Northwestern Study Abroad

Northwestern to Offer New Study Abroad Program in Israel

Northwestern University is launching a two-track study abroad program at Tel Aviv University for a diverse group of undergraduate students to explore topics in global health and immigration. According to Devora Grynspan, the director of international program development at Northwestern (NU), the two programs that will begin in spring 2014, “Public Health in Israel” and [...]

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Students, Officials Blast Brooklyn College’s Anti-Israel Event

Pro-Israel students and New York state officials are protesting the anti-Israel event slated to take place February 7 at Brooklyn College (BC). The event, BDS (Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions) Movement Against Israel, is being co-sponsored by the college’s political science department but, according to Jeremy Thompson, Brooklyn College’s executive director of marketing, communications and public [...]

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Baruch YOFI event

At Baruch, Showing Maturity on the Tough Issues

When tensions mounted among students at New York’s Baruch College in November regarding violence in Gaza, Baruch’s Youth Organization For Israel (YOFI) attempted to engage in a peaceful dialogue with pro-Palestinian students. Their first try was unsuccessful, with only pro-Israel students in attendance. But when YOFI reached out to Baruch’s Muslim chaplain, Imam Samer Alraey, [...]

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Students waving Israeli Flag

The Ups and Downs of Israel Advocacy at Sister Colleges

The Sister colleges—Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith and Wellesley— are united in educating and empowering women, but when it comes to supporting Israel, each school takes its own stance. The Sister colleges began in 1915 as the female equivalent to the Ivy Leagues, which were male-only institutions until the late 1960s and 1970s, when [...]

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Penn’s Wharton Adds ‘Israel’ to Its Online Journals

Israel Knowledge@Wharton is the newest expansion to the successful online business journal at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Knowledge @Wharton was created in 1999 to expose innovative technologies and businesses that are improving the world. “We have a non-profit mission of sharing knowledge globally, and the way we do that for people [...]

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Students to the Rescue

As if studying for midterms and spending time with friends didn’t keep students busy enough, some have an additional responsibility— saving lives when Israel is under attack. The Emergency Volunteers Project (EVP), an organization that recruits and trains people to aid Israel in a time of crisis, is bringing American college students into the mix. [...]

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Aggies Abroad: Studying the Arab-Israeli Conflict Firsthand

Students at the University of California, Davis who spent the summer in Israel studying the Arab-Israeli conflict say that instead of picking sides in the Arab-Israeli conflict, they focused on finding solutions. UC Davis’s summer abroad program in Israel was the first UC program to send students to Israel following the university system’s seven-year suspension [...]

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