Study Abroad in Israel

Student-Initiated Programs (SIPs) in Israel are available for year, semester and summer lengths.

A full list of  SIP programs in Israel can be found on the KU Study Abroad website:
https://studyabroad.ku.edu/student-initiated-programs-israel
You can also find information on all programs in Israel offered by KU by conducting a keyword search here:
http://studyabroad.ku.edu/study-abroad-programs.

Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Business and Language Immersions in Hebrew and/or Arabic at:

Jerusalem

Additional study abroad options in Israel are offered through IFSA Butler in Jerusalem at Hebrew University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, CIEE at University of Haifa and USAC at University of Haifa and Technion Institute of Technology 

A list of the most common Student Initiated Program options for KU students studying in Israel can be found here.

***A US State Department Travel Warning has been issued for Israel*** 

Any student interested in studying in Israel while a US State Department Travel Warning is in effect, will need to submit a petition through the KU Office of Study Abroad.  The Jewish Studies Office can help you with your petition, please contact us (JewishStudies@ku.edu - 785-864-4664 - visit 4028 Wescoe).

FINANCIAL AID may be available to study in Israel if your petition is granted.  Please see the Funding Study Abroad page on the KU Study Abroad website for more information:

http://studyabroad.ku.edu/ScholarshipsFinancialAid.


More Information

You can also stop by the Jewish Studies office or send an email to JewishStudies@ku.edu for more information on off-campus study opportunities.

For information on study abroad programs in general or scholarships and financial aid, visit the KU Office of Study Abroad.


Cost Comparison

Click here for a cost comparison of attending KU vs. studying in Israel.

Upcoming Program Events
Common SIP program options for students studying in Israel

Click here to see common Student Initiated Program options for KU students studying in Israel.

Kudos to our faculty!

Dr. Renee Perelmutter, Associate Professor of Slavic and Jewish Studies, writes fantasy fiction and poetry under the name Rose Lemberg. Her book Marginalia to Stone Bird is the first book of poetry to be shortlisted for a Crawford Award, and is also up for an Elgin Award. Marginalia has been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and Strange Horizons. Available at Aqueduct Press and Amazon.

Kudos to our students!

March 16, 2017: JS students Mackenzie Haun, Sarah Herman and Ariel Silverman were elected to join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious national academic academy. Phi Beta Kappa “celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities.”

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Dr. Gal Levy, former Visiting Israeli Professor at KU, has won first prize for best article in Hebrew from the Israeli Political Science Association. The article looks at the post-protest protest in Israel and Dr. Levy gives acknowledgments to the KU Jewish Studies Program. Dr. Levy currently teaches at the Open University in Israel. He will be a guest speaker at KU on August 23, his lecture is titled, "Citizenship in Crisis in Contemporary Israel".

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