IFSA/Alliance Summer in Jerusalem: Diversity & Coexistence

Jerusalem, Israel
Term
Summer
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: April 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.0
Typical Credit Load:
6

About Summer in Jerusalem: Diversity & Coexistence

Jerusalem is your living classroom for the summer as you explore its political, sexual, ethnic and religious diversity. Delve into a four-week exploration of identity, immigration and multiculturalism in Jerusalem as you interact with and learn more about Israel's many ethnic and religious communities.

Summer in Jerusalem: Diversity & Coexistence Benefits

  • Located in the multicultural and ethnically diverse city of Jerusalem, the program allows you to interact with a wide variety of people of different backgrounds, religions, and diversity
  • Take courses with local students at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School, one of the Middle East’s most prestigious universities
  • Attend an extensive IFSA-Butler orientation covering important health, safety and security topics pertaining to Israel, giving you and your parents peace of mind
  • Live and learn near Mount Scopus in the ancient city of Jerusalem, located within easy access to transportation, supermarkets and eateries
  • Outside of the classroom, you will participate in co-curricular activities to historically and culturally significant places, allowing you to engage with diverse communities and interrogate theories of identity and coexistence

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Summer in Jerusalem: Diversity & Coexistence

Courses
The Diversity and Coexistence summer program invites you to examine the complexities of pluralism and how Israeli citizens from vastly different cultural and national backgrounds forge their identity as individuals and communities. The 6-credit summer semester is comprised of two courses taught in English.
  • Understanding Identities: Immigration and Cultural Diversity from the Israeli Experience (3 U.S. semester credit hours) Explores the dynamics and challenges of immigration and multiculturalism from the vantage point of Israel. Students meet with educational, social, government, private and non-governmental organizations to learn how they have dealt with multiple waves of immigration. Intensive field work is a key component of the course.
  • Politics of Planning in Multicultural Cities: The Case of Jerusalem (3 U.S. semester credit hours) Looks at Jerusalem as a growing urban center that has a crucial need for effective city planning based on its diverse populations. Explores the contours of the city, its ethnic makeup and the political developments that shaped it. Presents dilemmas and struggles that affect contemporary city planning and urban design.
Faculty
Yore Kedem [Ph.D., Secondary and Continuing Education, University of Illinois] is Assistant Professor of Hebrew in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University. His primary research interests are experiential and aesthetic education, with emphasis on application in music, language, and study abroad. At MSU he teaches Modern Hebrew and courses on immigration, in addition to leading study abroad courses on immigration and cultural diversity in Israel. Dr. Kedem teaches Hebrew at all levels, emphasizing practical and applicable learning. He also offers an inquiry-based course on immigration as a global issue from local perspectives for the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities. He taught his course on Cultural Diversity and Immigration in Israel for MSU, University of Illinois, and the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA/Alliance will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Summer in Jerusalem: Diversity & Coexistence
Anthropology Architecture and Design Cultural Studies History Human Rights International Studies/Affairs/Relations Jewish Studies Middle Eastern Studies Peace/Conflict Studies Political Science Population Studies Psychology Public Policy Religious Studies Social Policy Sociology Urban Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered
Details
No meal plans are available, though numerous student-friendly cafeterias and restaurants are available on and near campus.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Monica Wasserbach

Resident Director Israel Programs

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Academic Affairs Director

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Heather Young

Associate Director for Academic Affairs

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Dates and Fees

Summer

Summer 1

Program start date
July 2, 2018
Program end date
July 26 2018
Tuition
$4,775
Housing
$1,200
Personal Cost Estimates
Coming soon