The Intensive Arabic Semester is a five month program that runs twice a year; in August and January. Our upcoming semester will run from January 19-June 19 2014. All skill levels are welcome.
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 that exist in Israel. You will reside in the pastoral setting of Kibbutz Barkai, located between Tel Aviv and Haifa, and will have a host family on the Kibbutz as well.