Hebrew and Israeli Culture Program

The Hebrew and Israeli Culture Program (HICP) is an academic and social program which gives students full immersion into the language and culture of Israel. The range of classes offered are extremely unique to the Hebrew University and which you cannot study anywhere else. In addition to 10–14 weekly hours of Hebrew language instruction, students will take, in both Hebrew (at their level) and English, a wide range of “immersion courses” in Israeli Politics, Culture, History and Society. They will also have the option of taking an introductory-level course, in such areas as Psychology, Business Administration, Maths, International Relations, Middle East History, Archaeology, and much more. Students also get to tour Israel on such trips as the famous Sea to Sea trail, and spend a Shabbat at Masada.
Students live in shared apartment near Jerusalem’s city center.


The program provides a head start for students! Several courses are accredited (including the intensive Hebrew Language studies), and upon completion of the program, students will be able to receive a transcript which can be used to obtain transfer credits for their universities in Australia

Masa Israel Subsidies

This program is eligible for Masa Israel subsidies. Click here for more information.

Dates: August - January or January - May or August - May
Length: 4 or 9 months
Age Group: 17 - 19
Gender: MF
Religious Affiliation: None
Flights: Excluded
Accommodation: Included
Meals: Excluded