18-Week Semester in Israel

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18-Week Semester in Israel

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18-Week Semester in Israel

Study abroad in Israel!
Study abroad in Israel!

Study abroad in Israel!

The 18-week semester session is for students who are looking for a more immersive experience and a chance to study for a full semester in Israel!
This session allows students to further explore Israel by spending an additional ten weeks in the country!  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.
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 the program.  Students also take a full semester of general studies courses.

Below is an example of a typical class day on campus.  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)
12:30 PM Lunch
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.
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
6:45 AM Breakfast
7:15 AM Bus departs campus
  -Study and/or hike on-site
-Lunch on-site
-Study and/or hike on-site
6:00 PM Return to campus for dinner and evening like on regular dayor
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.
Click here for a description of the tiyyulim (field trips) of the core curriculum.
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
18-Week Semester Session Dates & Fees
 
Program Departure Date Return  Date Early Bird Tuition Early Bird Discount Standard
Tuition
Early Bird Deadline
Fall 2015 Aug 25, 2015 Dec 31, 2015 $14,950 $750 $15,700 Feb 24, 2015
Spring 2016 Jan 24, 2016 May 27, 2016 $14,950 $750 $15,700 Sep 25, 2015
Fall 2016 Aug 28, 2016 Dec 30, 2016 $14,950 $750 $15,700 Feb 29, 2016
Spring 2017 Jan. 22, 2017 May 25, 2017 $14,950 $750 $15,700 Jul. 22, 2016
Fall 2017 Aug. 27, 2017 Dec. 29, 2017 $14,950 $750 $15,700 Feb 27, 2017
 
***Tuition does NOT include roundtrip airfare between US and Israel.