Beyond the Classroom

HOUSING:  In Jerusalem, students live in the modern Scopus Student Village, adjacent to the Hebrew University’s Mt. Scopus campus. Each student receives a private air-conditioned bedroom in a suite with four other bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom facilities. Reasonably-priced meals and snacks may be purchased on campus or nearby. ORT Braude’s dormitories are modern, spacious, and comfortable. Study abroad students live alongside Israeli students. The college cafeteria offers reasonably priced meals throughout the day.
Students must have a valid health insurance policy for the duration of their studies in Israel. It is recommended thatstudents purchase insurance coverage through the program. Students may, however, extend their family health or home university coverage provided that they ensure that these policies are valid in Israel. In addition, trained medics are available around the clock at the ORT Braude campus.
The safety and security of the students is taken very seriously. All students receive a comprehensive security orientation upon their arrival. At both the Hebrew University and ORT Braude, guards and security teams are on duty around the clock. All student activities, on and off campus, meet the strictest security requirements.
On both campuses, learning facilities are spacious and comfortable, and equipped with today’s most advanced technology. Computerized libraries, up-to-date laboratories and computer labs are available, and Wifi access is widely available.
The Lerner Family Indoor Sports Complex, located near the Scopus Student Village, includes a semi-Olympic swimming pool, sauna, gym, weight room, spinning studio and aerobic fitness center. Adjacent to the complex are ten tennis courts. Monthly memberships can be purchased at a discounted rate.ORT Braude’s modern sports facilities include a gym that features aerobic and weight-training machines, as well as tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. Use of the sport facilities is free.