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IU-Administered Program

Program will not be offered in 2010, but may be offered in future; interested students should return to this site for information.

  • Two week visit to Germany, including Berlin, the thriving capital of Germany and home to Germany's largest Jewish community
  • Explore contemporary Jewish culture in Germany and learn about German Jewish history
  • Introductory class on German Jewish history held at Bloomington campus in April
  • Learn about the new Germany, after the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Meet with Jewish students and Jewish Studies scholars from Germany to study and socialize
  • To Be Determined
Program Organization
  • Late Spring Semester class AND Two-Week Study Program in Germany
  • 15 IU students, 1 IU faculty
  • Class meetings at IUB and 2-week study tour in Germany
  • Bridge of Understanding
  • Instruction in English
Academic Program
  • 2 credits in JSTU H495, Individual Readings in Jewish Studies
  • Class on German-Jewish history taught by Matthias Lehmann, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies & History
  • Study Tour
    • seminars held in cooperation with Jewish Studies programs at German universities
    • guided tours of the Jewish museum in Berlin and memorial sites of the Holocaust
    • discussions with representatives of the Jewish community and of other public institutions in Germany
  • Shared hotel accommodations
Additional Program Information

You may apply if you

  • are an IU degree candidate who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your second full-time semester of college (priority given to upperclassmen),
  • are a Jewish Studies major or certificate student, or have taken courses in the area,
  • are willing to live and travel with a group, and
  • have approximately a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program are not eligible.
Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • To Be Determined

Estimated Costs

Summer 2005

  • Fee paid to IU: (tuition, health insurance)
    • Indiana resident $447
    • Non-resident $947
  • Additional meals: $125
  • International airfare: $900

Program costs are significantly underwritten by Bridge of Understanding, including room, most meals, local transportation, and reimbursement of two-thirds of roundtrip airfare to Germany.

Personal expenses additional.