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 with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Rothberg School of International Studies) in either of two tracks:  Middle Eastern Studies or Hebrew and Israeli Studies. Students studying on the Middle Eastern Studies track will not have a required language component as part of their program whereas students studying on the Hebrew and Israeli Studies track are required to take two courses taught in Hebrew as part of their program.

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 can be found at the Middle Eastern Studies website.

Students will stay in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's dorms. These dorms are self-serviced, meaning that students prepare their own meals in shared or private kitchens, though students can also make use of the many cafes and cafeterias on and near the Hebrew University of Jeruslaem's campus. 

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

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds.  Loan assistance is offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable.

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