Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

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 THE 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 ACADEMIC YEARS

FALL 2023           4 SEPTEMBER, 2023 – 4 JANUARY, 2024

SPRING 2024     5 FEBRUARY, 2024 – 6 JUNE, 2024

FALL 2024           2 SEPTEMBER, 2024 – 2 JANUARY, 2025

SPRING 2025     10 FEBRUARY, 2025 – 11 JUNE, 2025


Fall Semester 2023

September 4Fall 2023 semester begins
September 5-9Orientation
September 16-17Rosh Hashana: Jewish New Year (no class)
September 24Eve of Yom Kippur: Jewish Holiday (no class)
September 25 Yom Kippur: Jewish Holiday (no class)
October 1-6Succoth: Jewish Holiday (classes as usual)
December 7-14Hannukah
December 24Christmas Eve (no class)
December 25Christmas Day (no class)
January 4Last day of the semester

*Some events may be subject to changes