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Study Abroad

Learn about Jewish History and Jewish Innovation

Through UCR's Study Abroad programs, we send students every year to study in Israel. Want to learn Hebrew in an immersive environment, then why not go to Ulpan at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem or at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev? Or if you prefer the beach, why not take classes at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa?

Check out these programs in Israel including study and internships offered through the University of California:

Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev: The number one university choice for Israeli undergraduate students, Ben-Gurion University in Beersheva is a leader in sustainable development, environmental studies, global health, and Israel studies.

Israel Institute of Technology • Technion/Neubauer: Enjoy a unique and prestigious opportunity to do an internship and also choose courses from three tracks: Engineering & Science, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Pre-Med/Pre-Health.

The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem: A flexible, interdisciplinary program comprising Hebrew language, Jewish studies, Israel or Middle East studies, and a diverse range of other courses spanning the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

 If you are planning to study abroad, be sure to apply for our Jewry and Innovation Research Grant.

Technion Class, Haifa

Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa


 Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba


Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Capernaum Synagogue, Galilee 

Capernaum Synagogue in the Galilee where Jesus first preached the gospel.


 Ghazali residence Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem

 Imam Ghazali residence behind al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem where Ghazali began writing his masterpiece The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn).

Isaiah Dead Sea Scroll

President Obama inspecting the Isaiah Dead Sea Scroll at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.


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