The Intensive Arabic Semester is a program run by the Givat Haviva Institute for Peace, along with Masa- Israeli Journey. Our dedicated staff works to facilitate the program and support our students over the course of the program.
We decided to start this program in order to enrich the landscape of language study opportunities for foreigners in Israel. Among the many programs for students to learn Hebrew, we felt there was not a yet a complete language and cultural program for overseas students to learn Israel's other national language - Arabic. We began the program in 2008 and are currently running one program per year from mid January to mid June
Our staff represent a wide variety of viewpoints, but we all support a peaceful existence in Israel and the surrounding areas and feel that education and mutual understanding is the path to a better future.