Middle East & Jewish Studies

Middle East & Jewish Studies

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Registration is open for:
Summer 2020

Program Dates: June 7-July 24, 2020

Academic Credits: 6

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

How and why does religion factor into the Arab-Israeli conflict? What is the dilemma of religious movements and democracy? How does Iran affect the region and in particular Israel? What is political identity and how does it define Israel and its neighbors? With the emergence of modern varieties of Judaism, how do Jews around the world identify and define themselves and how does this affect national and political identity in Israel?

Curious to discuss these questions and more? Spend your summer examining Middle East and Jewish Studies from an insider’s perspective! Through rigorous coursework, students can gain a nuanced understanding of key past and current affairs as well as insight into the important transformations taking place – culturally, politically, economically and more - in the region.

Students can enroll in one, two or all three courses offered on this summer program. Students may also wish to stay after the program and take additional Hebrew language courses which continue later into the summer (Note: Additional fees would apply; if interested in these options, please see application specifics.)


In addition to coursework, cultural and social activities and overnight excursions around the country are offered by our Student Life Team; these activities and excursions are included in the price of tuition. Past excursions have included such places as to the North of Israel, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem. Past cultural and social activities have included walking tours of Jaffa, graffiti tours in Tel Aviv, and night tours of Caesarea. Precise dates, times and other details for these activities and excursions will be announced closer to the program start date.


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