Many Judaic Studies students spend all or part of an academic year studying abroad. Study abroad offers students the opportunity for cultural immersion, intensive language learning, and first-hand observation of different educational systems. A large number of Judaic Studies students choose to study in Israel where they have an opportunity to expand their language skills and participate in daily life.
If you're interested in studying abroad, a good place to start is The University of Michigan’s Center for Global and Intercultural Study. The vast majority of global study-related programming in LSA and across U-M is handled through CGIS. Their First Step sessions are a great way to get basic questions answered. CGIS also serves as a resource for the University and broader community at large, consulting with faculty, advisors, administrative staff, and others about international study conditions, trends and safety abroad, and offering various kinds of advice and support in the development and management of education abroad programs. The CGIS website has additional information about funding sources, health and safety, insurance and more. Check out the Judaic Studies listing on the CGIS site here.