Learning The Basics
REQUIRED PREPARATORY COURSES
The Raphael Recanati International School curriculum includes preparatory courses prior to the beginning of the academic year in order to help students obtain the math and English language skills necessary to succeed in their studies. Business Administration students are required to complete a preparatory course in math. Students for whom English is a second language, or who studied at a high school at which English was not the primary language of instruction, must take the English preparatory course. Students who earn the required grade on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or on equivalent tests such as: IELTS (International English Language Testing System); Pearson Test; Israeli Psychometric Entrance Exam; or the Israeli high school five-point matriculation exam in English – may request an exemption.
The orientation program provides first-year students with opportunities to meet one another, get acquainted with the academic and administrative staff, check out the campus facilities and explore the Herzliya area. The orientation program includes various social activities, information sessions regarding administration and the use of the campus facilities and an overnight excursion that is pure fun. This
week is a vital part of the IDC Herzliya experience and is an effective way to ease into campus life. Participation of all first year students is mandatory.
During the academic year, students can take elective courses in Hebrew for credit as part of their studies at the Raphael Recanati International School. Students interested in doing so will be given placement test and divided into classes based on their test results. Classes are designed to help students feel comfortable using Hebrew.
The six week, intensive RRIS Summer Hebrew Ulpan allows IDC students to learn Hebrew during the summer vacation. The Ulpan is run in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Absorption and offers six levels of intensive Hebrew instruction. The RRIS Summer Hebrew Ulpan is not eligible for university credit.