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Judaic Studies

Below you will find programs suggested by both CGIS & the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. Please note that all LSA students receive in-residence credits when studying abroad through CGIS.

Judaic Studies students visit Robert Indiana's AHAVA sculpture - which depicts the Hebrew word for “love” - in Israel during study abroad, Summer 2018.

Judaic Studies encourages students to pursue opportunities abroad to gain global perspectives, to pursue intensive language learning, to obtain first-hand observation of different educational systems and to enhance their overall education. An excellent range of study abroad options exists for students at Michigan, including cultural immersion, summer fieldwork, intensive language training, and independent study programs.


Study Abroad courses that are often used for Judaic Studies requirements: Students can easily fulfill several of their major or minor elective course requirements through study abroad courses. Students may refer to the Study Abroad Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide for a list of Judaic Studies pre-approved courses. For the Judaic Studies major, students can contribute up to 13 credits towards the Judaic elective requirement.

Process for approval: Students should first consult the Judaic Studies advisor to see how credits abroad may count towards the major or minor. Prior to going abroad, look at the Study Abroad Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide to see if your coursework has already been approved. If a course is not on that list, students can request that it be evaluated. The Judaic Studies program has a detailed description of the transfer credit approval process on their Transfer Credit page.

Contact: is a good place to start if you have questions, or you can set up an advising appointment here.

Funding opportunities: Financial aid and scholarships are available for many programs and the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship is also available to all eligible LSA students. Judaic Studies also provides various funding opportunities for students studying, traveling, working or conducting research abroad.

Next Steps: Once you've spoken to your Judaic Studies advisor about how study abroad may fit into your major or minor requirements, you can attend an optional First Step session to learn general information about studying abroad through CGIS. You can find information about First Step sessions as well as how to meet with CGIS Peer Advisors and Program Advisors by visiting our CGIS Advising page. Our team will be able to help you through the application process and can address any of your questions or concerns in relation to curriculum, navigating your identity, navigating through a specific country, and so much more!