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  • Locations: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Host Institution Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
  • Restrictions: LMU applicants only
  • Program Costs: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start/Arrival Date End/Departure Date
Fall 2019 03/02/2019
03/26/2019 10/23/2019 01/06/2020

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Application Fee: $100 Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid Applicability: All Financial Aid (Institutional, Federal and State)
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 3.00
Housing Option(s): Student Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: LMU Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad 101 Info Session Required: Yes Study Abroad Advisor: Lisa Reid
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Advising Meeting Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Archeology, Art, Biology, Business, Dance, Economics, Film & Television, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Music, Psychology, Theological Studies
Program Description:


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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites international students from around the world to come to Israel to take advantage of a wide range of superb, first-class study programs offered at its Rothberg International School.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a multidisciplinary institution of higher learning and research, and a scientific center of international repute. Ranked among the world’s leading universities, at the Hebrew University students of all backgrounds receive a university education where excellence is emphasized. Its faculty and alumni have been awarded numerous national and international prizes, including the Nobel Prize.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem opened its first program for international students in 1955 with 22 American students. Since then, the programs for students from abroad have been steadily expanded and the number of courses offered greatly increased.

Today its Rothberg International School attracts more than 2000 students annually, from over 65 countries around the globe.
From the hilltop of the Mount Scopus campus, the incredible panorama of Jerusalem unfolds. In the Talmud it says: "Of the ten measures of beauty allotted to the world, nine were given to Jerusalem." Medieval maps show Jerusalem as the heart of the world. Astonishingly, it remains there: the seam line where West meets East, the First World faces the Third World, and where Judaism, Christianity, and Islam join and intercross.

The vibrant Mount Scopus campus offers ample opportunities outside the classroom for international students to interact with one another and to encounter their Israeli peers. Students can take advantage of stimulating lectures and seminars; diverse social, cultural and religious activities; invigorating athletic and recreational pursuits, and so much more.

The Rothberg International School is the international study center of the Hebrew University with courses designed to open your mind to new areas of knowledge and inquiry.

In the context of the age-old city of Jerusalem, The Rothberg International School (RIS) is offering many new courses and programs for college students. Students can choose to spend a semester or year at RIS taking courses taught in English or in Hebrew and learn Hebrew and Arabic while joining fellow students in excursions around the city.

While the school is in Israel, the office is in New York, and they’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. The website is and their toll free number is (800) 404-8622.

Established in 1955, the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers the oldest and largest undergraduate study abroad program in Israel. Those accepted to one of the division’s many international study abroad programs have the opportunity to study in English at Israel's top university and earn credits that may be transferred to their home universities. Students also develop a proficiency in Hebrew and participate in a comprehensive program of extracurricular activities, including tours in Jerusalem and throughout the country.
The university’s undergraduate study abroad programs are specially designed for university and college students looking for a short-term study abroad education. In addition to the large variety of courses in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, special study tracks and programs are available in Business (not AACSB accredited), Psychology, Dance, Music, Art, Film, Journalism and Bioengineering.
Consistently ranked as one of the Top 100 universities in the world, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers world-class education for university and college students interested in broadening their horizons while receiving outstanding theoretical and practical instruction. Students at the Rothberg International School have the chance to study together with both local students from diverse backgrounds and international students from over 70 countries around the world.

Useful Links for Students

Course Search
Areas of Study Key
Business Courses in English (Not AACSB Accredited)
Academic Calendar
Visa Information
Money in Israel
Student Activities Search
Campus Life
Special Application Instructions

You must complete the LMU Study Abroad Application as well as the Rothberg International School - Hebrew University of Jerusalem by the LMU Study Abroad Deadline Date. Visit the host institution site for their application details.

The student housing complexes on Mount Scopus, overlooking the incredible panorama of Jerusalem, are walking distance from the University. They offer an independent setting appropriate for overseas students. Living in University housing is an important part of the overall experience of studying abroad. RIS students have the opportunity to meet new friends from different cultures and continents – North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe – as well as a chance to share experiences with Israeli students.

Students are usually housed in apartments with single bedrooms. The bedrooms contain a bed, desk, chair, and closet. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared. Internet access is available for an additional fee.  

Students must supply their own bedroom linens and blankets, dishes and cooking utensils. Students may bring their own laptops, T.V. sets (PAL system), DVD, etc. There may be services from which students may purchase the needed items and have them delivered to them in Israel. 

There is no meal plan, but the kitchens are equipped with stove burners and refrigerators for preparing light meals and snacks.  Moderately priced kosher cafeterias and snack bars, as well as small supermarkets can be found in or near each student housing complex. Laundry facilities are also available. 

A staff of specially selected Israeli students (called madrichim), who reside in the dormitories, assist RIS students in adjusting to campus life at the Hebrew University and help them obtain the full benefit of their stay in Israel.  

For the most updated information visit the host website:
Fall Program Costs (click here)
Spring Program Costs (click here)

This program is currently not accepting applications.