Jewish and Israel Study Abroad Programs


Although Wesleyan no longer offers its own program in Israel, our students benefit from a number of exciting programs:

Ben-Gurion University

The semester andyear-long programs designed for college students seeking a formative academic period of study in Israel. Students study Hebrew language, in addition to choosing from a variety of English-taught courses in Jewish and Israel studies, political science, history, anthropology, Arabic, arts and literature, global health, and ecology. Volunteer opportunities: in government offices, the Soroka Medical Center, with at-risk youth, in Beduin communities, and more.

Hebrew University in Jerusalem,

The oldest program in Israel, courses often taught by renowned scholars in Jewish and Israel Studies.

University of Haifa

Multi-cultural university, programs specializing in Peace & Conflict, as well as in Psychology; programs in Arabic and Hebrew, and others.

Oxford University

Oxford is an important centre of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and has been since the sixteenth century. It is a home of unrivalled collections of Hebrew and Yiddish manuscripts and printed books. Courses in Jewish studies range from the Hebrew Bible to modern Israel, from developments within Judaism in the time of Jesus to the history of Jews under Islam or in modern Europe, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to modern Hebrew poetry.

 Technion, Israel for Science and Premed

Available by petition:

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

 The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is the premier environmental education andresearch program in the Middle East. Affiliated with Ben-Gurion University,AIES houses academic programs, research, and international cooperation initiatives on a range of environmental concerns and challenges. Students at AIES study a range of environmental issues from a trans-boundary and interdisciplinary perspective while learning peace-building and leadership skills.

The JIS Faculty at Wesleyan is available for consultation and academic support of your research projects.