The Intensive Arabic Semester is a five month immersive language and culture program which runs from January-June. We also run two six-week summer programs a beginner intensive and an advanced spoken course from July-August. All skill levels are welcome.
During the semester you will learn 500 hours of spoken and standard Arabic at Givat Haviva- a leading institute in Israel for studying Arabic and the recipient of UNESCO prize for peace education. You will have an Arab host family and through regular visits to the local Arab community, you will learn about Arab culture and practice your Arabic.
In addition, you will take courses in Middle Eastern Studies, Israeli & Jewish Studies, learn Hebrew and go on field trips throughout the country, experiencing first hand the rich history, natural beauty, and intricate cultural issues of Israel.