Students majoring in Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Studies are encouraged to participate in the Washington University Overseas Studies program. The university currently sponsors preapproved programs of study at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem , the University of Haifa, and the American University of Cairo. Study abroad options (which may require approval on a case-by-case basis) also exist for Prague (CET), and American University of Beirut (AUB). A maximum of nine units of advanced course work (300 level and above) may be applied toward the JINES major from study abroad or courses taken at another university. Credit will only be awarded to those courses that have been approved by the JINES study abroad adviser.
Study Abroad program at Hebrew University
Prerequisite: 1 year of Hebrew coursework at Washington University at any level. (No prerequisite to attend the summer ulpan only at Hebrew University.)
Credit awarded for ulpan: 3 Washington University credits for summer ulpan (for eight week session), 2 credits for winter ulpan. This is awarded on the basis of academic performance at Hebrew University and evaluation of improved Hebrew proficiency based on the Washington University Hebrew placement test when the student returns to Washington University. The only exception is for students who pass the ptor at Hebrew University.
Credit for Hebrew University courses as part of the official Washington University program at Hebrew University, including additional Hebrew as required during the semester: maximum of 18 credits for the fall semester, including 3 for the summer ulpan; 17 for the spring semester, including 2 for the winter ulpan, for a maximum of 33 per year including ulpan. All courses must be approved by the Study Abroad Advisor (Pamela Barmash) in order to receive credit.