University of Haifa
Situated on the crest of the Carmel Mountains with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, and nestled beside the Carmel National Forest, the University of Haifa provides an ideal setting for your International Study Abroad and Graduate Studies experience. The University of Haifa is one of Israel’s leading research universities, and it is dedicated not only to academic excellence but to social responsibility as well. An exciting and inspiring cultural mosaic, the University of Haifa is a microcosm of Israeli society. The diverse student population of 18,000 students is made up of Jews and Muslims, Christians and Baha’i, Druze and Bedouin, new immigrants and native Israelis alike. There is also a growing number of international students from around the world.
Visit the site for more information about UHaifa: http://uhaifa.org/
Fall: October to December
Spring: February to May
A $150 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged at the time of application, to be paid online.
You will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid this fee.
Students will pay a minimum 12 credits of KSU tuition and fees. (Students will be responsible for their own airfare, passport fees, meals, housing, transportation, and any additional charges incurred while on the program.)
The program fee is due by the Payment Deadline of the appropriate semester.
University of Haifa requires students to pay for health insurance per semester (~$230) and a Social Activities fee per semester (~$800). These prices are subject to change per academic year.
For information regarding scholarship opportunities and applying financial aid towards your education abroad program, please see the Education Abroad website here.
Do you meet the eligibility criteria? Apply now!
Students who choose to study at the International School for a semester or year are welcome to enroll in any of the courses offered by the International School. In addition, students may take courses offered in the various departments of the university, assuming the student is sufficiently proficient in Hebrew and fulfills the prerequisites. Courses in the International School are taught in English by faculty from a variety of departments within the University of Haifa.
For a detailed list of the courses offered under different fields at UHaifa visit the course catalog.
Students who study full-time in the International School are welcome to live in the student dormitories on campus. The on-campus dorms are within walking distance to all classes and the International School. The dormitory campus is fully integrated with Israeli students. Individual dorm suites may house both Israeli and/or International students. All apartments in the dorms are single-sex. In your room you will be provided with a bed, desk, closet, and shelves as well as sheets, a blanket and a pillow. The kitchen comes equipped with a refrigerator and two stove-top burners. While dishes, utensils, and other appliances are not provided, most Israeli roommates are happy to share their kitchen supplies with their roommates.
Located in the dormitories complex are self-service laundry rooms and a grocery store. All public spaces in the dormitories have WIFI Internet connections. In addition, there is a "moadon" or "club" with a large-screen television which often hosts parties, workshops, lectures, and other activities. While students are not required to live in the dormitories on campus, it is strongly encouraged. The dormitories allow you the opportunity to meet many Israeli students and have a more complete Israeli experience.
For more detailed information on available housing options visit UHaifa's Accommodation page.
Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Senior Education Abroad Program Coordinator
Safety & Security
The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on Israel, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/IsraeltheWestBankandGaza.html
The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/extended_student/israel?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-leftnav-traveler
EDUCATION ABROAD REFUND POLICY & PROCEDURES
All application fees are non-refundable, except in the case of:
*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program
Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase. Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account. The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.
All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers. Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.
Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar. Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.