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Michigan State University: Jewish Studies Summer Program


  • Understand the relationship between different parts of Israeli society.
  • Examine Israeli institutions, nonprofit organizations, and educational contexts.
  • Learn about life in a complex society, based on observations and interviews with Israelis.

In this program, you’ll learn first-hand about the history, politics, society, and culture of Israel – while living onsite in vibrant Jerusalem.

As a participant, you will take an MSU faculty-led seminar along with a Hebrew University Rothberg International School course that compliments the seminar: The Emergence of the Modern State of Israel.

Course Components

  • Class composed of other international students from various countries
  • MSU-exclusive seminar with study tours
  • Assigned readings
  • Meetings with community leaders
  • Field trips and off-site learning opportunities

You can find more details about the program on the MSU Jewish Studies Summer Program website.

You’ll be invited to participate in a wide array of trips, tours, and activities offered by the Office of Student Life. From a tour of the Old City to a trip to the Dead Sea to checking out the local festivals, you’ll build your own unique impressions and memories of Jerusalem and Israel.

While residing in HebrewU dormitories with other international and Israeli students, you’ll have a chance to form new friendships and get involved in campus life. A team of multilingual Israeli students, called madrichim, is also there to help you adjust to your new surroundings and give you tips on things to do. Learn more about student life at HebrewU.

Apply by: March 1, 2022
Arrive on campus:  June 27, 2022
Program length: Four weeks.

For detailed information on cost, please refer to the MSU Jewish Studies Summer Program website. 

All undergraduate students are eligible. You don’t need to be an MSU student to apply.


Visit the MSU Jewish Studies Summer Program website for application and contact information.

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Please note that HebrewU reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration.

Fast Facts


Michigan State University: Jewish Studies Summer Program

Teaching Faculty:

Dr. Yore Kedem


Language of Instruction:




Program Dates:

June 27 – July 21, 2022


Undergraduate students from any accredited institution of higher education

Application Deadline:

March 1, 2022


Check the MSU website

Relevant Academic Fields:

History, culture, society, qualitative research, immigration

Take a look at our pages for prospects, students, faculty and staff, alumni, and parents – or contact us!

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