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Israel/Middle Eastern Studies

Bnei Akiva - MTA

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Program Description

On MTA, you’ll have a year of learning Torah in some of the best institutions that Israel has to offer. During the times when you are not at Yeshiva or Midrasha, we’ll provide a full schedule of activities letting you really live and feel the pulse of the Land of Israel. Various volunteer options, together with seminars about current Jewish and Israeli issues, will complement the educational goals of MTA.
 

For more information, contact:

Michael Rainsbury
 
 
 +972-526000169
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 11 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - MTA 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:

Bnei Akiva - Lehava

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Program Description

Lehava is an uplifting, inspiring, and empowering year in Israel with Bnei Akiva. You'll learn new skills, hone old ones, develop your Jewish identity and adapt to new environments - all while enjoying the group experience.
 
The programme includes time at our leadership institute, a Jewish studies segment, and volunteering on Kibbutz, as well as Magen David Adom and Marva army experience. Lehava is all about learning and giving. It's a year for yourself, but also a chance to contribute to society around you.
  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Ulpan Hebrew Language Studies, Youth Movement Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Lehava 
  • Price:
  • $ 21500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 05,2017 - June 05,2018  Apply to this program

Habonim Dror - Shnat Hajshara Mexico

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Program Description

The Habonim Dror Shnat program is an intensive 10 month education and leadership program in Israel. Shnat is the ultimate Habonim Dror program, giving each participant the chance to live, experience and express the movement's ideology, and then return to their home country educated and inspired. 
 
The Mexican Shnat group joins groups from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Holland, Brazil, Uruguay, Great Britain, and Argentina (just to name a few).
  • Main Subject: Youth Movement Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Kibbutz 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Spanish 
  • Organizer:
  • Habonim Dror 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Habonim Dror - Shnat Hajshara Mexico 
  • Price:
  • $ 15500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 31,2017 - June 12,2018  Apply to this program

Betar - Shevet Achim

Program Description

  • Main Subject: Ulpan Hebrew Language Studies, Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Pre-Aliyah 
  • Duration:
  • 10.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • French 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • World Betar 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Betar - Shevet Achim 
  • Price:
  • $ 12500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 27,2017 - July 19,2018  Apply to this program

Midreshet Lindenbaum Overseas Program

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Program Description

Midreshet Lindenbaum provides an intensive experience of living and learning Torah that broadens and deepens your commitment to Torah, Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael.
 
You will experience the dynamism of the world’s largest Bet Midrash for women, where you will learn Tanach and Torah She’be al Peh with unrivaled depth and intensity. You will gain a love of Torah and self confidence in your learning as you grow religiously and spiritually in an atmosphere that respects your individuality. You will determine the emphasis in your learning through our scheduling flexibility that allows you to maximize hours in Tanach and Gemara, choose shiurim in Hebrew or English, and classes in the overseas or Israeli programs.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Female 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Midreshet Lindenbaum - Ohr Torah Stone 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Midreshet Lindenbaum Overseas Program 
  • Price:
  • $ 26500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 28,2017 - June 11,2018  Apply to this program

Haifa University - MA in Peace & Conflict Management Studies

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Program Description

The MA in Peace and Conflict Management Studies at the University of Haifa combines an in-depth understanding of theory with applications from a regional and international perspective. Students will investigate ethno-national, cultural and religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. They will study and evaluate different approaches to conflict management and peacemaking, while immersing themselves in a region that offers a great deal of relevant real-life case studies.
 
The interdisciplinary program was created to give students a solid background of theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on field experience. The program focuses on the nature of conflicts and how they develop, peace processes and the ways to foster them, research methodology and field practicum. In addition to the practicum, students will gain exposure to NGOs for Arab-Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian coexistence and Middle East peace processes. The curriculum includes both thesis and non-thesis tracks, and takes place over the course of three semesters.
 
Graduates with a degree in peace and conflict management studies may become researchers, educators, mediators, negotiators, government officials, activists, professionals in organizations focused on human rights, dispute resolution, environmental protection, international law and human and economic development.
 
Open to college graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
 

For more information, contact:

Admissions Office
(p) 972-4-824-0766
(f) 972-4-824-0391
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Government, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 12 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • University Of Haifa - International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Haifa University - MA in Peace & Conflict Management Studies 
  • Price:
  • $ 10000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 15,2017 - October 12,2018  Apply to this program

Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi

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Program Description

Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi is dedicated to instilling students with a commitment to Avodat HaShem and a love for Torah learning, empowering them to become Jewish leaders by developing their skills in Jewish learning and their love of Am Yisrael, Torat Yisrael, and Eretz Yisrael, preparing them for success in college and in their future.
 
