The academic year at the Arava Institute is divided into two semesters. 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.
CALENDAR FOR 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
FALL 2020 PROGRAM 11 NOVEMBER, 2020 – 8 JANUARY, 2021
SPRING SEMESTER 2021 8 FEBRUARY, 2021 – 10 JUNE, 2021
Fall 2020 Program
In response to global COVID-19-related restrictions, an alternative 2-months immersive program will be run, consisting of four accredited courses and additional campus life programming. For more information please contact Cathie Granit.
Spring semester 2021
February 8, 2021 First Day of spring semester 2021
February 8-13 Orientation
February 25-26 Purim (Jewish Holiday)
March 28-5 April Passover Vacation (No class)
April 8 National Holocaust memorial day
April 12 Start of Ramadan
April 14 National Memorial Day (No class)
April 15 National Independence Day (No class)
May 12 Eid Al Fitr – End of Ramadan (No class)
June 10, 2021 Last day of spring semester 2021 11