In 2014, subject to final approval, Dartmouth is set to launch a Fall Semester exchange program in Hebrew and Israeli Studies with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Rothberg School of International Studies). Dartmouth students will study and dorm on the University's stunning Mt. Scopus campus, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem and the Judean Desert.
Participants will take two courses in Hebrew language and three electives (taught in English) from a range of courses in Israeli cultural and social studies and Hebrew cultural history. Up to four courses can count toward Dartmouth transfer credit.
(NB: Transfer credit can not be used in fulfilment of the Dartmouth language requirement.)
For Hebrew language placement for the exchange, Dartmouth students should take a self-administered placement test provided at the Hebrew University website. Most Dartmouth students are likely to be placed in Level Bet, or occasionally in Level Gimel.
The Hebrew University's 2014 Fall semester runs October 19 to January 1, with exams scheduled to enable students to be back in Dartmouth for Winter Quarter.
Preference will be given to applicants with one year of Hebrew language at Dartmouth. Cumulative GPA minimum: 3.0. Applications must be submitted to Dartmouth by February 1. Two recommendations are needed, one or both from a faculty member who has taught you; the other can also be from an undergraduate dean. All documents requested by the Hebrew University must be submitted by the date specified on their website http://overseas.huji.ac.il/ Participants should also check whether they need an Israeli visa.
There is the additional (non-credit) opportunity, strictly optional, of taking the Rothberg School's four or eight week intensive Hebrew course in the August-September leading up to the fall semester.
Tuition for the semester is to be paid to Dartmouth. Dorm charges ($2385 for the fall semester as of 2013) are paid directly to the Hebrew University; so too tuition for the option of summer Hebrew (Ulpan) studies. There is no meal plan requirement.
Upon completion of the exchange, the exchange coordinator at the host institution will forward the transcript to the Office of the Registrar, Dartmouth College. Future transcripts of exchange program grades may be obtained from the Hebrew University.
For more information, contact the exchange coordinator, Professor Lewis Glinert, and visit the Off Campus Programs web site.
You may also visit the Hebrew University Rothberg School website: http://overseas.huji.ac.il/
or call their New York Office of Academic Affairs at 212-607-8520