This program is for students who want to explore international relations, psychology, Middle Eastern Studies, and peace and conflict studies, and develop Hebrew or Arabic skills. Students primarily choose courses within humanities and social sciences taught in English, in addition to learning Hebrew and/or Arabic. Students with advanced Hebrew skills can enroll in regular University of Haifa courses with special permission.
A specialized honors program in Peace and Conflict Studies offer a unique opportunity for serious students to combine focused coursework with practical research and internship projects.
Psychology Track: A small cohort of students works with faculty members on a variety of research projects, covering a range of questions in psychology that are applied to Israel and the Middle East. Students also participate in mentored research projects with a University of Haifa faculty member.
Peace and Conflict Studies Honors Program: A small cohort of students focuses on cultural, economic, educational, historical, political, psychological, religious, and social aspects of conflict resolution and peace efforts, and examines issues from intra-state, regional, and international perspectives.
Haifa’s multi-faceted communities provide a unique backdrop for studying international relations, psychology, Middle Eastern Studies, and peace and conflict studies. A busy international port city, Haifa is known for its fast-growing high-tech industry, and ethnic and religious diversity. World center of the Bahá'í faith, Haifa’s cultural tapestry also includes Christian and Muslim communities, the neighboring Druze villages of Usifiya and Daliat-el-Carmel, and Jewish communities.
For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: International Relations in Haifa.
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