Students can receive Jewish Studies credit for three Dialogue of Civilizations for Summer 2014: one to Israel on Contemporary Israel and Its Complexities; one to Germany and Poland on Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and one to Poland called From Occupation to Resistance. For more information about any of these programs, contact the faculty leader.
The Dialogue program to Israel, run by Professor Lori Lefkovitz, takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Israel. The program explores the complexities of Israeli society and culture and how they are presented in politics, journalism, art, and literature. Students meet with leaders, journalists, artists, and academic experts. Jerusalem is the host city, but the group also travels south (to Beersheva) and North (to Safed) and studies in Tel Aviv for the final ten days. To learn more, including reading the 2013 students’ travel blog and viewing photos from the trip, visit the program’s website.
Dialogue of Civilizations programs are faculty-led programs that connect students with their peers in different national, cultural, political, and social environments and provide global experiences that build upon and enhance students’ academic studies and training at Northeastern. The “dialogue” in each country involves a series of meetings and discussions between students and local government and community leaders on a range of topics, including politics, popular culture, human rights, and women and gender dynamics across cultures. Dialogue programs are generally offered in Summer 1 and Summer 2 and are the equivalent of two courses (eight credits).
For more information, visit the Office of International Study Programs’ website.