Tower of David

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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Middle Eastern Studies


This is a Fall Semester exchange program in Hebrew, Israeli and Middle Eastern Studies with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Rothberg School of International Studies). Dartmouth students will study and reside at the University’s stunning Mt. Scopus campus, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem and the Judean Desert.



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Middle Eastern Studies track:Five elective courses (taught in English) from the rich list of offerings at the Hebrew University's Rothberg International School, or from the University's general list of relevant undergraduate courses. This can include political science, economics, social sciences, history, Arabic and Hebrew language and culture.

Hebrew and Israeli Studies track:
Two courses in Hebrew language plus three electives (taught in English). Two of the electives will pertain to Israeli cultural and social studies and Hebrew cultural history. The third elective can be in another subject of your choice, drawn from the Rothberg list or the University's general list of undergraduate courses.


Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0. 


General Information

Participants have the additional (non-credit) option of taking the Rothberg School's four or eight week intensive Hebrew course in the August-September leading up to the fall semester.

The Rothberg Int'l School fall semester runs from late September or early/mid-October to end of December, with exams scheduled to enable students to be back in Dartmouth for Winter Quarter.
For general undergraduate courses, the semester occasionally ends in mid-January, so check the Hebrew University calendar to avoid any clash with Dartmouth Winter Quarter.


More information will appear, as and when available, at the Middle Eastern Studies website.

You may also visit the Hebrew University Rothberg School website or call their New York Office of Academic Affairs at 212-607-8520.

Tuition and Fees

Dartmouth students pay tuition and service fees to Dartmouth; room and board fees as well as transportation to and from the program site are the responsibility of the student.  Because the exchange is an official program sponsored by the College, Dartmouth students do not need to pay the transfer term fee that the College charges to students who study on outside programs during leave terms.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for official exchange programs arranged through the College. Financial aid awards are adjusted to reflect the actual cost of the exchange term. However, students will receive no more scholarship assistance than they would have received for a term at Dartmouth. Any extra costs associated with the program will be covered by additional loan assistance.

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