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  • Locations: Herzliya, Israel
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

What You Need to Know

This two-week program features some of the top security and terrorism experts from inside and outside Israel.  Learn firsthand how Israelis approach conflict and grapple with terrorism and other security issues.  Class lectures will feature a wide range of topics from media and the Middle East to dilemmas in counterterrorism decision making and the Persian Gulf.  In addition to classes and lectures, the course includes a tour of Tel Aviv, day trips to Masada, the Dead sea and Jerusalem, and other field trips and activities designed to enhance your understanding of Israeli culture.  You’ll be expected to complete required reading assignments prior to departure to the course and submit a research paper one month after the course concludes.

*Tuition for this program will be covered for all accepted SU Students by a generous gift from Daphna and Gerry Cramer. 


Eligibility and Requirements

SU undergraduate students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. A background in political science is not required. The key requirements are personal maturity and a willingness to learn and have an open mind. Enrollment will be limited. Priority given to Syracuse University students.

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Travel and Living

Students are responsible for their own round trip flights. Transportation for program-related field trips are arranged by Syracuse Abroad and are included in the program fee. Students will be housed in shared rooms in a hotel rented by Syracuse University for the duration of the program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not purchase your airline ticket before receiving written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.

*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change.  Syracuse Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.


Middle East Policy and Security Studies
PSC 400, 3 Credits, Undergraduate

Students will complete required readings before the beginning of the course. During the course, additional readings will be assigned. Students are evaluated on the basis of a paper.

*It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements.


The seminar is taught largely by distinguished faculty members from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel; these individuals address topics in their fields of expertise..  A Syracuse University faculty or staff member will be on site during this program.

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 Depart U.S.  Mid-May       
 Arrival/Housing Begins   Mid-May
 Program Begins  Mid-May
 Program Ends  Late May
 Application Deadline   February 10*

* Applications received after February 10 will be considered if there is still space in the program.
^ If you are a graduating senior participating in commencement on May, 2019, please contact Syracuse Abroad.


 Tuition  $3,891 (2019 rate)
 Program Fee  $2,400 
 Total  $6,291

*Tuition is estimated until new rates are released in March 2020.

Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:

Air travel: $1,300
Books & Supplies: $250
Personal: $250
Meals: $500

These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.
*Please note that there may be additional fees associated with this program if a visa is required.

As mentioned above, tuition for this program will be covered for all accepted SU students by a generous gift from Daphna and Gerry Cramer.


For questions on the application, please contact:
Myles Chalue, Admissions Counselor for Summer Programs (

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.