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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Hebrew Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Arts and Sciences, Communication, Comparative Studies, Economics, English, History, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Elizabeth Angerman
Program Description:
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Description

 
 

Program

Situated atop Mount Carmel, the University of Haifa was founded in 1962 and has become one of Israel's leading universities, offering a wide variety of courses.

Direct enroll programs require a higher level of independence and the ability to navigate a foreign educational system without assistance designed to cater to the needs of education abroad students from the United States.  

Locations

Haifa is Israel's third largest city. It is a port city for international commerce and in recent years, has become a major center for Israel's high-tech industry. Haifa is made up of a collection of diverse and picturesque neighborhoods.

Accommodations

Students are welcome and encouraged to live in the dormitory facilities on campus. There are two dormitory complexes that are open to international students. The Federman Dorms have modest apartments with three double rooms and a shared bathroom, kitchen and living space. The Talia Dorms have spacious apartments with six single rooms, each room with its own bathroom, and a shared kitchen and living space. Students can choose which set of dormitories they would prefer. Interested students can research the dorms as well as the madrichim on the University of Haifa's website. 

Education Abroad Coordinator

Elizabeth Angerman
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one.
angerman.6@osu.edu 
 

Academics

 

Courses and Credit

 Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.

A course catalog is available for student review on the University of Haifa website. 


 
 

Eligibility

 

Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, submit a Special Petition with the International Travel Policy Committee, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Applicants are required to submit TWO applications: 
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. Haifa application. 

IMPORTANTBoth applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.  

 

Passports

Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
 

Financial

 
 

Program Costs

Students will pay the University of Haifa program fee and GeoBlue international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2019.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Scholarships

Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
 

Announcements

 

Information Sessions

  • TBD
 

Websites

U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
 

Notices

This program includes travel to a risk designated country and all participants at the time of acceptance must submit a petition provided by the Office of International Affairs acknowledging they have read the travel warning and recognize the risk involved. All programs administered through the Office of International Affairs that include travel to countries with a risk designation have received prior approval by the International Travel Policy Committee. 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 07/29/2019 01/03/2020
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include student travel. These dates include the pre-term Ulpan.
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 07/29/2019 05/29/2020
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include student travel. These dates include the pre-term Ulpan.
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/19/2020 05/29/2020
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include estimated travel dates as well as the pre-term Ulpan. Please refer to provider acceptance materials for finalized dates and travel instructions.
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/28/2020 08/23/2020
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include estimated travel dates. Please refer to provider acceptance materials for finalized dates and travel instructions.
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 09/19/2020 06/04/2021
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include estimated travel dates. Please refer to provider acceptance materials for finalized dates and travel instructions.
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 09/19/2020 12/24/2020
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include estimated travel dates. Please refer to provider acceptance materials for finalized dates and travel instructions.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed