University of Oregon

CIEE: International Studies, Psychology, Peace, and Conflict Studies in Haifa

Program Overview

The program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum which will enable you to choose courses from different fields and disciplines, primarily within humanities and social sciences in addition to learning Hebrew and/or Arabic language. The specialized Psychology and Peace and Conflict Studies Honors Programs offer unique opportunities for serious students to combine focused coursework in these areas with practical research and internship projects. If you do not want to apply for these special Honors programs you may choose to combine intensive language courses with elective courses in a variety of subjects.

Students participating in the general program enroll in one language course plus three elective courses. 

Students who are accepted into the Honors Psychology program enroll in the required International Perspectives on Psychology Seminar course, Mentored Independent Research course, either Hebrew or Arabic language, plus one additional Psychology elective course.

Students who are accepted into the Honors Peace and Conflict Studies program enroll in the required Honors Seminar course, either Hebrew or Arabic language, and two elective courses offered through the Peace and Conflict Studies program. One of these electives may be an Internship.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: International Studies, Psychology, Peace, and Conflict Studies

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  • Completion of the GEO application process.
  • Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Please Note: A U.S. Department of State Travel Warning is in effect for this program’s location. You may be required to complete additional steps within your study abroad application. Please schedule an appointment with your GEO advisor to discuss this. For more information on the Travel Warning, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html

Additional Requirements

  • 3.20 or above for Honors Programs.
  • Psychology Honors Program: two courses beyond introductory level in psychology.
  • Peace and Conflict Honors Programs: two courses beyond introductory level in International relations, peace and conflict studies, political science, Middle East studies, or law.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20173/1/2017mid-Octoberearly January
Academic Year2017-20183/1/2017mid-Octoberlate May
Spring Semester20189/15/2017mid-Februarylate May

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.