Program and Schedule

Dates & Prices

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January 14 - May 16, 2019

+ 300 hours of Spoken Arabic;

+ 100 hours of Modern Standard Arabic;

+ 32 hours of Middle East history;

+ Academic transcript for 16 college credits from AL-Qasemi Academic College of Education (CHEI accredited) 

+ Host families, immersion, volunteering projects, movie nights, and social activities; 

+ Trips and tours in Israel and Arab-speaking communities.

Tuition: All inclusive program of Arabic $9,900 + $250 application fee

Housing: Dormitories in a pastoral campus of Givat Haviva - 2 people per room, rooms with en-suite bathroom and kitchenette.

Tuition includes: Full academic program, accommodation, 3 meals on weekdays, medical insurance.

*Offered at an aditional fee: airport assistance, single-room occupancy, pre-arrival preparatory course on-campus (instead of online), meals on weekends and weekend tours.


Program and Schedule for Intensive Arabic Semester

Tuition: The program includes:

  • 300 hours of Spoken Levantine Arabic
  • 100 hours of Modern Standard Arabic
  • 32 hours of lectures on the history of Middle East
  • Immersion tours and visits to local Arab communities, volunteering projects, visiting host families and more

Schedule: 4 days a week of intense Arabic lessons all mornings and on average two afternoons.

1 day of immersion, such as half day to a full day excursion, and/or visiting Arab communities, host families, doing community projects, and the like. 

Weekends are free of studies, participants might choose to go on guided tours or have free time.

Housing: During weekdays participants stay in a dormitory-style building, in a room shared with 1 other person. The room is equipped with: an en-suite bathroom with a shower, a small kitchenette (sink, mini-fridge, microwave, kettle), air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a closet, a set of sheets and a towel per person. There are coin-operated washing machines available. 

The campus is a lush green area, there is a swimming pool accessible in the summer. There are sports courts, and a clubhouse with a large-screen TV. There is a gym 1 kilometer away. (Most students buy a cheap bicycle). 

Food: On weekdays 3 meals a day are included in the tuition cost.

Medical insurance: All participants receive a tourist insurance. It covers all the emergencies except for pre-existing conditions, pregnancy, and diseases related to alcohol and drug abuse. 

Separate add-ons: weekend tours around Israel, weekend accommodation, and food.

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