The academic year at the Arava Institute is divided into two semesters. The fall semester conventionally runs from September to January and the spring semester from February to 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 2022-2023 AND 2023-2024 ACADEMIC YEARS
SPRING 2023 13 FEBRUARY, 2023 – 15 JUNE, 2023
FALL 2023 5 SEPTEMBER, 2023 – 4 JANUARY, 2024
SPRING 2024 5 FEBRUARY, 2024 – 10 JUNE, 2024
Fall Semester 2023
Fall 2023 semester begins
|September 16-17||Rosh Hashana: Jewish New Year (no class)|
|Eve of Yom Kippur: Jewish Holiday (no class)|
Yom Kippur: Jewish Holiday (no class)
|Succoth: Jewish Holiday (classes as usual)|
|Christmas Eve (no class)|
Christmas Day (no class)
|January 4||Last day of the semester|
*Some events may be subject to changes