Ever since our post on Sunday, American Colleges Expand Israel Study Programs, we’ve been asked about the $400,000 in MASA grants, and for specifics about the programs. Here are some details (as provided by MASA):
- Arizona State University’s partnership with Ben Gurion University of the Negev: Named Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice in Israel, this program will leverage each institution’s highly regarded experience in environmental manipulation and the use of limited natural resources.
- Barnard College of Columbia University’s partnership with Hebrew University: Barnard alumni living in Israel will serve as mentors to Barnard students and provide them with internship placements in their Israel-based companies.
- Case Western Reserve University’s partnership with the Hebrew University: This multidisciplinary program targets students with diverse backgrounds, offering courses in health and medicine, brain science and human development, and the natural sciences.
- Michigan State University’s partnership with Hebrew University: Students may take courses in political science, public affairs, journalism, and international business, and participate in related internships.
- New Jersey State College System’s partnership with Ben Gurion University: Students will take part in in-depth research, analyzing David Ben Gurion’s personal documents alongside graduate students.
- University of Florida’s partnership with the University of Haifa: A Hebrew and Arabic immersion program, this program allows students to enroll in Peace & Conflict Studies courses.
- Smith School of Business of the University of Maryland’s partnership with the University of Haifa:
This program offers courses including Business in Israel and Hi-Tech Marketing, as well as internship opportunities at Israeli companies, such as the MATAM High-Tech Park in Haifa.
- Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis’ partnership with IDC Herzliya: Students studying business administration participate in internships and conduct original research.