Winter: Rutgers- Israel: A Journey to a Sacred Land & Exploration of Cultural & Religious Diversity
Beer-Sheva, Israel; Eliat, Israel; Galilee, Israel; Haifa, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Israel has been a destination for travelers for millennia. For some, Israel will mean rock climbing, camel riding and hiking, for some it will mean archaeological digs and history upon history, for some it will mean an exploration of politics and international affairs and for others it will mean a religious trek to the holy land. However you define Israel, this is a country not to be missed; from the Golan Heights, the Dead Sea, and the Negev Desert, to the Dome of the Rock and Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel is packed with natural, historical, and modern wonders.
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Israel and New Jersey, while different in many respects, are similarly challenged to deal with the increasing diversity of their populations. This course will focus on the delivery of social services in Israel for a variety of age groups and needs. Attention will be given to the challenges presented by Israel’s diverse ethnic, political, and religious populations. This study tour to Israel provides a cross-national experience that will promote analytical thinking among the participants, enabling them to identify and analyze common issues and themes.
This program is designed to meet an elective requirement for School of Social Work graduate students. However undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply. The program entails extensive field visits to social service providers in Israel along with discussions with social workers practicing in Israel.
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The two week program will consist mainly of meetings and visits to Israeli social work organizations throughout the country. In each region, time will be allocated to cultural excursions. Stops on the program have included Haifa, Tel Aviv, Eilat, Beer Sheva, Jerusalem, Capernaum, Bet Shean, Caesarea, the Sea of Galilee, Masada, and the Dead Sea. While in Jerusalem excursions have included the Old City, the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum).
Accommodations and Meals
Students will be housed in local hotels, in rooms of double occupancy. Breakfast and many meals are included in the program fee. Students will be responsible for all non-covered meals.
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses for this program, please view the program budget sheet.
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