The summer semester consists of four weeks of intensive study at Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus Campus in Jerusalem, Israel (see the note below about Covid-19’s impact on the Summer of 2021). This constitutes the "Israel experience" component of the program, which is central to the training of our educators. During this term, students attend classes Monday to Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, in order to complete a total of 10 academic credits. The academic program also includes educational tours and trips in Jerusalem and around the country, cultural activities and more. Students can opt to stay in the university dorms, or wherever they choose. Subsidies for the dorms may be available for Onward Fellows and for Masa Israel Teaching Fellows; you can learn more about available fellowships here.
Summer Semester Online: Due to Covid-19, the 2021 Summer Semester will take place via Zoom in a combined synchronous and asynchronous modality; all students must virtually attend all lectures at the same times, while the discussion forums and other asynchronous components will continue as usual.
The duration of the semester is six weeks, during which the students will take a total of five courses. Each course is two credits.