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Hebrew university - M.A. in Human Rights & Transitional Justice

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Program Description

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem's (HU) Law Faculty, is inviting applications for its International M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice offered to graduates of B.A. programs in political science, international relations and other academic disciplines related to the fields of human rights and transitional justice.
 
The M.A. Program offers 20-25 academic courses with top legal experts from Israel, Europe and North America, including courses on international humanitarian law, counter-terrorism law, international courts and tribunals, transitional justice, the law of the United Nations, legal aspects of the Middle-East conflict, international criminal law, international human rights law etc.
 

Highlights

The Program will include two main characteristics: The first, theoretical courses which provide a substantial interdisciplinary understanding in fields such as human rights and transitional justice. The second will include comparative and historic courses, in which the students will be exposed to relevant cases dealt with by different countries at different time periods. Special emphasis will be given to the Israeli-Arab conflict and its resolution.
 
Academically and practically inclined students with strong backgrounds in human rights, conflict resolution and transitional justice are invited to apply to the Program. We hope to see you become part of our growing family of leading human rights and transitional justice experts around the world!
 
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy 
  • Duration:
  • 8 Months 
  • Age:
  • 21-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • The Hebrew University - Rothberg International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hebrew university - M.A. in Human Rights & Transitional Justice 
  • Price:
  • $ 16000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Bar Cohen 
  • (p):972-2-5881395 
  • maz_hash@savion.huji.ac.il 
  • law.huji.ac.il/eng/muamadim.asp?cat=6080 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 22,2017 - June 28,2018

Tel Aviv University Study Abroad and Internship Program

Program Description

Are you looking to gain global professional experience while studying abroad? In the current competitive global environment, experiencing different cultures is an investment for your future. Tel Aviv University International invites you to immerse yourself in our excellent academic program while you intern in Tel Aviv all while experiencing the real Israeli lifestyle!
Students will work with TAU's International office to find the right internship in their field of choice with leading organizations and companies in various fields such as: Business, High-Tech, Communications, Arts, Non-Profit, Education, Environment, and many more.
 
Year Abroad students will participate in Fall semester studies and get acquainted with their internship during the semester. While on winter break, students will intern full time and continue their internship and academic studies when the spring semester starts.
 
Spring Semester and Internship program students will get acquainted with their positions while studying during the spring semester and will officially be full time interns for six weeks during the summer.
 
Fall Semester and Internship program students will begin the program with the summer internship and go on to participate as students in the Fall semester while continuing their work as interns.
 
  • Main Subject: Undergraduate Academic Studies, Professional Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Duration:
  • 6, 7, 10, 11.5, 12 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Tel Aviv University - The International School for Overseas Student 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tel Aviv University Study Abroad and Internship Program 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Tamar Grushka-Shtern 
  • (p):972 3 640 9582 
  • intl@post.tau.ac.il 
  • http://international.tau.ac.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • June 11,2017 - June 03,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $14450   Apply to this program
  • June 11,2017 - January 07,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $10200   Apply to this program
  • July 30,2017 - June 03,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $12950   Apply to this program
  • January 17,2018 - July 13,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $10200   Apply to this program

Masa prepa sciences de la sante, architecture & ingenierie Ariel universite

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Program Description

A unique program for young French speakers who excel in their studies and have a "Bagrut" certificate in science.
The program provides academic preparation for prestigious degrees in university.
 
The degrees include:
 
Health Care studies- Pre-Medicine, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Communication Disorders, Nursing and Health Systems Manager ,Architecture and Engineering studies- Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Industrial Engineering and Management.
 
Participants of the program, who meet the program's requirements, can pursue academic studies in the following year without having to provide scores from the psychometric exam.
The program enables young Jews from France to become familiar with and to experience what it is like to live in Israel, in the company of a young, caring community. The program combines a pre-academic studies course ,for which the student receives academic credit, and a variety of social activities.
A professional staff member will accompany the participants of the program, both individually and as a group. Participants of the program will receive personal, social and academic support. The areas of study in the program include:
 
Hebrew, English, preparation courses depending on the selected track (physics, anatomy, biology, introduction to programming) and academic courses with course credits for "knowledge of the culture" and "heritage of Israel". 
  • Main Subject: Undergraduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Architecture, Engineering, Healthcare / Medicine, Science 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-28 
  • Language:
  • French 
  • Organizer:
  • Ariel University 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Masa prepa sciences de la sante, architecture & ingenierie Ariel universite 
  • Price:
  • $ 12000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Shmouel Boukobza 
  • (p):972 3 906 6318 
  • masa-prepa-ariel@ariel.ac.il 
  • http://www.ariel.ac.il/masa 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 25,2016 - August 31,2017

What Does it Really Mean to be a Jewish Leader?">What Does it Really Mean to be a Jewish Leader?

