Study Away

Elon University runs two Study Abroad courses in Jewish Studies:

  • GST/ENG 240-IS: Holocaust Journey, a winter course which brings students to a variety of locations that were significant to the Jewish experience during the Holocaust.  2015 Course Instructors: Richard Lee and Ginny Vellani.
  • GST 289-IS: Israel, Palestine and Jordan: Living Stones of Peace, a course which explore the religious, cultural, historical, and socio-economic dimensions of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. 2015 Course Instructors: Jan Fuller and Rich Landesberg.

Elon has also affiliate relationships with three study abroad programs that offer substantial Jewish Studies opportunities:

  • The International School at the University of Haifa offers a wide range of Jewish Studies courses, focused on religion, politics, history, literature, and languages. 
  • The DanceJerusalem program combines a rigorous dance curriculum at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance with elective opportunities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • The CET Jewish Studies in Prague program focuses on the rich history and culture of the Jews in Central and Eastern Europe

Other study abroad programs that may be of interest to Elon students include the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University.  If you are interested in a semester in New York focused on Jewish Studies, consider the Semester at List College program of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact Elon’s Isabella Cannon Gobal Education Center or the Jewish Studies Program Coordinator, Prof. Geoffrey Claussen.

Listen to Eva Yaffe '13 discuss her experience studying in Haifa:


Summer Study Opportunities

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Winter Study Opportunities