Programs by Country: Israel


HAIFA: Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Departmental Exchange, Traditional | Haifa, Israel

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Study in Israel!  Students interested in taking engineering courses in English or courses in Hebrew in different faculties should apply.


ISRAEL: Contemporary Israel and its Complexities – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Tel Aviv, Israel

Faculty Leader: Lori Lefkovitz (l.lefkovitz@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Term: Summer II

Website: Read more about the program and past student experiences here

Courses: 

  • INTL 4944 Israel in Literature & the Arts
  • POLS 4937 Politics & Communication in Today’s Israel

Description:

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the modern State of Israel, this Dialogue will explore the complexities of Israeli society, politics, and culture and how they are presented in journalism, art, and literature.  What are the key narratives and characteristics of Israeli society?   How do journalists and creative artists shape our perceptions of Israel’s complex reality?  How do various Israeli authors and artists grapple with such issues as diversity within the population, the conflicts between Israel and her neighbors and between Israelis and Palestinians, and how does Israel negotiate its Jewish identity with liberal democratic values?  Students will meet with leaders, journalists, artists, and academic experts.  Special focus will be on the city of Jerusalem, our host city, a multicultural center of three religions and multiple ethnic groups, but we will also travel to and study these issues as they are reflected in the South, Tel Aviv, and the North of Israel.