Haifa is the technology hub of northern Israel and a picturesque mix of people and cultures. Students in the Israeli & Middle Eastern Studies Program spend a semester or year at the University of Haifa, considered one of the most pluralistic institutions of higher learning in the country. The program combines language study with other coursework and excursions in Israel. There are also internship opportunities; past placements have included such fields as medical services, archaeology, education, public relations, social work, conflict resolution, and women’s studies.