Middlebury offers courses in both Modern and Classical Hebrew, allowing students the opportunity to explore the languages of the Bible and later classical Jewish literature as well as the Hebrew written and spoken in Israel today.
During the academic year, the Hebrew Program at Middlebury has courses at the beginning and intermediate levels and in advanced independent studies; the Brandeis University-Middlebury School of Hebrew held at Middlebury during the summer offers courses at all levels. Study abroad is available through our C.V. Starr-Middlebury School at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel.
Though Hebrew courses may be taken as electives, there are several ways to incorporate them into academic programs. For example, students can pursue a minor in either Classical or Modern Hebrew, a major in International Studies with a focus on the Middle East (using Modern Hebrew as the primary or secondary language), or a minor in Jewish Studies. Hebrew can also be integrated into majors in such departments as Religion and Literary Studies.