Follow a degree abroad in Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world, and enjoy a safe and welcoming environment. International students from over 60 countries choose Jerusalem, as the city is home to one of Israel’s leading universities that plan to prepare students into becoming leading professionals in their field of study and to meet the needs of the globalised society. Jerusalem universities are also famous due to integrating world-class research programmes with impressive results and discoveries in many disciplines. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, although, under international law, the status of the city is not internationally recognised as the capital. Jerusalem is located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea.
Jerusalem has a stable and flourishing economy. The main industries are: high technology, education, health, social services, hospitality, tourism, energy.
Major employers in Jerusalem include: Intel, Cisco, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, IBM, Mobileye, Johnson and Johnson, Medtronic, PwC, Orange, Bank of Israel.
International students can choose internship options from a variety of organizations, private companies, government institutions or NGOs. In most cases, a good knowledge of English is required, but sometimes background in Arabic or Hebrew is needed.
The Holy city of Jerusalem, also known as ‘The City of Gold’, is definitely a unique place that will make you marvel constantly at its beauties and at the numerous cultural and religious sites you will find here.
Some of the most important landmarks of Jerusalem are:
Among other important attractions that are worth visiting are: the Cenacle (located on Mount Zion), believed to be the site of Jesus' Last Supper, Mount of Olives, the Rockefeller Museum (in East Jerusalem) .
You can enjoy sport events, football and basketball matches and an annually international marathon.
Although not having a thriving night life, in Jerusalem, you can find many pubs, music bars, or cafés. You can savour any dish you can imagine in one of the numerous restaurants, including European, Ethiopian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern foods.
If you are curious about seeing more of Israel, take a trip to Tel Aviv, only about an hour away by car or by train. Closer than Tel Aviv, you can make a visit to Bethlehem, the hills of Judea, Samaria or the Dead Sea.
Jerusalem is home to large Arab communities, but the city also counts French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, and Ukrainian immigrants. Because Jerusalem is one of the world’s greatest touristic attractions due to its religious legacy, it is constantly visited by tourists, coming from every country in the world.
As the whole Israel has one of the strongest economies in Southwest Asia and is an economic powerhouse in the Middle East, specifically Jerusalem, the capital, is considered an attractive spot for international business or foreign investment. For this reason, many multinational companies have set a local office here.
In Jerusalem, you will experience hot, dry summers, and mild, wet winters. Snow usually occurs only once or twice during winter. January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of 9 °C (48 °F). Summer months are usually dry, with no rains. July and August are the hottest months, with an average temperature of 24°C (76 °F). Rainfalls are mostly recorded between October and May.