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4.19 / 5 based on 8 reviews
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Terrible if youíre disabled
Paul
Israel, Masters
University of Haifa
1.0/5
Overall
1) The dorms and school are not accessible for people with limited mobility and use a wheel chair. If you require a wheel chair, try a different school because one has to climb a lot of stairs to get from the dorm section of campus to the classroom section and one canít access any dorms if they are in a wheel chair because there are stairs everywhere in the dorm section.

2) There is no written language support specialist on staff for people with a written language deficit. I had to spend 800 ILS a month on private tutors when I got the same thing for free at my American institutes I went to for my undergraduate and masterís.

3) If you, due to a disability, need extra time to get a degree that involves writing, try a different country. Israel allows a maximum of three years to do a PhD which often takes at least four in pretty much any other country in the world. 

4) Donít do the Ulpan Etzion associated with University of Haifa. They donít allow disabled people to take tests via alternate means if the test taker is unable to write which basically means that you can only do the first level

5) The quality of a PhD education in Israel when it comes to the classes is a joke. In my MA classes in the states, I read a book per class. At the PhD programs at University of Haifa, I only read three to four 30 or so page articles per class and I only had to take four classes for the entire degree.

6) On the bright side, the stipends for PhD students are insanely generous (in part because they were tax free). As someone with no dependents, I never worried about money even with me paying a thousand shekels a month for medical bills. I also got travel funding which I used to do research in Europe and that trip is probably the best times I had in my life. Also, if I didnít have such a rotten experience at University of Haifa (I got kicked out due to disabilities two different times almost exactly a year apart), I would have wanted to never live anywhere other than Haifa for my entire life.
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Pros
Great city, generous stipends
Cons
They treat disabled people as sources for papers but not as students.
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Haifa is the prettiest city in Israel
John
Germany, Undergraduate
Business Studies
University of Haifa
5.0/5
Overall
I had a very sweet time in Haifa! I made lasting friendships with persons that I am still in contact with today :)  My professors were very interested in my personal development. We went on field trips, I was an extra in a movie, the food was great and Jerusalem Rocks!
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Pros
The Beach, the museums, the Vegan food, the diversity, the Israeli people!!!
Cons
It is really sunny, so if you have sensitive skin you should wear sunscreen lotion
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Juliana
Boston University, Boston, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Haifa
5.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
A little bit of Hebrew!
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
4
Campus life
4
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Let the abroad students have more fun!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Travel as much as you can. Meet as many people as you can.
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