Departments & Programs

Jewish Studies

Overseas Study

The experience of living and studying in Israel is both broadening and culturally stimulating. Jewish Studies students are encouraged to study at The Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School in Jerusalem during their junior year. Courses at the Rothberg School at The Hebrew University are conducted in English and include classes in Judaica and in subjects of a more general nature taught by outstanding scholars. Fall and full-year students participate in an eight-week ulpan (intensive Modern Hebrew course) in the summer prior to the academic year on The Hebrew University campus. Spring semester-only students begin with a three-week ulpan. All students continue studying Modern Hebrew during the regular semester. Although prior Hebrew study is recommended, it is not required. Students attending the Rothberg School can earn direct IU credit and can fulfill senior residency requirement hours. Students interested in either the major, certificate, or Hebrew minor should meet with the Jewish Studies advisor before leaving for Israel.

Information and application forms for The Hebrew University can be found on the Office of Overseas Study Web site.