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Education Abroad Office

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Area: International Business Exchange
Location: Jerusalem
Country: Israel
Term: Spring


USC's international business exchange program at the Hebrew University Jerusalem School of Business Administration is designed to expose American students to Israeli life, culture and international business practices. The program is located in Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. Considered a holy city by three different religions, Jerusalem is an historic, cultural and political center. Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the second-oldest university in Israel and is a highly-ranked institution globally.

Israel is on the University Travel Warning List.  Students interested in going on this exchange program will need to complete the Higher Risk Travel Safety Plan Process. 

Category: 1, no foreign language proficiency requirement, courses available in English

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: junior standing; International Business major

The New Israeli Shekel is the official currency of Israel. Students pay in-state tuition/fees to USC and housing fees to Hebrew University. The amount you spend on daily necessities can vary widely, according to individual preference and lifestyle. We recommend budgeting U.S. $400-600 per month for food, entertainment, transportation, telephone, and other expenses. For more information, visit Hebrew University's page on the cost of living of Israel.
Most courses at Hebrew University are worth 3 credits, and consist of 42 academic class hours, equivalent to a 3-credit course at UofSC. Students may take classes taught in English at the School of Business Administration, or courses in English through the Rothberg International School. However, courses offered through the Rothberg International School are not included in the exchange, and may therefore have additional cost. Also, the School of Business Administration and the Rothberg International School operate on different academic calendars.To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table
The Office of Student Activities organizes diverse programming for students to explore Israel and learn about its people, culture, geography and politics. The campus also hosts the Lerner Sports Center, one of the most modern sports facilities within Israel.
Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details. Students will be required to provide proof of health insurance to Hebrew University.
Dormitory accommodation in the Student Village is available for exchange students as long as they request housing by the deadline. Most rooms are single bedroom apartments with a shared kitchen and bathroom. All apartments are fully furnished and most are located within walking distance of the university.
Note that courses offered by the School of Business Administration typically run 3-4 weeks longer than courses offered by the Rothberg International School. Students are advised to check BOTH the Rothberg International School calendar and the Hebrew University Academic Secretary calendar (which governs the School of Business Administration course schedule) when planning their semester schedules.
The School of Business Administration does not provide airport pick-up, but does provide guidance on transportation. Students will go to the School of Business office upon arrival, and staff will assist in navigating the campus and completing all arrival tasks.
Exchange students must obtain a multiple entry A/2 student visa prior to their arrival in Israel. Hebrew University offers detailed information about obtaining this visa on their website.


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