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  • Locations: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 04/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Arabic, Archaeology, Arts & Letters, Business Administration, Conflict Resolution, Hebrew, History, Humanities, International Studies, Judaic Studies, Liberal Studies, Middle East Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social Science Language of Instruction: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Language Requirement: 0 College Terms of Language Study-No Previous Language Study Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Junior Cluster: Examining Popular Culture
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.00 Short-Term Program Length: 4-6 weeks
Click here for a definition of this term Host Country Language: Arabic, Hebrew Housing: Residence Hall
Special Scholarship/Funding Available: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Post-Baccalaureate, 6. Graduate
Program Description:

Program OverviewPSU Direct Enroll Jerusalem

Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is well known for its abundant historical and holy sites and fascinating tourist attractions. A city sacred to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, Jerusalem is a melding of past and present, of ancient roots and modern innovations. In addition, this thriving metropolis is rich in art galleries and museums, theaters and concert halls, restaurants and cafes, pubs and dance clubs. 

Program Focus

The Department of Summer Courses and Special Programs offers a comprehensive spread of short-term, intensive and specialized summer courses designed for undergraduate and graduate students. Varied study field trips complement these courses, bringing the subject matter to life while broadening the students' perspective and enriching their academic experience.   

In a typical summer, the academic program offerings may include courses in the following areas: Israel Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Law, Jerusalem Studies, Jewish and Religious Studies Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Economics and Trauma & Resilience.  Alternatively, students can enroll in intensive Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, and Arabic language programs ranging in length from 4 - 8 weeks. 


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Program Provider

PSU Direct Enroll with Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Program Dates

Current Program Calendar

Areas of Study

Current Outline of Available Programs of Study 

This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Judaic Studies
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Middle East Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology


Area Studies Track:  Students enroll in 4 - 10 quarter credits.
Intensive Language Track:  Students enroll in 6 - 15 quarter credits.

Language of Instruction 

Arabic, English, Hebrew

Host Country Language 

Hebrew, Arabic


Residence Hall

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 3.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Fees Click here for current program fees

PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.