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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2019-20
Event
Date
**You may or may not be able to make arrangements for alternative final exams in order to depart no earlier than the evening of December 28.  You would need to take exams or submit final papers during the last week of classes.  Consult with the RIS director and staff after arrival.
Official Start Date for ALL
Fall and Year Students (registration)
September 4, 2019 before 2:00pm
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm)

September 4, 2019
September undergraduate Language Program (Ulpan)
September 4-October 6, 2019
​All undergraduate programs begin ​October 23, 2019
​Semester ends (UCEAP undergraduate study abroad program for those students who need to get back for the start of the winter quarter)

​January 3, 2020
​Final exam week (for those students who do not need to get back for winter quarter) ​​January 5-6, 2020 (UCEAP students can take their exams early)
​​ Fall semester undergraduate study abroad students check out of dorms January 8, 2020
​Intensive presemester Arabic course ​TBA 


​Semester ends DanceJerusalem/Jerusalem Sounds ​January 9, 2020
​Dance/Jerusalem Sounds and Art check out of dorms ​January 13, 2020

Official Start Date for ALL
Spring Students

Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm)
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan)
​Spring semester for HU classess taught in Hebrew or English
Spring Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion

Spring Semester Dance/Jer sounds
Official Start Date for ALL
Summer Students
July 1, 2019
​Move Into Summer Housing (8:30am-2pm) ​July 1, 2019

​HU Orientation

UCEAP Orientation​

July 1, 2019
​Summer courses begin July 1, ​2019
​Summer program July 1-25, ​2019
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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2018-19
Event
Date
Official Start Date for
Fall and Year Students
Arrive on July 27, 2017
Orientation (Mandatory) July 28-July 29, 2017
6-Week Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) July 30-September 6, 2017
Fall Semester for OSP September 10-December 21, 2017
Fall Semester for BGU classes taught in Hebrew​ October 29, 2017-February 15, 2018​
Official Start Date for
Spring Students
Arrive on January 4, 2018
Mandatory Orientation January 5-6, 2018
6-Week Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) January 7-February 14, 2018
Spring Semester for OSP March 11-June 21, 2018
Spring Semester for BGU classes taught in Hebrew March 11-July 19, 2018

 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2018-19
Event
Date
**You may or may not be able to make arrangements for alternative final exams in order to depart no earlier than the evening of December 28.  You would need to take exams or submit final papers during the last week of classes.  Consult with the RIS director and staff after arrival.
Official Start Date for ALL
Fall and Year Students (registration)
August 20, 2018 before 2:00pm
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm)

August 20, 2018
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan)
August 21-September 17, 2018
​Intensive Language Program Arabic  beginners ​August 21-October 4, 2018
Fall Semester for HU classes taught in Hebrew or English​
October 7, 2018-December 27, 2018
Fall Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion
October 7, 2018-December 27, 2018
Fall Semester for Dance/Jer. Sounds October 7, 2018-January 10, 2019
Fall semester HU ​Students  and Arabic immersion students check out of dorms ​December 30, 2018
​Dance/Jerusalem Sounds and Art ​January 10, 2019

Official Start Date for ALL
Spring Students
January 23, 2019 before 2:00pm
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm) January 23, 2019
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) January 23-February 18, 2019
​Spring semester for HU classess taught in Hebrew or English ​February 24-May 30, 2019
Spring Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion
February 24-May 30, 2019
Spring Semester Dance/Jer sounds February 24-June 28, 2019
Official Start Date for ALL
Summer Students
July 2, 2018
​Move Into Summer Housing (8:30am-2pm) ​July 2, 2018

​HU Orientation

UCEAP Orientation​

July 2, 2018 
​Summer courses begin July 2, ​2018
​Summer program July 2-26, ​2018
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Israel Institute of Technology
Technion/Neubauer

2018-19

Event
Date
Spring Official Start Date Arrive on January 7, 2018
Mandatory Orientation January 8, 2019
Spring Semester March 17-June 27, 2019

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Israel Institute of Technology
Technion/Neubauer

2018-19

Event
Date
Spring Official Start Date Arrive on January 7, 2018
Mandatory Orientation January 8, 2019
Spring Semester March 17-June 27, 2019

