Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

The academic year at the Arava Institute is divided into two semesters of approximately 15 weeks each. The fall semester conventionally begins in September/ October – January and the spring semester from February – June.

The Arava Semester/Study Abroad Program is a full time residential program. The academic week is from Sunday to Thursday. Classes typically meet twice a week for a period of 90 minutes. Periodically there are workshops or seminars on a weekend, either Friday or Saturday.


Academic Calendar for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Academic Years

 

Fall Semester 2016         18 September 2016 – 12 January 2017
Spring Semester 2017     14 February 2017 – 15 June 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2017         10 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 11 JANUARY 2018
SPRING SEMESTER 2018     12 FEBRUARY 2018 – 14 JUNE 2018

detailed CALENDAR 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

Spring semester 2017

February 14 First Day of Semester
February 14-18 Orientation Program
February 19 First Day of Class
March 12 Purim Jewish Religious Holiday
April 9-17 Passover Vacation ( no class )
April 24 Holocaust Memorial Day
May 1 Israeli Remembrance Day ( no class )
May 2 Israeli Independence Day ( no class )
May 27 Start of Ramadan holiday ( no class )
June 4-12 Final Exams
June 13-15 Program Wrap-Up
June 15 Last Day of Semester
June 19-July18 Optional partner program: Green Apprenticeship