Estudiar Cursos de Verano en el Extranjero - Israel 2018
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Program Options, Dates, and Costs

Special programs and intensive sessions may be scheduled with custom dates, and with academic field trips and  lectures tailored to suit the needs of different organizations and academic institutions. For further information, please email us at:

Programs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem*

PDF Brochure  |  Hebrew University Website

Coexistence in the Middle East (CME) is also offered as an academic program that offers participants the opportunity to experience the challenge of human diversity through a series of academic field trips and  lectures, while earning academic credits at the Rothberg International School (RIS) of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ranked one of the World's top 100 universities. Participants may enroll in one or more courses of our summer program, or take part in the intensive two-week session:

Summer Program  |   9 credits - 135 academic hours   |   View Itinerary

For four years in a row, "Coexistence in the Middle East" has been one of the most popular programs among RIS summer courses. Following this success, this summer CME will be expanded into a 9-credit program that is comprised of the following three 3-credit courses:

Since these three courses are designed to complement each other, we strongly recommend participants to take them together. However, participants have the option to enroll in only one or two courses as well as combine them with additional summer programs at RIS, such as InnovNation, which offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the high-tech industries and entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Start-Up Nation.

Intensive Winter Program   |   3 credits - 45 academic hours   |   View Itinerary

Our intensive two-week session offers 3-credits and includes many of the field trips and lectures to students, faculty members, diplomats, policy makers, and other professionals who are unable to attend the CME summer program. Professionals or participants who do not require academic credits will be exempt from the academic requirements and will be able to obtain an active participation certificate.

*We reserve the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration.

Costs in USD*

Application fee:

All applicants pay a non-refundable fee of US $80 as part of the application process.

Program fees:

Once they are accepted to the program, and before the application deadline, applicants must pay the participation fee to Israel Beyond the Headlines through the following payment methods in order to secure their spot in the program. Information regarding the payment of the other fees will be sent by RIS along with their acceptance letter.

Need financial aid? Learn about scholarship opportunities.

Program Winter Program Summer Program
One Course Two Courses Three Courses
Duration 2 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks
Academic credit 3 credits 3 credits 6 credits 9 credits
Academic hours 45 hours 45 hours 90 hours 135 hours
Registration $250 $275 $525 $775
Basic Health Insurance $25 $50 $50 $80
Participation $1,500 $1,350 $2,420 $3,407
Discount (Included) - - 10% 15%
Total $1,775 $1,675 $2,995 $4262

Housing (Optional)

Subject to availability, participants have the option to choose from among different housing options offered by Hebrew U's Rothberg International School.

In order to access the dorms, participants first need to complete registration at RIS offices. Participants arriving on Fridays and Saturdays or on any other day after office hours will need to arrange accommodations until RIS offices reopen. Applicants will receive detailed information about reservation and check-in procedures once they are accepted to the program.

Winter Program Summer Program
2018-19 2019 July Session Between August Session
From December 27, 2018 TBA July 2, 2018 July 26, 2018 August 1, 2018
to January 10, 2019 TBA July 26, 2018 August 1, 2018 August 14, 2018
Dorms TBD TBD $350-$850 TBD $450

*Prices are subject to change

Program Includes

Flight, airport transfers, meals and personal expenses and payment transaction fees are not included.