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Internationalization at CJS

The Center for Judaic Studies offers students a global learning environment through three inter-related formats:

  1. Inter-term travel courses: Students can register for an inter-term course to Argentina; more inter-term courses are on the way!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Another example is our Israel Cultures Initiative .

Visit our Current Initiatives page to learn more about all our exciting initiatives at CJS.