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Israel - Start Up Nation

Jerusalem, Israel


Professors Tal Golan
Dates Departure from U.S.: Sat., June 30, 2018
Arrival: Sun., July 1, 2018
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., July 2, 2018
First Day of Class: Mon., July 2, 2018
Last Day of Class: Thurs., August 2, 2018
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sun., August 5, 2018

Flight Information

  • All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program reaches minimum enrollment. Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed.
  • We strongly encourage you to take a flight that arrives at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) during daylight hours. (A specific arrival window will be listed here once the program meets minimum enrollment.) All students will receive instructions on how to take shared taxis to your program housing.
  • Contact STA Travel if you would like to book flights with other students on this program or take advantage of the airfare deposit program.
Info Sessions
  • Wednesday, January 17, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Study Abroad Dance Hall, University Center 409
  • Wednesday, February 21, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Study Abroad Dance Hall, University Center 409

Why you should go

Jerusalem, one of the most fascinating cities on earth, provides an ideal setting for students to gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities of Israel’s history, politics, religion, society and culture. Among the topics explored: the political and legal systems; the spectrum of Jewish ethnicities and identities: the relations between state and religion, and between Israel and World Jewry; the role of the Holocaust in Israeli identity and politics; and the Israeli-Arab conflict and the peace process. In the past few years scientific and technological innovation became fundamental to Israeli society as well. The second course in this program will explore how Israel has become a "start-up nation" and the social, cultural and economic implications of this hi-tech boom.

Who should go

This program offers upper division electives for history majors and minors as well as for students in the Jewish Studies Program, International Studies Program, and undergraduate business minors. HISC132 has been approved for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor.

There is an automatic $1,000 scholarship for the first 15 students who apply.

Meet the professor

Tal GolanAn Israeli Native, Tal Golan possesses deep and intimate knowledge of Israeli society and culture.

Before joining UCSD’s History Department in 2004, Golan worked at the Ben Gurion Institute, Israel’s leading research center on Zionism and Israeli society. His current research examines the roles of science and technology in Zionism and modern Israel.

Get in touch with UCSD Global Seminars

Study Abroad UC San Diego
University Center 409
9500 Gilman Drive #0095
La Jolla, California 92093-0095
Phone: (858) 534-1123
Email: globalseminar@ucsd.edu
VAC: http://vac.ucsd.edu

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