The Center for Judaic Studies encourages students to utilize resources at the University of Denver to expand their studies abroad, especially the Office of International Education.
The University of Denver has partner programs at universities around the world. There are many partner universities with Judaic studies opportunities, including Monash University in Australia, Goldsmiths University in London, England, and Ben-Gurion University and University of Haifa in Israel. Please contact Prof. Sarah Pessin at email@example.com to find out how to integrate Judaic studies into your studies abroad.
CJS also encourages you to consider International Service Learning as part of your academic career to gain global experience in social justice issues. Social justice, interfaith bridge building, and community engagement are key values of CJS, and can be integrated into your Judaic studies minor as well.
Hear from a few Judaic studies minor students about their study abroad experience!
International education opportunities through du & CJS
The Center for Judaic Studies offers students a global learning environment through four inter-related formats:
- Inter-term travel courses: Students can register for an inter-term course to Argentina; more inter-term courses are on the way!
- Quarter abroad: Students can also take advantage of a number of quarter-long study abroad opportunities in Judaic studies (including service learning opportunities in Judaic studies) through DU's Cherrington Global Scholars program, as well as through one-on-one consultation with CJS faculty. We help students create personalized Judaic studies learning experiences abroad to match their individual courses of study, and the credits transfer easily.
- Israel Cultures Initiative: Students can take part in a variety of Israel-related programming through our new Israel Cultures Initiative, which highlights the diversity of individuals and communities living in the region. Included as part of this initiative is the annual Dr. Irwin E. Vinnik Fellowship for Advanced Study in Israel, which supports study and travel abroad.
Creative global classroom: Even our Denver classrooms have an international focus, offering students a number of creative engagements with scholars and students at universities around the world. This includes:
- Classroom visits with internationally renowned scholars and performing artists
- Virtual ventures—such as Skype video chats, Second Life formats, and international email and Facebook projects
In addition to our curricular emphasis on internationalization, CJS faculty members travel around the world to present their research findings and to pursue their work at international archives, museums, and archaeological sites.
CJS also works with campus and community partners on a number of global projects. One example is our work with Temple Sinai to host Netzwerk, a program that brings together high school students from Germany and Colorado for a week of learning around the history of the Holocaust and the future of social justice.
Visit our Current Initiatives page to learn more about all our exciting initiatives at CJS.