Posted January 12th, 2015

 

By Matthew Callman, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Netanya

 

 

This past week, over 250 Masa Israel program participants from over 25 countries came together at Hotel Yehuda in Jerusalem for the The Wilf Family Masa Israel Leadership Summit. These five days were full of workshops, lectures, trips, and other interactive activities. The purpose of the summit was to educate the participants and give us the proper tools to become future Jewish leaders. On the last day, in order to tie the summit together, we received an article that lists the seven principles of a Jewish leader. In order to reflect on the summit, I am using those same seven principles to draw the connection between the summit and Jewish leadership.

 

Principle 1: Leadership begins with taking responsibility.

Prior to the conference, we had the responsibility to complete the application process for the summit, and upon acceptance, sign up for the workshops that we would be interested in attending. During the workshops, professionals from around the Israeli community came in to spread their knowledge on various topics. Workshops included the challenges facing European Jews, Jewish philanthropy, proper messaging and branding techniques, how to run a t-shirt campaign, a memorable talk by Tamir Goodman, and the opportunity to visit the Knesset. The workshops were the part of the summit where we would put in the effort in order to receive the message they were trying to send. As for myself, I took the responsible role and took copious notes so, in the future, I can go back and reflect on what I learned.

 

Principle 2: No one can lead alone.

At the beginning of the program, the participants were separated into 11 teams. These would be our homeroom groups, where after each day we would come together and reflect on what we learned. It all started out on Sunday, when we completed various team building exercises at the Biblical Zoo. The purpose of these exercises was to build that atmosphere of a team. Having a unified team, will make leading it easier. Throughout the week, due the extensive workshop choices, some people may have had difficulty deciding what workshops they wanted to attend. Our homeroom groups were then used as the place where everyone talked about the workshops they attended that day. At first, we were strangers when we walked in on day one, but by day five we had many conversations, connected and shared ideas to help each other grow as individuals and leaders.

 

Principle 3: Leadership is about the future. It is vision-driven.

The purpose of the summit was to help us become the future Jewish leaders of our communities. The week started out with some important questions. These questions were not going to be answered during the summit, but they were used to spark an interest in how we can best answer those questions.

Three major questions were asked by Shmuel Rozner of the Jewish People Policy Institute during his lecture:

-Why would one want to be Jewish?

-Why does Judaism need to be continued?

-What role can a Jewish leader play in the world?

These are powerful questions, and they laid the groundwork for the remainder of the summit. They got me thinking and, after reflecting on these questions during the week, as the conference concluded, I asked myself the question: “How can I become the best Jewish leader in my community?” With that question in mind, I can now figure out how I can grow as an individual each and every day in order to make the impact that I know I am capable of making.

 

Principle 4: Leaders learn.

Obviously, we were at a summit, so we were going to do a lot of learning, but learning should never end. During the conference, many opportunities were created to allow us to learn from each other. It never matters how one learns, as long as one is looking for new knowledge. While learning from your peers, you never know what you may find out. People have different views on and interpretations of topics, and they may make a point that you did not think of. It was great to see that, throughout the day, people were constantly asking each other about the workshops they attended and what they learned from them. The open environment at the summit, allowed for the exchange of ideas that will really help people grow as leaders.

 

Principle 5: Leadership means believing in the people you lead.

As future Jewish leaders, who are we really looking to lead? The answer may vary depending on who you ask, but there is one general category that we must believe in, and it is the Jewish people as a whole. The summit gave us the opportunity to envision that. Where else could you find young Jews from all around the world under one roof? Coming from a very Jewish area on Long Island, sometimes I forget that being Jewish in other areas of the world can be very difficult. Hearing some of those stories had a huge impact on me and really opened up my mind to Judaism around the world. Now, when we go back to our respective communities, we will be focusing on not only making our communities better, but also on the worldwide Jewish community.

 

Principle 6: Leadership involves a sense of timing and pace.

