Study Abroad in Haifa
College Study Abroad
Explore Haifa, Israel
Israel’s third largest city spreads from the slopes of Mount Carmel to the Mediterranean Sea. A busy international port city, Haifa is known for its fast-growing high-tech industry and ethnic and religious diversity. Students can enjoy concerts, theater, museums, cafés, easy access to the Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem.
Study Tours & Cultural Excursions
Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Haifa, past study tours and excursions have included:
- Exploring urban neighborhoods where Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze, and Bahá’ís are committed to living peacefully
- Traveling to Nazareth and Jerusalem, and smaller communities like Akko and Mi’ilya, to see other parts of Israel
- Hiking Carmel National Forest, Israel’s largest park, just steps from the University of Haifa campus
Where Students Study
University of Haifa
Founded in 1963, the University of Haifa is one of Israel’s leading universities with more than 50 cutting-edge research centers. The university community of 18,000 students is an amicable blend of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze, and Bedouin students. Faculty from all departments teach courses in English at the International School, and these courses are also open to Israeli students.