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…

From the Slopes of Northern Israel

Written by Cory, an international student in the Israel Studies graduate program, class of 2015-2016. I had the opportunity of visiting the Mount Hermon ski resort in the Golan Heights this past weekend. The Mount Hermon ski resort is located in the south-eastern slopes of Mount Hermon, only a few kilometers away from the Israeli-Syrian…

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…

“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…

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…