The 8-week session allows students to receive the full AMHSI experience over a shorter period of time – this is the classic AMHSI session!
This session allows students to take full advantage of all AMHSI has to offer with the added flexibility of fully reintegrating into their home school courses at the program’s end. Students will study AMHSI’s flagship core curriculum, an engaging review of Israel and 4,000 years of Jewish history, in addition to taking their general studies courses.
The intensity of the 8-week session is its advantage. Over two months, students undergo a meaningful journey through the history, culture, language and geology of Israel to discover their heritage and roots, making friendships and memories that last a lifetime!
Below is an example of a typical class day on campus. In Israel, the school week ranges from Sunday – Friday morning.
Typical Class Day (Sunday – Thursday)
|6:45 AM||Wake up call|
|7:00 AM||Cafeteria opens|
|8:00 AM||Core history class, including a 30-45 minute break|
|1:30 PM||General studies classes (dependent on number of course)|
|6:00 PM||Dinner, study time and free time|
|10:00 PM||Curfew on campus (in|
|10:00/30 PM||Curfew in dorm (10 PM – group meeting, 10:30 PM – otherwise)|
|11:00 PM||In room, prepare for lights out|
|11:30 PM||Lights out|
On Fridays, classes end at 12:30 PM. There is either a Core History unit test or General Studies classes.
Below is the schedule on a typical tiyyul (field trip) day. A normal week has two tiyul (field trip) days: Tuesday and Wednesday. When there are three, it is generally on Sunday.
Typical Tiyyul (Field Trip) Day
|5:45 AM||Wake up call|
|7:15 AM||Bus departs campus|
|-Study and/or hike on-site
-Study and/or hike on-site
|6:00 PM||Return to campus for dinner and evening like on regular day or
DOTS (dinner on the streets)
|8:00 PM||Return to campus and free time|
|10:00 PM||Curfew on campus|
|11:30 PM||Lights out|
Weekends are either open weekends off campus – students must arrange in advance with the school a place to stay – or organized trips by the school.
Click here for a description of the tiyyulim (field trips) of the core curriculum.
AMHSI 8-week participants receive high school credit and a transcript for the core history course as well as for their general studies classes. Eligible students can also receive up to six transferable college credits from the University of Miami.
*Students who participate in the 8-week session are eligible for Birthright!
**Updated rates indicated below, effective as of August 14th, 2018**
|Session||Depart Date||Return Date||Tuition||Early Bird A: Deadline
|Early Bird B: Deadline
|September 2018||Sept. 12, 2018||Nov. 9, 2018||$9,980|
|December 2018||Nov. 27, 2018||Jan. 22, 2019||$9,980|
|February 2019||Jan. 29, 2019||Mar. 26, 2018||$9,980||Jul. 29, 2018|
|April 2019||Apr. 29, 2019||Jun. 25, 2019||$9,980||Oct. 29, 2018|
|October 2019||Oct. 2, 2019||Nov. 29, 2019||$7,980||Oct. 2, 2018||Apr. 2, 2019|
|December 2019||Dec. 3, 2019||Jan. 28, 2020||$9,980||Dec. 3, 2018||Jun. 3, 2019|
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