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2017-18
Event
Date
Official Start Date for
Fall and Year Students
Arrive on July 28, 2017
Orientation July 29-July 30, 2017
6-Week Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) July 31-September 7, 2017
Fall Semester for OSP September 11-December 22, 2017
Fall Semester for BGU classes taught in Hebrew​ October 30, 2017-February 16, 2018​
Official Start Date for
Spring Students
Arrive on January 5, 2018
Mandatory Orientation January 6-7, 2018
6-Week Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) January 8-February 15, 2018
Spring Semester for OSP March 13-June 28, 2018
Spring Semester for BGU classes taught in Hebrew March 13-July 20, 2018

 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2017-18
Event
Date
**You may or may not be able to make arrangements for alternative final exams in order to depart no earlier than the evening of December 28.  You would need to take exams or submit final papers during the last week of classes.  Consult with the RIS director and staff after arrival.
Official Start Date for ALL
Fall and Year Students
August 31, 2017
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm) August 31, 2017
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) August 31-September 27, 2017
Workshop for DANCE students​ TBA​
Fall Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion
October 15, 2017-January 4, 2018**
Fall Semester for Dance/Jer. Sounds October 15, 2017-January 12, 2018
Fall Semester for Jer. Sounds/ArtJer./Jer. Film/Quant. Biology/DOME/JCLA​ October 15, 2017-February 2, 2018
Fall Semester for HU classes taught in Hebrew or English​ October 22, 2017-January 26, 2018
​Students check out of dorms ​January 14, 2018
Official Start Date for ALL
Spring Students
January 24, 2018
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm) January 24, 2018
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) January 24-February 19, 2018
Spring Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion
February 22-June 7, 2018
Spring Semester for DanceJer./Jer. Sounds/ArtJer./Jer. Film/Quant. Biology/DOME/JCLA/JMCI February 22-June 28, 2018
Spring in Jerusalem (Honors) option February 22-June 28, 2018
Spring Semester for HU classes taught in Hebrew or English March 18-June 28, 2018
Official Start Date for ALL
Summer Students
​July 3, 2017
​Move Into Summer Housing (8:30am-2pm) ​July 3, 2017

​HU Orientation

UCEAP Orientation

​July 3, 2017
​Summer courses begin ​July 4, 2017
​Summer program ​July3-27, 2017

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Israel Institute of Technology
Technion/Neubauer

2017-18

Event
Date
Spring Official Start Date Arrive on January 7, 2018
Mandatory Orientation January 8-9, 2018
Spring Semester March 6-June 23, 2018

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2016-17
Event
Date
Official Start Date for
Fall and Year Students
Arrive on July 28, 2016
Orientation July 29-July 30, 2016
6-Week Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) July 31-September 7, 2016
Fall Semester for OSP September 11-December 22, 2016
Fall Semester for BGU classes taught in Hebrew​ October 30, 2016-February 16, 2017​
Official Start Date for
Spring Students
Arrive on January 5, 2017
Mandatory Orientation January 6-7, 2017
6-Week Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) January 8-February 15, 2017
Spring Semester for OSP March 13-June 28, 2017
Spring Semester for BGU classes taught in Hebrew March 13-July 20, 2017

 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2016-17
Event
Date
**You may or may not be able to make arrangements for alternative final exams in order to depart no earlier than the evening of December 28.  You would need to take exams or submit final papers during the last week of classes.  Consult with the RIS director and staff after arrival.
Official Start Date for ALL
Fall and Year Students
August 29, 2016
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm) August 29, 2016
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) August 30-September 22, 2016
Workshop for DANCE students​ TBA​
Fall Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion
September 25, 2016-January 3, 2017**
Fall Semester for DanceJer. September 25, 2016-January 29, 2017
Fall Semester for Jer. Sounds/ArtJer./Jer. Film/Quant. Biology/DOME/JCLA​ September 25, 2016-January 29, 2017
Fall Semester for HU classes taught in Hebrew or English​ October 30, 2016-January 29, 2017
Official Start Date for ALL
Spring Students
January 23, 2017
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm) January 23, 2017
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) January 24-February 16, 2017
Spring Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion
February 19-June 7, 2017
Spring Semester for DanceJer./Jer. Sounds/ArtJer./Jer. Film/Quant. Biology/DOME/JCLA/JMCI February 19-June 28, 2017
Spring in Jerusalem (Honors) option February 19-June 28, 2017
Spring Semester for HU classes taught in Hebrew or English February 27-June 28, 2017

