Opening Dinner for Students in Dalyat El-Carmel

Last week, the teachers and students of the International MA in Israel Studies and the International MA in Jewish Studies programs, enjoyed a shared dinner to celebrate the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year. As always we met at a private house in Dalyat El-Carmel, the Druze village south of Haifa to eat a homemade … More Opening Dinner for Students in Dalyat El-Carmel

The City of David

Written by Cory, an international student in the Israel Studies graduate program, class of 2015-2016. In late December, Dr. Judith Bronstein and Dr. Estie Yankelevitch took our class to visit the “City of David”, an archaeological site of ancient Jerusalem dating back to the pre-Babylonian era. In 1974, the State of Israel declared the “City … More The City of David

“La Vita Est Bella” – Student Reflection

Written by Israel Studies master’s student Lea de Silva, class of 2015-2016. “At olah hadashah? Lo, ani studentit… Be emet? Eifoh? B’ Universitat Haifa… Iafeh!!!…”  This is how the conversation goes outside the University as I try to use my survival Hebrew after 2 months of Ulpan and almost 1 semester at the Israel Studies … More “La Vita Est Bella” – Student Reflection

An Azerbaijani’s Unexpected Israel Experience

Written by Oktay Guliyev, international student in the Israel Studies master’s program at the University of Haifa International School, Class of 2015-2016.  What is it actually like to live and study in Israel as an international student? There are three major cities in Israel. Tel-Aviv, city of the present; Jerusalem, city of the past; and … More An Azerbaijani’s Unexpected Israel Experience