What has changed in the realm of German and European relations in terms of the Jewish and Israeli experience since 1945? The Haifa Center for German and European Studies (HCGES) is a joint venture of the University of Haifa and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst). Together, these entities offer an interdisciplinary program that enables students to better understand Germany, Europe, and the European Union.
The program is designed to facilitate an “area studies” model and features a combination of many fields of study, including law, political science, economics, environmental studies, geography, literature, history, and sociology. While in the program, students will develop strong proficiency of the German language through 4-8 hours per week of study. The program has a thesis and non-thesis track and can be completed in 1 or 2 years.
Finally, the program includes an optional (but highly recommended) study tour to Germany and other European nations. The tour centers on a theme, which is different each year. While on tour, students have the opportunity to visit sites and institutions in the EU that are relevant to their coursework.
The University of Haifa is the only comprehensive research university in Northern Israel, which is also known as the most pluralistic university in the country. Students will share the hallways and classrooms with 18,000 students, including Jews, Christians, Muslim Arabs, Druze, Bedouins, as well immigrants and native Israelis. The university offers many extra-curricular activities such as tours of ecological and cultural sites and a wide array of volunteer opportunities on and off campus.
Duration: 1 year
Age Group: Post College
Program dates and tuitions (before significant grants & scholarships are applied)
October - $9,780SEE IF YOU QUALIFY