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Coexistence in the Middle East: Summer & Winter Program

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Coexistence in the Middle East: Summer & Winter Program

Teaching Faculty:

Program director: Mr. Javier Gelbwaser

Language of Instruction:

English; Program can be arranged in Spanish for an organized group


Academic hours

  • Summer: 135
    Credits: 9 
  • Winter: 45
    Credits: 3
Program Dates:

Winter: December 31, 2019 – January 9, 2020
Check-out from housing: January 12, 2020


July session: July 1-24, 2019
Check-out from housing: July 25, 2019

August session: July 31- August 14, 2019
Check-out: August 15, 2019


Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background

Application Deadline:

Winter: November 1, 2019
Summer: June 1, 2019


Health insurance through Rothberg is mandatory for the program.

Winter Tuition:

  • Application Fee: US$ 80
  • Tuition: US$ 1,810 (includes health insurance)
  • Housing: US$ 415

Summer Tuition:

  • Application Fee: US$ 80
  • Tuition:
    US$ 1,685 (1 course)
    US$ 3,005 (2 courses)
    US$ 4,292 (3 courses)
  • Housing:
    July session (July 1-25, 2019): US$ 840
    July and August sessions (July 1 – August 15, 2019): US$ 1,470
Relevant Academic Fields:

Sociology, cultural studies, journalism, history, international relations, religious studies

For more information: Program website: Study Abroad Program in Israel Summer & Winter 2019 “Coexistence in the Middle East”


  • Gain exposure to a wide variety of people, narratives and perspectives in Jerusalem and the surrounding area.
  • Develop deeper insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through exploring contrasting narratives.
  • Examine the challenges and opportunities presented by the Arab Spring.
  • Explore the contradictory roles that religion plays as both obstacle and facilitator to peace in the Holy Land.


We’re pleased you’re applying to join us in Jerusalem. To enroll in the full Coexistence in the Middle East Summer Session Program (all three courses) or in the Winter Session:

  • On the online application, click on Special Programs.
  • Select the session of your choice.

To enroll in only one or two of the courses for this summer session program, select the courses of your interest from the list of “Summer Courses” in the online application. Learn more about the application guidelines.

Please see here for more information about visas.

** Please note that you may switch from a summer course to this program up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the summer course / program.


We’re happy to answer any questions you might have – or to chat for a bit to help you choose the right course or program.

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Call us: +972 2 588 2602

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