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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 HebrewBiblical Hebrew, and Arabic language programs ranging in length from 4 - 8 weeks. 

For an overview of which courses can be combined, please take a look at the Summer Courses 2015 Time Table.

Fact Sheet

Education Abroad Advisor Alyse Collins 
Get Started Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session
Program Provider PSU Direct Enroll with Rothberg International School
Program Dates Current Program Calendar
Areas of Study
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Judaic Studies
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Middle East Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
Credits 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
Housing Residence Hall
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Graduate
Minimum GPA 3.00
Language Requirements No previous language study required
Course Offerings Current Outline of Available Programs of Study
Current Outline of Available Language Programs

  Program Costs

PSU Fees Program Fee

Program Fee Includes:

Additional scholarships are available.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 ** 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.