About Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with 22,000 students, is ranked among the top universities in the world, and is the second oldest university in Israel. Students enroll at the Rothberg International School (RIS) with both local students from diverse backgrounds and international students from over 70 countries.
Founded in 3,000 BCE Jerusalem (pop. 750,000) is one of the oldest and most significant cities in Eastern and Western history. In Jerusalem, students will find the intersection of three of the world’s major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For centuries it has been a destination for pilgrims (and tourists) to the holy sites throughout the city: The Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, the Mount of Olives, just to name a few. Learning comes to life in the monuments, museums, markets in the old city, restaurants and cafes, and events and rituals of everyday life in Jerusalem.
Fall Semester: October to early January
Spring Semester: Mid-February to late June
Courses & Credit:
5 courses per semester, or 15-16 semester hours, earn 4.0 Wheaton credits.
Hebrew Language study is required and taught at all levels.
Housing & Board:
Students are housed in double rooms in residence halls which are self-catered.
Students studying abroad will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the Wheaton technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees and international insurance. Students will pay costs directly to their study abroad university. Please note that this may or may not include a meal plan. Students will book and pay for their own flights.
Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay their study abroad university for room and board charges.
Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet
can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your university’s visiting or international student website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322