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 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
SPRING SEMESTER 2019 12 FEBRUARY 2019 – 13 JUNE 2019
Spring semester 2019
February 12 Start of spring 2019 semester
March 20-21 Purim (No class)
April 19-26 Passover vacation (No class)
May 1 Holocaust memorial day
May 5 Start of Ramadan (No class)
May 8 Yom Hazikaron: Remembrance Day (No class)
May 9 Yom HaAtzmot: Independence Day (No class)
June 5 End of Muslim Ramadan holiday
June 9 Shavuot (No class)
June 13 Last day of spring 2019 semester