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 8-19 Quarantine for international students (if required. For questions please contact the Admissions Coordinator.)
February 22 First day of Spring Semester
February 22-24 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