University of Haifa International School Student Blog
First week of classes went great!
Starting with Hebrew. The teacher is gentle, encouraging and enthusiastic. We had a lot of fun together asking each other questions in Hebrew, writing questions on the board and getting to know the teacher and our classmates. It is one of the least intimidating and most interactive language classes that I’ve had.
At the University here we are allowed to audit different classes for the first two weeks before making a decision as to which ones to enroll in! This affords the opportunity to get a feel for the classes before making a semester long commitment. After Hebrew I’m planning to take “Media in War and Crisis” and “Economics of the Middle East”.
After class today I went Downtown to the Shuk (market). Wonderful experience! I’m really getting to be familiar with the area, the shops, and the people. I bought some humus, mint, avocado, parsley, lemon, peppers, tahinni, and spices, all for less then then $12 :)! Produce is so affordable here! The different shop owners pointed me in the direction to find exactly what I was looking for. Everyone welcomed me and helped me to feel right at home.
Sukhot begins in four days and we’ll have 9 days off from school. I’m planning to get out and do some serious sight seeing here in Haifa. I’ll let all of you know how that goes.