and Society
Partner course code: HIST 48278
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Introduction to Philosophy Through Film
Partner course code: 48641
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Narratives and Realities: Inside the Israeli Palestinian Conflict
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Jerusalem and the Holy Places: Legal and Historical Aspects
Partner course code: 48240
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Human Rights in Israel
Partner course code: 48248
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Israel and the New Middle East: An Interactive Post-Arab-Spring View
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: RELIGION IN THE HOLY LAND: ROLE OF FAITH IN PEACE AND CONFLICT
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice: Israel as a Case Study
Partner course code: SPCR 202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
UBC course: POLI 420
Title: Between Washington and Jerusalem: Seventy Years of Israel-American Relations
Partner course code: 48200
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 422
Title: Israel's Economy in the Global Context
Partner course code: 48741
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Negotiating Middle East Peace
Partner course code: 48192
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-13
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND REALITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Partner course code: 48371
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-05
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Issues in Israeli Society
Partner course code: 48203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Issues in Israeli Society
Partner course code: 48203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: SOCI 4th
Title: Women and Gender in Jewish Society
Partner course code: UGGS 3010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-21
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Start Ups and Innovation – The Israeli Model
Partner course code: SPEC 202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-11
UBC Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Undergraduate Ulpan-Modern Hebrew - Level Aleph
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-10
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Modern Hebrew: Aleph, Intermediate Level
Partner course code: 48001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-10
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Archaeology of Jerusalem
Partner course code: ARTS 48171
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-12
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Undergraduate Ulpan-Modern Hebrew - Level Aleph
Partner course code: 04930 HEBREW
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: The History of the Modern State of Israel
Partner course code: HIST 48221
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-11
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: From Jewish Jesus to Christianity
Partner course code: HIST 48238
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-11
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The Palestinians: Modern History and Society
Partner course code: 48278
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-16
UBC course: POLI 366
Title: Israel's Economy in the Global Context
Partner course code: 48741
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Foreign Policy of Israel
Partner course code: POLI 48201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Radical Islamic Movements in a Changing Middle East
Partner course code: 48227
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-06
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Human Rights in Israel
Partner course code: POLI 48248
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Cybersecurity: Prevention and Regulation of Cyber Threats
Partner course code: 48429
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Introduction to Counter Terrorism
Partner course code: 48431
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Israeli Politics
Partner course code: 48630
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-12
UBC course: POLI 435
Title: Media and Nationalism from an Israeli Perspective
Partner course code: 48326
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
UBC course: POLI 472
Title: The Nuclear Challenge and International Security
Partner course code: 48426
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
UBC course: SOCI 463
Title: Diversity and Coexistence
Partner course code: 48427
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10

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

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  4. 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:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

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.

Advising Hours

Advising hours

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 the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Program Dates

Sessions offered in July and August

Country
  • Israel
Area(s) of study
AnthropologyArabic LanguageArchaeologyArtsCommerceEconomicsEngineeringGeographyHebrew LanguageHistoryInternational RelationsManagementPolitical ScienceReligious StudiesScienceSociology
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018