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Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel (Exchange)

Please note that because IDC Herzliya’s fall semester overlaps with UConn’s spring semester, students can only participate in this exchange either for the entire academic year or spring semester.
The Program
IDC Herzliya is a private, autonomous, not-for-profit and non-government-subsidized institution of higher education that strives for interdisciplinary learning, cultivates scientific and professional excellence, and imbues its students with a broad cultural background and a vision that has international horizons.
According to the vision of the Founding President – Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC Herzliya was established in 1994 to be a university that will cultivate freedom of thought, research, and self-realization.
The academic year at IDC Herzliya is divided into two semesters, each with 14 weeks of teaching:
• the fall semester begins immediately following the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (usually around mid-October) and runs through the end of January
• the spring semester begins in mid-February and lasts until mid-June

The Academics
IDC Herzliya is unique in its educational methods, which are based on an interdisciplinary approach, teaching of information technology and global markets. They combine theory with real world experience and provide students with proficiencies. Their basic outlook, which is rooted in the twin concepts of individual freedom and responsibility, emphasizes student entrepreneurship and leadership alongside commitment to community service. Courses are available in Business, Government, Communications, Economics, Psychology, and Sustainability. Each course is worth between 2-4 credits. A two credit course meets 90 minutes per week over the course of the academic semester. The normal course load for IDC students is 5-8 courses for one semester, depending on the number of credits.
Students who are unfamiliar with the Israeli education system may find aspects different from what they are used to. It is essential to familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures governing academic coursework and research at IDC Herzliya as you will be responsible for complying with them. As academic life is the heart of the university, these policies and procedures are very strictly enforced and respected among the university community.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

The Experience
IDC offers rented apartments near campus for exchange students through their Housing department. IDC Herzliya encourages students to be active in a wide range of areas in addition to their studies, and offers a variety of community service projects for student participation. IDC Herzliya also offers a variety of social activities to enrich student life, always striving to focus on the wellbeing of the individual student.

Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Herzliya, Israel
  • Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 03/11/2018 06/22/2018
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Social Sciences, Business, Economics, Humanities
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3