Arizona in Israel

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
Arizona in Israel
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25mid Maylate JuneBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.75
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Hostel, Hotel
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Tentative Summer 2019 Dates: 5/20-6/25 in Israel; online components a few days before & after 

Imagine spending a month in one of the most fascinating parts of the world, surrounded by thousands of years of history, where ancient and modern coexist in the meeting-place of three of the world's great religious traditions. Earn up to 6 credits, including at least 1 UofA Tier II/Gen Ed course.

Included in this program:

  • Tuition for 6 UA credits, housing, health insurance
  • Time will be split between Jerusalem, one of the most visited cities in the world, and Tel Aviv, a thriving, diverse metropolis
  • Excursions included: 
    • First head to Caesarea Maritima and visit the ancient site. Have an included
      lunch in Caesarea Maritima.
    • Head to Acco and visit the Old City & meet with the Acco Theater Center followed by dinner on the shore
    • Travel to Safed (Tzfat) to meet with David Friedman, a Kabbalistic artist
    • Walk and swim at Hameshushim Nature park and enjoy an outdoor picnic
    • Meet with The Israel Center for Jewish-Christian Relations in the lower Galilee
    • Tour the city of Nazareth & meet Lights of Peace Center founder Sheikh Ghassan Manasra 
    • Travel to Haifa to visit the Bahai Gardens  
    • Tour the Mt. Carmel National Park
    • Visit Druze village Daliat al Carmel


Courses will be held in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, in specially-designated classrooms as well as during field excursions. Students can earn 6 UA direct credits for two courses involving the study of international affairs, public policy, archeology, history, cultural anthropology, and and religion, listed or cross listed in the UofA Departments of Judaic Studies, and if applicable, Religious Studies, History, Political Science. Some courses satisfy GEN. ED. Tier II requirements. All courses include extensive field trips and fieldwork assignments.

COURSES OFFERED (depending on demand):
  • Jewish Civilization (JUS/HIST/RELI 301, Tier II)
  • International Human Rights, Transitional Justice, and Israel (JUS 384)
  • Other options may be available depending on student demand. Students who have already taken JUS 301 and JUS 384 may request alternative coursework
**NOTE: In addition to the standard UA Study Abroad requirements, applicants must submit 2 letters of recommendation. Non-UA students must also submit official transcripts from each undergraduate institution attended.
Faculty Lead: For course information or to inquire about possible scholarship from the Center for Judaic Studies, please contact Dr. David Graizbord at 


Students will be housed in hotel-style rooms in hostels in Jerusalem  & Tel Aviv and a hotel in Nazareth. Breakfast included daily and some meals included on excursions.

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