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Contemporary Challenges Credits
Language Immersion

Dance Jerusalem (Israel)

Jerusalem, Israel

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 27, 2021
Jun 30, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
3.0
Restrictions

Open to Mason Gross Dance Students Only

Credits

22

Program Advisor

The Program

This unique program combines artistic training in dance skills and technique with academic exposure to Israel's challenging social, historical and cultural environment.

Initiated jointly by the Rothberg International School (RIS) and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD), Dance Jerusalem offers university-level artistic and technical training in the disciplines of Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance (including Ohad Naharin's GaGa), Choreography, Repertoire and Improvisation. Within the framework of a comprehensive survey course, "Dance in Israel", students create, rehearse and perform works with outstanding Israeli composers and choreographers.

Program Location

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Jerusalem, Israel

Israel

Jerusalem

The 3,000-year-old city of Jerusalem is sacred to the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  Visit the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and you’ll get a real sense of how important the city is to the three religions.  Another attraction not to miss is the Israel Museum, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as to collections of Judaica, Israeli and European art. And Jerusalem isn’t only about religion or architecture; the city juxtaposes its ancient roots with modern innovations. It’s the seat of Israel’s government, and has plenty of lively cafés and shops as well as nightlife.

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Hebrew University website.

In addition to the Dance in Jerusalem courses, students will also choose 2 electives from a wide range of academic courses in Jewish, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, as well as Hebrew Language. 

Modern Hebrew language instruction is an integral part of the program and students take a pre-semester intensive Hebrew program – either the Undergraduate Summer Ulpan in late August or the Winter Ulpan in January. Students who have completed level Dalet are required to take at least one course taught in Hebrew.

*BFA majors are expected to take daily modern technique classes, a course in choreography, and coursework focusing on the partnership between sound and movement.  There may be additional courses required by Hebrew University and/or the DanceJerusalem program. Rutgers BFA Dance students applying to this program must have completed or be enrolled in the following courses by spring semester of their second year: Choreography I, Improvisation II, Kinesiology, Technique IV, Rhythmic for Dancers, and Ballet VI.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Hebrew University and Rutgers University. Dance Jerusalem students will take 15 credits per term plus the pre-semester Ulpan and Israeli Choreographers Repertoire Workshop. The credit translation system between Hebrew University and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at Hebrew University will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

 

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Hebrew University web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Fall Semester

Late August

Mid-January

Spring Semester

Late January

Mid-June

Housing and Meals

Hebrew University places visiting students in apartments with single and double rooms within walking distance from the university. The bedrooms contain beds, desks, chairs and closets. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared. Internet access is available for an additional fee. While there is no meal plan, the kitchens are equipped with stove burners and refrigerators for preparing light meals and snacks. There are moderately priced kosher cafeterias and snack bars, as well as small supermarkets in or near each student housing complex.

For more information about accommodations on the Hebrew University program, please visit the Hebrew web page.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $15,710
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition w/Uplan
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Meals $2,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $47
Books and Classroom Materials $275
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $5,822.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per semester $12,940
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition w/Uplan
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Meals $4,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $47
Books and Classroom Materials $550
Local Transportation $400
Personal Expenses $4,000
Total $10,297.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $16,290
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition w/Uplan
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,300
Meals $2,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $47
Books and Classroom Materials $275
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $5,822.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

A limited number of scholarships are available to all Rutgers students through the Jewish Studies department. For more information please visit the Jewish Studies Department website.

Available to all Jewish undergraduate students participating in a MASA-affiliated program.  For more information please visit the MASA website.