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Curriculum

Students will study at the prestigious Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Students will take the following courses:

1. An Introduction to the Cultural History of Jerusalem (3 credit hours) - an exploratory study of the history of Jerusalem, a city which for thousands of years was, and still is, a meeting place between cultures and creeds.
2. Experiential Learning Internship Course (1 credit hour) - an 8 hour/week internship experience developed by matching each individual student’s academic and professional goals with the unique relationships that CWRU has developed in Jerusalem.
3. Hebrew or Arabic Language Courses (6 credit hours) - leveled language courses taken during the semester.
4. Free Electives (8-12 credit hours) - a wide variety of elective courses in English in many subject areas offered through Hebrew University. Each course will need to be approved for transfer before it is selected. We will assist you in arranging approval for transfer credit of these courses before you enroll.
5. Winter Ulpan Language Courses (5 credit hours) - a 100-hour Hebrew intensive language course that occurs before the spring semester begins.

Students participating in this program will also participate in several co-curricular activities designed to provide a wide range of experiences for the students.

1. Excursions - Students will have the opportunity to participate in any excursions planned by Hebrew University. Students will also receive a package of extracurricular activities provided by the Hebrew University. In addition, CWRU/Jerusalem students will have 3 additional excursions. Possible CWRU excursions that could be offered are:
a. Beit Shean - Archeological Dig
b. Havat HaShomer - Army Base
c. Raht - largest Bedouin City; Women’s health program
d. Ethiopian population in Israel Excursion

2. Cultural Activities - Students can participate in any cultural activities offered through Hebrew University.

3. Home Stay - While students will stay in dormitories on the Rothberg International School campus most of the time, two weekend homestays will be planned for the CWRU/Jerusalem students in order to provide our students with an insight into the day to day lives of families in Jerusalem. These homestays will be with families in Jerusalem that have a connection to Cleveland or Case Western Reserve University.