Northeastern Launches New Study Abroad Opportunity in Jerusalem

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This article was written by Northeastern student Devin Windelspecht.

Jerusalem is one of the most historic, cultural, and religiously significant cities in the world, serving as both the spiritual heart of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as well as the governmental seat of the state of Israel. Recently, Northeastern University’s Global Experience Office has launched a brand new opportunity to live and study in this unique city, as part of a summer or semester study abroad with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Founded in 1918 and officially opened in 1925, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is one of Israel’s oldest universities, and ranks in the top 100 universities globally and first in Israel. Northeastern Students study at the Rothberg International School, experiencing a global learning environment in topics such as Israel and Middle East Studies, Arabic, Business, and Political Science. Students also have the opportunity to learn a new language or improve existing language skills by taking part in a six-week intensive Hebrew language program before the start of the spring or fall semester.

Source: Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Students live alongside both Israeli and international students on the Mount Scorpus campus, located just outside Jerusalem’s Old City. From here, you can experience the blend of cultures that make up Jerusalem, from the siren that announces Friday evening shabat to the daily call to prayer and the unique mix of Jewish and Arab food found the city’s many restaurants. Jerusalem is also the perfect location to travel the rest of the country, located only an hour from both the Dead Sea and Tel Aviv.

Source: Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Besides traditional semester programs, the Hebrew University also offers special courses in business, STEM and political science during the summer. Courses include “Conflict Resolution from Theory to Practice: Israel as a Case Study,” “The Politics of Planning in Multicultural Cities: The Case of Jerusalem,” and, “Start Ups and Innovation: The Israeli Model.” Intensive summer language courses in Hebrew or Arabic are also available.

For students studying the culture and politics of Israel and the Middle East, interested in learning a new language, or who simply want to stretch outside their comfort zone and study in a multicultural and diverse city at a world-renown institution, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Applications for Fall 2018 are open until April 1st. Students can find more information at Hebrew University’s page on the GEO website, or learn more at the website of the Rothberg International School.



Source: Hebrew University of Jerusalem