1. Hebrew U launches Jerusalem/Nepal semester program for international students

    Hebrew U launches Jerusalem/Nepal semester program for international students

    American college students torn between a semester in Israel and one in a more exotic location will no longer need to choose, as the Hebrew University launches a new partnership with a Jewish social justice group for a joint Israel-Nepal semester this spring.

    “Students are often pulled between wanting to explore deeper inwardly, about their Jewish identity, or their global identity, going farther than they have had a chance before,” said Micha Odenheimer, the founder and director of Tevel B’Tzedek. “This semester can appeal to kids who want to do both.”

    Tevel B’Tzedek has run short-term social justice ...

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    1. Students are often pulled between wanting to explore deeper inwardly, about their Jewish identity, or their global identity, going farther than they have had a chance before.
    2. This is a unique opportunity to integrate not only academic studies but also experience in the field.
    3. This is a pilot. If we see there is success we might consider doing it elsewhere.
    4. I've been interested for a while in exploring the connection between religion, ethics, and international development.
    5. This program is everything we're trying to do in Tevel B'Tzedek.
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