Specialized Interests & Hobbies

Specialized Interests and Hobbies

Israel by Design gives you the chance to spice up your program with a wide variety of specialized courses that suit your interests and hobbies. You could add weekly activities, or spend a whole month focusing on special interest courses – as always, the choice is yours.

Your Israel by Design program is a time to experiment and to try something completely new, or go with what you know and develop skills and hobbies you already have. Our Israel by Design team will find the most appropriate way to combine your special interest courses with your daily schedule – just like in a recipe; it’s all about how you combine the different ingredients in the right way for the tastiest dish.

Most special interest courses you will take in Israel will, of course, be offered in Hebrew. It will be another great way for you to improve and use the Hebrew you learn in Ulpan. There are also some courses that are offered in English. The Israel by Design staff will be able to tell you all the details of any courses you may be interested in taking.

*Here is a list of just a few of the many special interest courses you can add to your program:

  • Hang-gliding and parasailing (two week course)
  • Dance – Israeli, Tap, Ballet, Jazz or Salsa
  • Surfing
  • Scuba Diving (one week course)
  • Yoga/Tai-Chi/Meditation
  • Fashion Design
  • Drama & Theatre
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Languages – Spanish, Russian, Yiddish, Arabic, French and many others
  • Cooking – Sushi, Tapas, Israeli…etc.
  • Martial Arts – Judo, Karate, Thai boxing, Krav Maga

*As always, these are just a few examples of the many options we offer, to get you thinking about what kind of special interest course might interest you. Our Israel by Design team will do their very best to find exactly the right course in the right location and at the right time for you. Not all special interest courses will be available everywhere.