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“Studies at Hebrew University’s RIS did me a great favor, offering me high-quality resources and unique perspectives for my future research, along with language learning, real-life experience, and well-known professors.”

– Haotan Wu of China
M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (2016)
B.A. from Sun Yat-sen University, China
Currently pursuing Ph.D. at Peking University

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“[I] built relationships with professors who would create the connections that would land me my new job in New York City.”

 – Molly Wernick of the US
M.A. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (2015)
B.A. from Ithaca College, US

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“In my professors, I found out that I had potential, that I could actually do something with my life, with my studies, that I should never settle for less than the very best I can achieve.”

– Dina Nuri of Jordan
M.A. in Israel Studies (June 2017)
B.A. from Middle East University, Jordan

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“I interacted with people from 30 or 40 different countries on a daily basis. Seeing so many different cultures so often changes the way that you see the world in the best possible way, and it helps you relate to people.”

– Preston Winstead of the US
M.A. in the Bible and the Ancient Near East (2016)
B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University, US
Currently pursuing Ph.D. at Cambridge University

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“Every course that I’ve taken here at RIS has intrigued me and deepened my quest for learning.”

– Jae-Ryoung (Julie) Lee of Korea
M.A. in Israel Studies (June 2017)
B.A. from Northwestern University, US
Employed by the Korean Embassy in Israel

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“Lecturers are experienced and also have a good sense of humor… You will find yourself motivated by the broad knowledge and passionate interpretations of your professors.”

– Qijin (Stephanie) Lee of China
M.A. in the Bible and the Ancient Near East (2012)
M.A. from Pyeongtaek University
B.A. from Tianjin Normal University

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“This year is one of the most unforgettable and illuminating years in my life.”

– Min Wang of China
M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (June 2017)
B.A. from Sun Yat-sen University, China

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