This session allows students to further explore the country by spending full semester in Israel! Students will use our campus to interact with the local community of Hod HaSharon, learn the language through our Hebrew course offerings, experience basic training at an IDF army base, go on a four-day hiking adventure from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee (Yam LeYam) as well as undergo a meaningful journey through Poland, discovering the history of Polish Jewish life and the destructive impact of the Holocaust. We offer the most unique and engaging program for students to study abroad in Israel for a full semester, using the land as a classroom.
As in all sessions, the AMHSI flagship core curriculum, an engaging review of Israel and 4,000 years of Jewish history, is the guiding force of our Semester in Israel program. Students also take a full semester of general studies courses.
Below is an example of a typical class day on campus. When you study abroad in Israel, the school week ranges from Sunday – Friday morning.
Typical Class Day (Sunday – Thursday)
|6:45 AM||Wake up call|
|7:00 AM||Cafeteria opens|
|8:00 AM||Core history class, including a 30-45 minute break|
|10:30 AM||General studies classes (dependent on number of courses)|
|1:30 PM||General studies classes (dependent on number of courses)|
|6:00 PM||Dinner, study time and free time|
|10:00 PM||Curfew on campus (in|
|10:00/30 PM||Curfew in dorm (10 PM – group meeting, 10:30 PM – otherwise)|
|11:00 PM||In room, prepare for lights out|
|11:30 PM||Lights out|
On Fridays, classes end at 12:30 PM. There is either a Core History unit test or General Studies classes.
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Below is the schedule on a typical tiyyul (field trip) day. A normal week has two tiyyul (field trip) days: Tuesday and Wednesday. When there are three, it is generally on Sunday.
Typical Tiyyul (Field Trip) Day
|5:45 AM||Wake up call|
|7:15 AM||Bus departs campus|
|-Study and/or hike on-site
-Study and/or hike on-site
|6:00 PM||Return to campus for dinner and evening like on regular day or
DOTS (dinner on the streets)
|8:00 PM||Return to campus and free time|
|10:00 PM||Curfew on campus|
|11:30 PM||Lights out|
Weekends are either open weekends off campus – students must arrange in advance with the program a place to stay – or organized trips by the program.
Check out the tiyyulim (field trips) of the core curriculum in our semester in Israel.
AMHSI semester participants receive high school credit and a transcript for the core history class as well as for their general studies classes. Eligible students can also receive up to six transferable college credits from the University of Miami.
“During my semester with Muss, my life was redirected. We returned home knowledgable and proud of Israel and being Jewish. More than that, Muss taught us to take action for what we believe in today.” -Brooke Feldman, Spring 2008
|Program||Depart Date||Return Date||Early Bird Tuition||Early Bird Savings||Standard Tuition||Early Bird Deadline|
|Fall 2017||Aug 27, 2017||Dec 29, 2017||$14,950||$750||$15,700||Feb 27, 2017|
|Spring 2018||Jan. 28, 2018||Jun. 1, 2018||$14,950||$750||$15,700||Jul. 28, 2017|
|Fall 2018||Aug. 26, 2018||Dec. 25, 2018||$14,950||$750||$15,700||Feb 26, 2018|
***Tuition does NOT include roundtrip airfare between US and Israel.
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