Summer Intensive Hebrew Programs
Summer Session 1: July 2 - 26, 2023
Summer Session 2: August 1 - 24, 2023
Total Credits: 5
Academic Hours: 100
The Intensive Hebrew Summer Ulpan brings students from over 40 countries to the University of Haifa to study Hebrew in one of the most effective language learning programs in Israel. The Ulpan is designed for those who want to immerse themselves in an intensive language acquisition experience that is personally enriching as well as academically demanding. Instruction is offered on all levels from beginning to advanced. The Summer Ulpan is divided into two independent four-week sessions, each offering all levels of proficiency. Students may register for either or both sessions.
Classes are held Sundays through Thursdays in the mornings for five academic hours per day, with the possibility of 1-2 Friday morning classes during the session. This will be applicable for the August session (August 5th). In addition to learning through textbooks, classes may also include video sessions, student presentations, and visits to sites on campus such as the Hecht Museum. In addition, students may have the opportunity to listen to guest lecturers. While the more advanced classes will listen to the lectures and participate in discussions, the beginners’ classes will prepare questions for their guests and hold their own interviews in simple Hebrew.
In the afternoon students are expected to prepare their homework which should take approximately 3 hours daily. There will be mid-term and final examinations. Each Ulpan session awards 5 academic credits for 100 hours of classwork.
For detailed syllabi on each level, see our course catalog.
Before the ulpan begins, students will take an online placement exam prior to the start of the program. The Hebrew Placement Exam (pages 3-7 & 23 only) is to be uploaded into the online application.
Each Ulpan session will offer a wide range of social activities, including trips, lectures, and celebrations.
One session- $1,400
Two sessions- $2,600
*The above tuition fees do not include the $80 application fee, textbooks, or dormitories fees. They do include mandatory Israeli health insurance, trips, and tours.
**The programs are taking place in-person and on campus for the summer.
Scholarships and Financial Aid:
For possible scholarship options, please click here. To apply for need-based financial aid, please click here.
The course is open to all applicants ages 18 and older.
**All course-level offerings are based on the number of applicants and their placement exams.
Students are welcome to live in the dormitory facilities on campus and are based on availability. Dorms for the July Intensive Program are not available. For options for off-campus housing, please see here.