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  • Locations: Haifa, Israel
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English and local language, Hebrew
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 20 Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Art History, Communications, Economics, English, Finance, Hebrew, History, International Studies, International Studies: Middle East, Jewish Studies, Leadership Studies, Management, Middle East Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology
Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Shanna Van Beek
ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

About the Location

Located on the Mediterranean coast in northern Israel and spread around Haifa Bay and the slopes of Mt. Carmel, Haifa is home to more than 265,000 people.  It is Israel's foremost port city for international commerce and the center of Israeli high tech industries.  Haifa is known as a city of coexistence where Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze, and Bahá'ís live in harmony.  The Bahá'í World Centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The city offers many options for cultural and social outings as well as the natural beauty of its beaches and Carmel National Park.

NOTE: A Travel Warning is in effect for Israel.  Elon has assessed the safety of the program and will allow students to participate.  See conditions below under Applications.


Academics

University of Haifa is a world-class research university and enrolls more than 16,000 students.  The International School welcomes more than 700 students from around the world who come to study Arabic, Hebrew, and a variety of other disciplines.  Students take language courses in Arabic or Hebrew and select additional courses in a variety of other disciplines  taught in English.  Students can enroll in courses in the Department of English.  Students who are proficient in Hebrew can enroll in all courses taught in various other departments at the university, provided they meet the prerequisites of each course.

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the GEC website (Elon password required).
  • To see course listings for this semester program, click here.
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.

General Program Date

Fall semester– early October to early January

Spring semester – mid-February to early June

*Students can choose to arrive early and participate in optional study tours and intensive Arabic or Hebrew courses at an additional cost.


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/TravelGrants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC.  For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


Housing

About 1,200 students live in the dorms at the University of Haifa, including students of all social, economic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds.  In most cases you will be placed in an apartment with no more than one other international student and the rest of your roommates will be Israeli.  Students usually live in the Federman Dorms, modest apartments with three double rooms and a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living space.  Students can also choose to live in the Talia Dorms for a supplemental cost. These are spacious apartments with six single rooms, each room with its own bathroom, and a shared kitchen and living space.  All apartments in the dorms are single-sex.  In your room you will be provided 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.  Computer labs, a grocery store, and self-service laundry rooms are located in the dormitories complex.  In addition, there is a "moadon" or "club" with a large-screen television which often hosts parties, workshops, lectures, and other activities.


Applications

Students must complete online the Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by The University of Haifa.

All applicants for this program are required to review the US Department of State Travel Warning for Israel and sign a Travel Warning Acknowledgment.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

Click here for the semester programs pre-departure orientation schedule.


Additional Links andInformation

Like the Global Education Center Facebook page.  You can connect with other prospective students and chat with alumni about the program!

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

Israeli Embassy in DC http://www.israelemb.org/

US Embassy in Tel Aviv http://israel.usembassy.gov/

US Consulate in Haifa http://israel.usembassy.gov/haifa.html

 



Testimonial:
Testimonial:
Israel Stories was the most interesting course I took. I got to learn about the literature and cinema of Israelis and Palestinians. I learned more about Israeli culture and the current conflict in Israel in this class than through any other single experience I had.
     — Cassidy Levy, Spring 2015
Read what others have said about this program.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
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Rolling Admission 02/18/2019 05/30/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.