May 26 2009

University of Maryland Launches Semester Program in Israel

Published by Editor at 1:29 pm under Press Releases, University News

The University of Maryland has expanded its study abroad programs by establishing a semester-long, faculty-led program based at the International School of the University of Haifa. The University of Maryland runs seven programs of this kind in various locations worldwide, including Alcala, Berlin, London, Nice, Rome, Shanghai - and now also in Haifa. The first cohort will arrive in Israel in the spring of 2010.

During the past two summers, the University of Maryland has run a three-week summer program for students to study Intercultural Communications and Religious Conflicts in the Middle East by touring in Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority; however, the new Maryland-in-Haifa program will be the University’s first long-term establishment in the region of the Middle East.

Students in the Maryland-in-Haifa program will enroll in a three-credit Maryland course designed and taught by Dr. Edward (Edy) Kaufman, a former Director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Development and Conflict Management and the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to the core course, students will study Hebrew and Arabic languages and elective courses offered in the International School of the University of Haifa. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities for guided fieldwork and internships to help broaden their social and cultural interactions while studying abroad in Israel.

The International School of the University of Haifa hosts close to 700 international students in its summer, semester and year-long programs annually. The Maryland-in-Haifa program is one of many new initiatives to increase this number of international students studying at the University of Haifa.

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