The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Summer Program

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Summer Programs

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
  • January 28, 2021

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 evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that other students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request 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 partner institution. This list is a general guideline only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
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: SU-Modern Hebrew-Level Aleph, Beginners
Partner course code: 04900
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-01
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Hebrew Language
Partner course code: Hebrew Lan 48022
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-13
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: A History of Anti-Semitism
Partner course code: HIST 48136
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
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: From Pioneer and Sabra to Contemporary Israeli Identities
Partner course code: Israel Stu 48414
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
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 1st
Title: Introduction to Counter-Terrorism
Partner course code: 48431
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
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: Religion in the Holy Land: Faith's Role in Peace and Conflict
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in the Global Media Age
Partner course code: 48432
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-07-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Israeli Politics
Partner course code: Israel Stu 48630
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Religion and Conflict in the Middle East: A Jewish Perspective
Partner course code: 48635
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-22
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 3rd
Title: Radical Islamic Movements in a Changing Middle East
Partner course code: 48227
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Role of International Law in Formulating Foreign Policy
Partner course code: 48242
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Cybersecurity: Prevention and Regulation of Cyber Threats
Partner course code: 48429
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
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: Challenges of Regional Cooperation
Partner course code: Israel Stu 48369
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2019-09-05
UBC course: RELG 3rd
Title: A History of Jewish Mysticism
Partner course code: 48612
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-26
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Diversity and Coexistence
Partner course code: 48427
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-10
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: Undergraduate Ulpan-Modern Hebrew - Level Aleph
Partner course code: 04930 HEBREW
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22
UBC course: GWST 333
Title: The Body in Jewish Thought
Partner course code: SPCR 48892
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-08
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 311
Title: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Partner course code: SPCR 48499
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-09
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: 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: 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. All prices quoted on the partner's website are in USD.
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. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. 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(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $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

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Go Global Vancouver

Go Global's campus office is closed until further notice. At this time, you can contact Go Global by email, phone or virtually through Zoom.

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone.

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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
  • January 28, 2021