Can there only be one leader? Through my experiences studying leadership, there needs to be a group of leaders. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, and in order to be the best leader, you must surround yourself with people who not only support you, but also cover those weaknesses for you. Some people may not be ready to be the big time leader, but want to help support their peer. The summit allowed for so many great minds to not only network, but to build personal relationships, too. These connections that were formed, will give all of us the opportunity to grow at their own pace as a leader and find how they can be the best leader they can be.

 

Principle 7: Leadership is stressful and emotionally demanding

This week was not an easy week. We had a very packed out schedule, and a lot to learn in such a small period of time. For me, I got very little sleep because I wanted to take advantage of having so many motivated young Jews all together. Personally, I stepped outside my comfort zone and put myself out there for people to notice me. The summit may have been a roller coaster ride with many highs and lows, but the bottom line is, I am so blessed that I had the opportunity to attend the summit. I have taken so much from it, and I cannot wait to continue on my journey to be the best Jewish leader that I know I can be.

 

 

The following article was used to help me out with this post:

"Seven principles of Jewish Leadership" by Jonathan Sacks, The Jerusalem Post 6/14/2012

**Be sure to check out the article here and read another point of view on Jewish leadership**

 

Read more about Matthew’s experiences in Netanya on his blog.

 

Studying Abroad in Jerusalem: Yom Kippur, Hasidism and a Bedouin Wedding">Studying Abroad in Jerusalem: Yom Kippur, Hasidism and a Bedouin Wedding

Posted September 18th, 2014

Lauren Swersky always had a feeling that she would end up in Israel when it came time for the University of California, Davis junior to study abroad, though she explored all the options available. “I was very involved in Jewish life growing up, and I was always looking for opportunities to go back to Israel,” she explained.

 

 

Tel Aviv University International - Independent Research / Study Track (IRST)

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Program Description

The Research/Study Track (IRST henceforth) is open to young academics above the age of 18 from all over the world. The program constitutes a flexible framework that enables each participant to follow his own passion in the academic arena of Tel Aviv University (TAU) while at the same time experiencing Israel and Tel Aviv City to the fullest.
The participants must coordinate independently their project/ research in Tel Aviv University in advance of their enrollment to the program. Participants such as: accepted visiting researchers, exchange students, and interns, will have the opportunity to participate in IRST as a supplemental framework for the duration of 4 to 12 months. In cases of longer study periods, it is possible to participate in IRST for part of the stay in Israel.
 

Highlights

IRST is designed for those who are looking to combine a Masa long-term academic program, and have a more independent experience in the University and Israel. Participants will be fully emerged in the co-curricular plan organized by the social staff of TAU International. This will include social gatherings, special events, trips, volunteering opportunities and more.

  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies, Undergraduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Customizable Programs 
  • Age:
  • 16-31 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Tel Aviv University - The International School for Overseas Student 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tel Aviv University International - Independent Research / Study Track (IRST) 
  • Price:
  • Subject to components you select and in agreement with the program
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Tamar Grushka-Shtern 
  • (p):972 3 640 9582 
  • intl@post.tau.ac.il 
  • international.tau.ac.il 
  • Start Date:
  • Of your own choice and in agreement with the program 
  • End Date:
  • Of your own choice and in agreement with the program, but NO LESS THAN 4 MONTHS after your chosen Start Date 

Tel Aviv University International - Semester in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business in Israel

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Program Description

This program provides real-world experience, entrepreneurial know-hows, and professional guidance. Program integrates Israeli and international business students as they take classes taught in English by Israel’s leading business academics and professionals. As well as the core courses students also take Hebrew Language classes to ensure social comfort and immersion.

Highlights

The program is operated in partnership with TAU’s Recanati Business School. The world-renowned school prepares students with the methodologies and skill set they need to succeed in today’s business world.
The Program is supported by the StarTau Entrepreneurship Center, TAU’s non-profit organization that educates and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs and connects them to Israeli businesses. By choosing to come study in the middle of the middle east, in a country that is known as the Start-Up Nation, and by living in Tel Aviv, Israel’s financial and technological capital, you will be immersed in a world of innovated executives and trailblazing companies.
 
  • Main Subject: Undergraduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Business, Entrepreneurship 
  • Duration:
  • 4, 4.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-31 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Tel Aviv University - The International School for Overseas Student 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tel Aviv University International - Semester in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business in Israel 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Contact Information:
  • Tamar Grushka-Shtern 
  • (p):972 3 640 9582 
  • intl@post.tau.ac.il 
  • international.tau.ac.il 
  • Program Dates:
  • January 17,2018 - June 03,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $10700   Apply to this program
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