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  • Locations: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Alliance for Global Education 
Grinnell Approval Deadlines/Program Dates:
Grinnell Approval Deadlines/Program Dates:
Term Year Grinnell Approval Deadline Grinnell Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Fall 2019 12/05/2018 02/18/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 12/05/2018 02/18/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program by Theme: Peace & Conflict, Human Rights and Social Justice Subject Areas of Interest: Anthropology, Christianity Studies, Cultural Studies, History, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Judiac Studies, Middle East Area Studies, Migration Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies
Language of Study: English Campus Program Advisor: Henry Rietz
OCS Contact: Alicia Stanley Housing: Dorm
Program Description:
            Study Abroad in ISRAEL with IFSA   

Diversity and Coexistence
About the program
Explore the intersections between identity, religion, nationalism and diversity in the city of coexistence Jerusalem. In the classroom, and through unique opportunities to engage with local communities, you will gain fresh insights on identity theory and politics of social movements in the Middle East, the United States, and around the world today.

About Jerusalem

Located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. The city has a history that goes back to the 4th millennium. 

Program Benefits

  • The program, located in the multicultural and ethnically diverse city of Jerusalem, allows students to interact with a wide variety of people of different backgrounds, religions, and diversity
  • Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the intersections between identity, religion, community, nationalism and diversity and hone your skill to promote global understanding and social justice
  • Take elective courses taught in English
  • Program located at Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the Middle East's most prestigious universities
  • Live and learn near Mount Scopus in the ancient city of Jerusalem, located within easy access to transportation, supermarkets, shopping, and eateries
  • IFSA orientation covering important health, safety, and security topics pertaining to Israel
  • Enjoy suite-style living with single bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom facilities, air conditioning, laundry facilities
  • Outside of the classroom, you will participate in co-curricular activities designed to engage you with diverse communities and interrogate theories of identity and coexistence


IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

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6201 Corporate Drive Suite 200 
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Why study in Israel?

  • Israel’s oldest and most prestigious university
  • Hebrew and Arabic language immersion programs
  • Special program in Middle East politics and society
  • Judaic, Christian, and Islamic studies courses
open to all majors and may be of particular interest in these subject areas:

political science
religious studies