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Israel Institute of Technology
Technion/Neubauer

2016-17

Event
Date
Spring Official Start Date  Arrive on January 8, 2017
Mandatory Orientation  January 8-9, 2017
Internship  Janurary 9- March 12, 2017​
Spring academic Semester  March 20-July 31, 2017

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2015-16
Event
Date
**It may or may not be possible to make alternative arrangements for final exams and/or final papers with each professor if you wish to depart earlier in December.
Official Start Date for
Fall and Year Students
Arrive on July 30, 2015
Orientation July 31-August 1, 2015
6-Week Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) August 2-September 9, 2015
Fall Semester for OSP September 18-December 24, 2015**
Fall Semester for BGU classes taught in Hebrew​ October 25, 2015-February 11, 2016​
Official Start Date for
Spring Students
Arrive on January 7, 2016
Orientation January 8-9, 2016
6-Week Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) January 10-February 18, 2016
Spring Semester for OSP March 6-June 23, 2016
Spring Semester for BGU classes taught in Hebrew March 6-July 29, 2016

 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2015-16
Event
Date
**You may or may not be able to make arrangements for alternative final exams in order to depart earlier in December.  Consult with the RIS director and staff after arrival.
Official Start Date for ALL
Fall and Year Students
August 26, 2015
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm) August 26, 2015
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) August 27-September 24, 2015
Workshop for DANCE students​ TBA​
Fall Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion
October 11-December 24, 2015**
Fall Semester for DanceJer. October 11, 2015-January 15, 2016
Fall Semester for Jer. Sounds/ArtJer./Jer. Film/Quant. Biology/DOME/JCLA​ October 11, 2015-January 22, 2016​
Fall Semester for HU classes taught in Hebrew or English​ October 18, 2015-January 22, 2016​
Official Start Date for ALL
Spring Students
January 18, 2016
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm) January 18, 2016
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) January 19-February 15, 2016
Spring Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion
February 18-May 19, 2016
Spring Semester for DanceJer./Jer. Sounds/ArtJer./Jer. Film/Quant. Biology/DOME/JCLA/JMCI February 18-June 22, 2016
Spring in Jerusalem (Honors) option February 18-June 22, 2016
Spring Semester for HU classes taught in Hebrew or English February 25-at least June 29, 2016

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2014-15
Event
Date
**Make alternative arrangements for final exams and/or final papers with each professor if you wish to depart earlier in December.
Official Start Date for
Fall and Year Students
Arrive on July 24, 2014
Orientation July 25-26, 2014
6-Week Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) Julky 27-September 3, 2014
Fall Semester for OSP September 10-December 28, 2014**
Fall Semester for BGU classes taught in Hebrew​ October 26, 2014-February 13, 2015​
Official Start Date for
Spring Students
Arrive on January 8, 2015
Orientation January 9-10, 2015
6-Week Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) January 11-February 19, 2015
Spring Semester for OSP March 8-June 18, 2015
Spring Semester for BGU classes taught in Hebrew March 8-July 17, 2015

 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2014-15
Event
Date
**You may or may not be able to make arrangements for early final exams in order to depart in December.  Consult with the RIS director and staff after arrival.
Official Start Date for ALL
Fall and Year Students
September 1, 2014
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm) September 1, 2014
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) September 2-September 23, 2014
Workshop for DANCE students​ TBA​
Fall Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion
October 19, 2014-January 6, 2015**
Fall Semester for DanceJer./Jer. Sounds/ArtJer./Jer. Film/Quant. Biology/DOME/JCLA October 19, 2014-February 5, 2015
Fall Semester for HU classes taught in Hebrew or English​ October 26, 2014-February 5, 2015
(Final Exam date revised 9/22/2014)​
Official Start Date for ALL
Spring Students
January 20, 2015
Move Into Ulpan Housing (8:30am-2pm) January 20, 2015
Intensive Language Program (Ulpan) January 22-February 18, 2015
Spring Semester for Rothberg International School
incl Arabic Immersion
February 22-June 4, 2015
Spring Semester for DanceJer./Jer. Sounds/ArtJer./Jer. Film/Quant. Biology/DOME/JCLA/JMCI February 22-July 2, 2015
Spring in Jerusalem (Honors) option February 22-July 2, 2015
Spring Semester for HU classes taught in Hebrew or English March 1-at least July 26, 2015