Hiram College

Study in Israel

The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC – Herzliya) in Herzliya, Israel in the Tel Aviv District, was founded in 1994 by Uriel Reichman based on the model of the American Ivy League Universities. It grants undergraduate degrees, post-graduate degrees, and is set to begin awarding PhD degrees and has 8,000 students enrolled for undergraduate and graduate degrees, including 2,000 international students from 86 countries around the world (about 36% of which are from Europe and 31% of which are from North America).

IDC – Herzliya offers a program in political science, with specialization in diplomacy and counter-terrorism, and hosts the Institute for Counter-Terrorism.

It was the first academic institution to recognize active reserve service as equivalent to academic credits. In addition, IDC – Herzliya students who serve in the reserve forces enjoy significant assistance during their studies.

Hiram students interested in studying at IDC – Herzliya pay room, board, and all other fees directly to the vendors in Israel and/or IDC – Herzliya.  Hiram College students pay tuition to Hiram College.

Hiram students who would like to apply as an exchange student to IDC – Herzliya should speak with the Study Away Office in the Kennedy Center (first floor).  

Application Deadlines:

  • July 31st

IDC – Herzliya students who would like to apply as an exchange student to Hiram College must contact Nicole Gatrell (gatrellnr@hiram.edu), listing your name as it appears on your passport, date of birth, and country of residence, when you would like to attend, your current class status (freshman, sophomore, junior), and area of interest.

The application includes GPA requirements. When you are officially accepted into the program and have registered for the course(s), your account will be charged the entire cost of the trip.

Other important forms

Matthew Notarian Headshot

Matthew Notarian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Classics
Director of Study Abroad


Matthew Notarian is the main point of contact for all things related to study abroad at Hiram College.

Address and Fax Number:

Hiram College
Pendleton House
PO Box 67
Hiram, OH  44234