This coming summer, Professor Lori Lefkovitz is leading a Dialogue program to Israel entitled “Contemporary Israel and its Complexities.” From May 19-June 20, 2013, students will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Israel. This program will explore the complexities of Israeli society and culture and how they are presented in politics, journalism, art, and literature. Students will meet with leaders, journalists, artists, and academic experts. Jerusalem will be our host city, but we will also travel south (to Beersheva) and North (to Safed) and study in Tel Aviv for the final ten days.
Applications are open until January 24, 2013 and all qualified college students are encouraged to apply. Transfer credit will be awarded to non-NU students.
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 several years, Northeastern has offered Dialogue of Civilizations programs to Israel focusing on a variety of themes. This summer, faculty members are leading two trips to Israel: one focusing on social conflict, the other on health care delivery. Themes change regularly, and programs to additional countries are added often. For more information, visit the Office of International Study Programs’ website.