Dear future students,


At the dawn of the 2009-2010 academic year, the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya will be in the midst of implementing the strategic plans for its future. Over the past 15 years, our schools and research institutes have won international recognition while our alumni have taken impressive steps toward changing the face of Israeli society. We will be building upon these accomplishments and expanding our academic programs and activities to exciting new heights. The members of the eighth class of the Raphael Recanati International School will be joining one of the leading academic institutions in Israel.

An era of renewal is taking shape within Israeli society. Joining IDC Herzliya now means being a part of this fascinating process, which will infuse a commitment to constitutional and governmental reform as well as economic growth; will address the challenges presented by new media technology; and will reevaluate Israel’s diplomatic strategy and policies as well as the country’s social and moral agenda – all of which are intrinsic to our academic mission.

IDC Herzliya has led this academic avant-garde movement since its inception. We combine the study of theory with real-world experience. Our educational method is based on an interdisciplinary approach, information technology and openness to the international horizon. Our outlook, which is rooted in the concepts of freedom and responsibility, emphasizes initiative and leadership alongside community service. International students will benefit  from this focus in addition to an all-encompassing introduction to the State of Israel and its scenery, history and roots.

I am convinced that everyone who joins us from abroad will obtain an excellent education and will also develop meaningful friendships with students from Israel and dozens of other countries – an experience that will accompany them for the rest of their lives.


Prof. Uriel Reichman
President and Founder of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya