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Jerusalem, Israel (Outgoing Program)
The 3,000-year-old city of Jerusalem is sacred to the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Visit the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and you’ll get a real sense of how important the city is to the three religions. Another attraction not to miss is the Israel Museum, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as to collections of Judaica, Israeli and European art. And Jerusalem isn’t only about religion or architecture; the city juxtaposes its ancient roots with modern innovations. It’s the seat of Israel’s government, and has plenty of lively cafés and shops as well as nightlife.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Hebrew University website.
In addition to the Dance in Jerusalem courses, students will also choose 2 electives from a wide range of academic courses in Jewish, Israel and Middel Eastern Studies, as well as Hebrew Language.
Modern Hebrew language instruction is an integral part of the program and students take a pre-semester intensive Hebrew program – either the Undergraduate Summer Ulpan in late August or the Winter Ulpan in January. Students who have completed level Dalet are required to take at least one course taught in Hebrew.
*BFA majors are expected to take daily modern technique classes, a course in choreography, and coursework focusing on the partnership between sound and movement. There may be additional courses required by Hebrew University and/or the DanceJerusalem program. Rutgers BFA Dance students applying to this program must have completed or be enrolled in the following courses by spring semester of their second year: Choreography I, Improvisation II, Kinesiology, Technique IV, Rhythmic for Dancers, and Ballet VI.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Hebrew University and Rutgers University. Dance Jerusalem students will take 15 credits per term plus the pre-semester Ulpan and Israeli Choreographers Repertoire Workshop. The credit translation system between Hebrew University and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at Hebrew University will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Late August – Mid-January
Spring Semester: Late January – Mid-June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Hebrew University web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Hebrew University places visiting students in apartments with single and double rooms within walking distance from the university. The bedrooms contain beds, desks, chairs and closets. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared. Internet access is available for an additional fee. While there is no meal plan, the kitchens are equipped with stove burners and refrigerators for preparing light meals and snacks. There are moderately priced kosher cafeterias and snack bars, as well as small supermarkets in or near each student housing complex.
For more information about accommodations on the Hebrew University program, please visit the Hebrew web page.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Rutgers Study in Israel Scholarships- A limited number of scholarships are available to all Rutgers students through the Jewish Studies department. For more information please visit the Jewish Studies Department website.
MASA Grant- Available to all Jewish undergraduate students participating in a MASA-affiliated program. For more information please visit the MASA website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.