Middle East

Israel

Haifa
Program Sponsor University of Haifa
Program Name University of Haifa International School
Program Type Stand-alone and direct enrollment; participants take classes with local and international students
Location Located less than 60 miles north of Tel Aviv, Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel and the third-largest in the country.
Program Size 80–125
Languages English, Hebrew and Arabic
Fields of Study Hebrew and Arabic language and culture; Jewish studies; social sciences; Middle Eastern studies
Academics Students take courses to equal 15–16 U.S. credits. Participants who are proficient in Hebrew may enroll in all courses taught in the various other departments at the university, provided they meet the prerequisites of the course. Engineering majors may take up to two English-taught courses at the nearby Technion Israel Institute of Technology. This will require 20–30 minutes of commute to and from the Technion.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in on-campus dorms.
Terms Fall (late July to early Jan.); spring (mid Jan. to early June)
Did you know … Haifa has a mixed population of Jewish (90 percent) and Arab (predominantly Christian) residents.
Haifa
Program Sponsor The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Program Name The Technion International Semester Abroad
Program Type Direct enrollment; particpants take classes with local and international students
Location Located less than 60 miles north of Tel Aviv, Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel and the third-largest in the country.
University Size 13,000
Languages English, Hebrew and Arabic
Fields of Study Science, engineering and related disciplines
Academics Students take courses to equal 16–20 credits. Courses are given at the third-and fourth-year undergraduate level and some involve offsite visits to Israeli industries.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in university dorms that include five bedrooms and a shared kitchen and bathroom.
Terms Fall (Oct. to Feb.); spring (March to July); Note: This is a spring term only program.
Did you know … Technion graduates make up the majority of Israeli-educated scientists and engineers, constituting over 70 percent of the country’s founders and managers in high-tech industries.

Turkey

Istanbul
Program Sponsor Council on the International Education Exchange (CIEE)
Program Name Istanbul Arts & Sciences
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city with 14 million people, has undergone rapid social change over the past century and is now the cultural and economic capital of Turkey. The program is located 30 minutes outside of Istanbul at Koç University.
University Size 15–35
Languages English and Turkish
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students take four to five courses to equal 15–18 U.S. credits. An introductory Turkish language course is required, and students may enroll in a variety of courses offered at the university.
Program Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls with Turkish roommates or home stay families.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to early Jan.); spring (mid Jan. to early June); Note: This is a spring term only program.
Did you know … Istanbul serves the role of bridge between two continents: Europe and Asia.