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Polis offers a wide variety of programs, both at our campus in Jerusalem and in other locations around the world. In Jerusalem we have our flagship academic programs which allow students to pursue their studies over one year, or two, in a variety of disciplines. Twice a year, in fall and spring, we also run our four-month long language courses. In summer we have shorter intensive language courses.

Since its inception Polis has had a global outlook and has worked with many academics and institutions around the world. These fruitful relationships are the basis of many of our International Programs and Online Programs

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At the Crossroad of Cultures

Western Civilization has developed around two principal sources: the Judeo-Christian tradition and the Helleno-Roman culture. Over centuries, these sources have shaped our cultural vision and greatly contributed to the building of our modern world. In our multicultural ever-changing environment, many of us long to become more acquainted with our own heritage, with the roots and the growth of Western thought.

The Living Method

Jerusalem, the city of the Bible, the cradle of monotheism, and the melting pot of the Semitic and Hellenistic heritages, is a unique place to discover the roots of our civilization through the study of languages. The Polis Institute is currently the only place in the world where a student can study ancient and modern Middle Eastern and ancient Western languages, all as living languages.

The Polis Method

Back to the Source

Most of the writings from Ancient and Medieval times can only be read in their original language. They have never been translated into any modern language. Furthermore, many specialists in the Humanities lack full command of ancient languages. It becomes increasingly difficult to find translators of ancient texts or even a scientific article where the author quotes a text from Antiquity that has never been translated into any modern language before. Hence, 21st century individuals finds themselves estranged from their cultural roots.

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Program NameEnrollmentLocationCategoryTermLength
2023 - Σύνοδος ἑλληνική - Synodos hellènikèClosedFront Royal, VirginiaLanguage CourseSummer5 Days
Ancient Greek Fall 2023OpenJerusalemLanguage CourseFall4 Months
Ancient Greek Fall 2023 ONLINE OnlineOpenOnlineLanguage CourseFall4 Months
Ancient Philology - One-Year ProgramOpenJerusalemOne Year programFall, Spring1 Year
Ancient Philology - Third-Party Accredited MAOpenJerusalemGraduate ProgramFall, Spring2 Years
Biblical Hebrew Fall 2023OpenJerusalemLanguage CourseFall4 Months
Certificate in Second Language Teaching MethodologyOpenJerusalemMethodologyFall, Spring1 Year
Classical Philology - One-Year ProgramOpenJerusalemOne Year programFall, Spring1 Year
Classical Syriac Fall 2023 ONLINE OnlineClosedOnlineLanguage CourseFall4 Months
Fluency in Ancient GreekOpenJerusalemFluency ProgramFall, Spring2 Years
Fluency in ArabicOpenJerusalemFluency ProgramFall, Spring2 Years
Fluency in HebrewOpenJerusalemFluency ProgramFall, Spring2 Years
Historical Geography (Field Trips) - FALL 2024OpenJerusalemJerusalem StudiesFall3 Months
Latin Fall 2023OpenJerusalemLanguage CourseFall4 Months
Modern Hebrew Fall 2023 - دورات اللغة العبريةClosedJerusalemLanguage CourseFall4 Months
Modern Standard Arabic Fall 2023 - ערבית ספרותית מודרניתOpenJerusalemLanguage CourseFall4 Months
Near Eastern Languages - One-Year ProgramOpenJerusalemOne Year programFall, Spring1 Year
Near Eastern Languages - Third-Party Accredited MAOpenJerusalemGraduate ProgramFall, Spring2 Years
Rome - Ancient languages and methodology courses - Summer 2023ClosedRomeLanguage CourseSummer3 Weeks
Selected Near Eastern Language I: Classical Ge'ez* OnlineOpenOnlineLanguage CourseFall
Spoken Arabic Fall 2023 - ערבית מדוברתOpenJerusalemLanguage CourseFall4 Months
Theoretical courses - Fall 2023OpenJerusalemLanguage CourseFall
Theoretical courses - Spring 2023 OnlineOpenJerusalem, OnlineSpring3 Months
Virginia - Ancient Greek - Summer 2023ClosedFront Royal, VirginiaLanguage CourseSummer3 Weeks