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  • Locations: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, Spring, Spring Back-Up
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  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
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  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: No
Language(s): English, Hebrew Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Area Studies
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Local Roommates, Student Residence
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, October
OGE Advisor: Danielle Scugoza Engagement Opportunities: Student Organizations
Program Description:

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Hebrew University:
The Rothberg International School

Jerusalem, Israel



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

Hebrew University is a premier university in Israel and a top university worldwide. Studying at the Rothberg International School, allows you to delve into Middle Eastern studies, Israeli history, politics and society, Hebrew and Arabic language, behavioral sciences, business, and many other topics. A pre-orientation program of intensive Hebrew language, the Ulpan, jump starts your integration into the semester and the local community.


Hebrew University is located in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, known for its abundant historical and holy sites, as well as its prominence as a national and international political center.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: late August to early June
  • Fall: late August to early January
  • Spring: late January to early June

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is English.

Fields of study include: Arabic, Art/Art History, Business, Economics, Environmental Studies, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Literature, Middle Eastern Studies, Neurobiology, Performing Arts, Psychology, Public Policy, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Sustainability, Urban Studies


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 17 credits

You will receive 2 credits for the pre-semester Ulpan language session, and take 15 credits during the regular semester.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

You are required to live in program housing.

You will live in the Scopus Student Village adjacent to the Hebrew University campus, in single rooms in apartment suites. You will eat meals in campus cafeterias, as well as in local eating establishments.

Program Budget

Hebrew University - The Rothberg International School Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

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Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/12/2019 TBA TBA