During your time in Haifa, you will have the opportunity to participate in trips throughout Israel to explore the country from the green, lush north to the dry, arid south. The International School offers three included overnight trips per semester. Past excursions have included overnight camping trips to the Galilee, the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, and the Negev. Each semester there are also many academic tours (field trips mandatory for a specific course) on Sundays, when you do not have classes, so that students who are not in the course may join the tour as well. These day trips are rich opportunities to deepen your insight into Israeli society, culture, and history. Past academic tours have included well-known places like the Old City of Akko, the ancient ruins at Caesarea, nearby Druze villages, and the archaeological dig at Beit Guvrin, but also include places that are off-the-beaten path like Yokneam, Atlit, and the Gilboa.