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.
Fall Semester: Late August- Mid December
Spring Semester: Late January- Late June
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.
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