The curriculum places a major emphasis on teaching the skills that will enable you to pursue independent study. In addition to Gemara, Limud Tanach, Halacha, Machshava, and leadership development figure prominently.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-21 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi Jerusalem 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi 
  • Price:
  • $ 27000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 28,2017 - June 03,2018  Apply to this program

Tel Aviv University International MA in Middle Eastern Studies

Program Description

Over the duration of three back-to-back semesters, students who participate in the Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMES) program become immersed in the history and current affairs of the modern Middle East. Those who are interested in pursuing careers pertaining to the Middle East in the fields of journalism, diplomacy, government, think tank research, advocacy/activism, and academia will find an unparalleled opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the political, social and economic dimensions of the region from within. This program will equip its graduates with the analytical tools and knowledge base to eventually become experts on a region whose geo-political developments regularly affect the state of global affairs. Students who complete the program are awarded an M.A. degree in Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv University's prestigious department of Middle Eastern and African History. 
 
Graduate seminars in the MAMES program are taught by the TAU Department of Middle Eastern and African History's senior faculty and Ph.D. candidates - world-class experts and upcoming authorities in their fields. The MAMES program offers a well-rounded and thorough curriculum, including seminars and intensive language studies. Students are required to complete three core seminars and six elective seminars over the duration of three semesters. Prior to the first semester, students learn Hebrew in an intensive seven-week course, with the option to continue in the fall and spring semesters; a combination of spoken and classical Arabic language courses are mandatory for all three semesters of the program. There is no thesis-requirement for the MAMES program, however, students who would like to continue onto a Ph.D. program are able to complete a thesis project under the supervision of a member of the faculty. 
 
The program also includes a strong extracurricular component. Film and lecture series; field trips to the Arab-Israeli city of Umm al-Fahem and Petra, Jordan; and a study tour to a neighboring country (such as Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, or Turkey), accompanied by expert researchers, will enhance the students' knowledge and ability to understand and analyze the complexities of a region transitioning through a period of profound change. 
 

For more information, contact:

Chaya Ben Shimon
(p):972 3 -640 6504 
mames@post.tau.ac.il 
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Arabic Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 20-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Tel Aviv University - The International School for Overseas Student 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tel Aviv University International MA in Middle Eastern Studies 
  • Price:
  • $ 15000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 16,2017 - August 24,2018  Apply to this program

Bnei Akiva - Torani

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Program Description

Torani is intended for young adults wishing to devote a year to serious Torah study in Israel, whilst enjoying being part of the Bnei Akiva framework. The majority of the year is spent in yeshiva or midrasha, with Bnei Akiva running seminars, Shabbatonim and an advanced leadership course to allow participants to maximise their year, experience the length and breadth of Israel and return equipped with the tools to be a leader in Bnei Akiva UK.

Applicants can choose between Yeshivat Hakotel, Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and Yeshivat Meir Harel Modiin (boys) and Midreshet Harova and Midreshet Yeud (girls).

 

For more information, contact:

Michael Rainsbury

michael@bneiakiva.net

+972-526000169

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Torani 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:

Hashomer Hatzair - Shnat Zafon

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Program Description

Shnat, which means year in Hebrew, is a year of individual growth and exploration in which participants learn all sorts of life skills, things about themselves, and how to negotiate life with greater independence. Shnat is also about participating in a collective, the Shnat Kvutza, and about being part of a movement forum. This means that the process of independence, individual growth and discovery is connected to and supported by the other members of the group and the madrichim (guides) of the kvutza. 
 
The program gives participants tools to be able to do well in the world, fostering critical thought, learning about Israel, politics and Judaism, functioning in groups as well as taking care of oneself independently. Shnat provides the tools and a forum for exploring the next steps and potential paths for continuing to build one’s life consciously and within the framework of Hashomer Hatzair.
  • Main Subject: Youth Movement Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Kibbutz 
  • Duration:
  • 8 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Havatzelet- Hashomer Hatzair 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hashomer Hatzair - Shnat Zafon 
  • Price:
  • $ 12800 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 12,2017 - May 17,2018  Apply to this program