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Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Residence Hall or Dormitory Minimum GPA: 2.85
Areas of Study: Business and Management, Economics, English, History, Jewish Studies, Legal Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Peace and Social Justice, Psychology, Religion, Sociology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Class Year: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language Study Offered: Hebrew Program Features: Direct Enroll at a University
Program Description:

About University of Haifa

Students may enroll at the University of Haifa International School enrolling in a wide range of courses, all taught in English. Learning about Israel is facilitated through immersion activities, which include volunteer opportunities off-campus and a buddy program matching visiting students with U Haifa students. The International School has social activities coordinators, who assist students in connecting to campus life, events and programs. 

The University of Haifa campus spreads along the Carmel Mountain ridge just south of Haifa (pop.271,000), a major Mediterranean port city. It is the site of ancient settlements dating from 14th c. BCE.  Over the centuries, Haifa has been ruled by the Phoenicians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, and British. In 1948, it became part of the State of Israel and today is a center of commerce and technology and education. 

Program Dates:
Fall Semester: Late August- Mid December
Spring Semester: Late January- Late June A student standing in front of a building with a gold dome

Courses & Credit:
Five courses, or 15 U. of Haifa credits, earn 4.0 Wheaton credits.  All courses are taught in English.
Ulpan Studies/Intensive Hebrew Language classes are required.

Housing & Board: 
Students are housed on campus in dorms consisting of modest apartments with kitchens and shared living spaces. There is a grocery store and self-service laundry in each dormitory. All public spaces in the dormitories have WIFI Internet connections. 

Fees: Wheaton Tuition and Housing
- Expenses covered include tuition, housing, and one round-trip airfare from New York or Boston to Israel.

Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).

Other Expenses: 
Students are responsible for passport and visa fees, meals, CISI Supplemental Study Abroad Insurance, travel to meet overseas flights, books and personal expenses.

a view of the city of Haifa with several buildings, a few skyscrapers, and a view of the ocean.

     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
     Center for Global Education
     5 Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** 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.