The Jerusalem Seminar: June 1-28, 2013

Report on Israel and the Middle East from Jerusalem

(CEM 592/CNJ 595—JUS 410/JUS 411—INS 410/INS 411)

COVER THE ISRAELI PRESIDENTIAL CONFERENCE: FACING TOMORROW

BUMP ELBOWS WITH PRESIDENT PERES, PRESIDENT CLINTON AND OTHER WORLD LEADERS



‌The Jerusalem Seminar will be located in the Jerusalem International Press Club at Mishkenot Sha’ananim (Montefiore Windmill), an international conference center and residence that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.

  • Earn 3-6 UM credits in a four-week seminar on reporting on Israel and the Middle East from Jerusalem!
  • Focus on Israel, regional conflict in the Mid-East, the environment, resources, domestic policy and other issues – a unique opportunity to learn about and report on one of the most exciting areas in the world.
  • Be part of workshops, lectures by UM and Israeli professors, internships with international bureaus, collaborate with foreign and Israeli journalists, to get a multidimensional understanding of the issues.
  • Intern at local and international agencies such as CNN, Reuters, Israeli newspapers, IDF spokesperson’s office, government ministries and press office, and more!
  • Participate in multiple expert-led study trips, highlighting domestic and regional issues from the Negev to the Lebanon border. Learn about socio-economic issues, industry, and military/security issues.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE MEETINGS WITH JOURNALISTS, POLICY MAKERS, MILITARY AND BUSINESS LEADERS SUCH AS:

  • Government Leaders:  Deputy Director General—Ministry of Foreign Affair, former Deputy Foreign Minister, Former Ambassador To US, Former Ambassador to Turkey, Former 
  • Minister of  Intelligence, Governor of the Bank of Israel
  • Military and Security: IDF Spokesman and Head of Foreign Press Department, Commander of IAF Base, Former Head of the Mossad, Former Head of GSS (Security Services), Former Head of National Security Council
  • Journalists and Media: Editor of Ha’aretz ( as part of a visit to the paper, including the website board), Editor of Times of Israel, Former Editor of the Jerusalem Post, Director of Sam Spiegel Film School (visit to the school, meetings with film makers), foreign correspondents

PROGRAM COSTS:

Students are responsible for $4,800.00 for 3 credits or $9,600.00 for 6 credits of undergraduate tuition. The program fee is $4,000.  This will include:

  • A shared suite (two students) at the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Guest House.
  • 3 meals a day provided in the guest house restaurant.
  • Use of conference center amenities including libraries and wifi
  • Onsite direction and support from professional staff
  • 4 guided excursions throughout the country
    • 2 day tour of the Galilee and Golan heights (including instruction, all entrance fees, transportation, meals, and accommodations overnight)
    • 2 day tour of the Negev desert (including instruction, all entrance fees, transportation, meals, and accommodations overnight)
    • Full day tour of Tel Aviv (including instruction, all entrance fees, transportation, and meals)
    • Full day tour of Jerusalem (including instruction, all entrance fees, transportation, and meals)

 The following are not included in the budget. Students are also responsible for:

  • International Airfare
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses during the program
  • Anything not specifically mentioned above.
 The University reserves the right to cancel any program or course that enrolls an insufficient number of students. Full refunds will be made if the program is cancelled by UM for unforeseen reasons.