Haifa's multi-faceted communities provide a unique backdrop for studying international relations, psychology, Middle Eastern Studies, and peace and conflict studies. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore issues from numerous points of view. Connect with Israeli peers, gain work experience with an internship, and illuminate your studies with co-curricular excursions. You're sure to come away with new and unique perspectives and insights.
special honors programs in peace and conflict studies. Intern in one of the many NGOs and local organizations.
STUDY AT A LEADING UNIVERSITY
with cutting-edge research centers in a city known for ethnic and religious diversity.
START OR CONTINUE
learning Hebrew or Arabic.
Excursions & Activities
Attend special lectures that illuminate Israel's role in the Middle East, and the complexity of Israeli society.
- Hike Carmel National Forest, Israel's largest park, just steps from the University of Haifa campus.
- Explore urban neighborhoods where Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze, and Baha'is are committed to living peacefully.
- Travel to Nazareth, Tel Aviv, Tiberias, and Akko and visit villages and historical sites across the country.
- Get into campus life by joining student clubs, attending concerts, and using sports facilities.
- Learn about Israel through a multitude of lenses such as farming, sporting activities, or volunteering.
Internships. Nothing beats on-the-job experience, and you'll earn credit, too. Options include social work agencies, public and special education facilities, health services, museums, and community centers.
Volunteering. Help people in need by giving your time and energy to non-profit organizations in Haifa and get a closer look at the issues Israeli society faces today.
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Three-day orientation – an introduction to Israeli culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Field trips and cultural activities
- Overnight excursions
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
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- 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
- Study tours and cultural activities included
- Internships and volunteering opportunities
- Rigorous academics
- Cultural immersion
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CIEE International Relations with Honors Programs in Peace & Conflict Studies and Psychology in Haifa, Israel
In a country as complex as Israel, why would you settle for a single perspective? On a truly integrated campus in Haifa, one of Israel’s most progressive cities, you’ll engage in an in-depth, and balanced exploration of regional tensions, conflict and pertinent issues with one the most diverse student bodies of any university in the country. Through the combination of a formal academic program, daily interaction with local and regional students, community engagement, and various field trips and excursions, you have the opportunity to explore the challenges, successes, and on-going dialogues in Israel and its role in the Middle East from a variety of perspectives.
In Haifa you’ll have access to:
- A unique combination of academic coursework, daily interaction with local and regional students, community engagement opportunities, and many field trips and excursions
- Experts in international relations, psychology, and peace and conflict studies,
- Special honors programs in peace and conflict studies, and psychology
- A leading university with cutting-edge research centers located in a city known for its ethnic and religious diversity
Find out more.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2020||10/01/2019 **||Rolling Admission||02/13/2020||06/04/2020|
|Fall Semester||2020||03/01/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.