Hebrew University of Jerusalem Summer Programs

About the Program

The Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides comprehensive course options during the summer that are focused on experiential learning.

One featured program is Co-Existence in the Middle Eastwhich offers a unique opportunity to experience the challenges and complexities of co-existence in Israel: the Holy Land for Christians, Jews and Muslims; a key point of interest and dispute for the international community; and the homeland shared and claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians. Extensive field trips and first-hand interaction with government officials, religious leaders, professional experts, and political and NGO activists enable students to gain exposure to a wide variety of people, narratives and perspectives. Through engaging dialogue, students uncover numerous issues, realities, resolution proposals and peace initiatives, which highlight the human dimension of the conflict and its complexities. All topics are analyzed from geopolitical, historical, cultural and religious perspectives.  

Another program is the InnovNation Summer which offers 2 courses for students with an interest in entrepreneurship. Israel is known as the “Start-up Nation,” and has the most start-ups outside of America’s Silicon Valley. The summer program curriculum includes site visits to Israel’s leading innovative companies and research institutes, and guest speeches from prominent entrepreneurs, investors, and technology experts.

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Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Not all summer special programs are suitable for UBC students. Please consult with the Go Global advisor before selecting a program.

For some courses, prior knowledge of the subject area is necessary. Please refer to the partner's website for any additional requirements.

Please be aware that travelers from certain countries may not be permitted to enter Israel unless they have a dual Canadian Passport. Please visit the Israel consulate website for more information. 

Course Credits

Up to 6 credits. Please note that 1 HJU credit = 1 UBC credit.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that previous students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years using our Course Search Tool. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while on your Go Global experience. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. The tool is for reference only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

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Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. All prices quoted on the partner's website are in USD.
The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

A number of external scholarships for Canadians applying to the Rothberg International School are available through the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Please check the partner's website for details.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.


If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request a withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

In-person and Virtual Drop-in advising hours

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global offers both in-person and virtual drop-in advising through Zoom during the times listed above.

Partner Instituition
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Program Dates

Sessions offered in July and August

  • Israel
Area(s) of study
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Science
  • Arabic Language
  • Archaeology
  • Arts
  • Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Hebrew Language
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Sociology
Tuition payable to
Partner institution
Application Deadline