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Welcome Class of 2022-2023 

University of Haifa
 International School  

We are excited to welcome you to the University of Haifa for the upcoming academic year.

Every month you will be receiving this pre-arrival digital newsletter that will include useful information from current students and alumni about their experience in Haifa!


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Come to the Vineyard on the Mountain!


This is the translation of The Carmel and the lovely area where the University of Haifa is situated.  It is truly a garden paradise on the top of the mountains where students from around the globe come to learn and in the process are saturated in spices, sea breezes and the languages of the nations. The verandas that overlook Haifa Bay contribute to the impression of coming up higher; to learn and grow and become who you are meant to be.  This is Eretz Israel. The Land of Israel.


You may hear Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Spanish, German or English as you explore the cafés and museums on campus. The University is a mosaic of cultures that fit seamlessly even if the pieces are vastly different. 

Dawn Olin, USA

Current Student

MA in Israel Studies

There is laughter, deep discussions, shopping at the displays in the common areas, music, and new friendships to be made daily. Whether you live on campus or find housing in the community, your classmates will be in touch and likely become your dearest friends in life.


 I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to complete my master’s degree in Israel Studies in the Land of Israel. The diversity of opinions, wisdom, and respect from student to student is encouraging. I am amazed daily at the honor my classmates show professors and the esteem they have for one another.  Although I live in the community, I witness the cultural synergy of the University almost daily.

When I am standing on the top of the hills overlooking Haifa, I am overwhelmed at the beauty, permeance and prosperity of the region.  Even in a complex society like Israel, there is still the day-to-day harmony you can feel. Taxi driver’s who tell you their histories and restaurant owners who share their victory of economic survival, add to a living journal we experience in Haifa.  Often distinct from the media, the routine encounters I have reaffirm what I sense as I live as a student in Israel:  True shalom. The peace that passes understanding and is shared from friendship to friendship. This is what I feel to be the greatest treasure I will take with me home and happily share.  From Mount Carmel to the ends of the Earth.


For further information or if you have questions, we are here to help. 
Contact Netta at: ndasstwi@univ.haifa.ac.il