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Winter: Rutgers- School of Social Work Israel
Beer-Sheva, Israel; Eliat, Israel; Galilee, Israel; Haifa, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Budget Sheets Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Laura Grodewald
Language of Instruction:
Suggested G.P.A.:
Class Standing:
Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Number of Credits per Semester:
Program Type:
Faculty Led
Program Description:
The Program
  • Learn about the social service sector in Israel through an intensive, two week tour of social welfare agencies, NGOs, and governmental facilities that serve vulnerable and diverse populations
  • Soak in the complex historical and cultural landscape of Israel through guided tours and group excursions
Your Host Country: Israel
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 in Jerusalem, Israel is packed with natural, historical, and modern wonders.

To view the syllabus for this program, please click here. Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.

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.

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

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).  An optional trip to Jordan to visit Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world, will be available.

Accommodations and Meals
Students will be housed in local hotels, in rooms of double occupancy.  Breakfast is included in the program fee.  Students will be responsible for all lunches and dinners.

Financial Information
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses for this program, please view the program budget sheet.

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 encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  There are many kinds of scholarships available, with different eligibility requirements and application criteria.  To get a sense of what scholarships are available for your program, please download the Scholarships At-A-Glance worksheet, and visit our Scholarship Directory for a comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships.