Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Winter Term Course in Israel: Sport for Development and Peace

Saturday, October 1st is the deadline to apply for winter term study abroad courses.  The Kinesiology Department is offering a course in Israel (KNES 389 – Sport for Development and Peace in a Divided Society) that examines the impacts of sport within Israeli society.  Based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, you will be immersed within Israeli culture, investigate sport within the con­text of the Jewish-Arab conflict, and interact with program providers and participants as sport is used to promote social integration and peaceful coexistence across ethnic and religious lines.  We will visit programs throughout the country, enjoy Israeli sports events, tour important sites, and meet with key stakeholders within the Israeli sports system.

Sport for Development and Peace in a Divided Society is a 3-credit course open to all students, regardless of major.  KNES majors can receive credit for an upper-level options course if they have already completed KNES 287 or KNES 293.  The program cost is $5,100, which includes 21 nights of lodging, about 2/3 of all meals, transportation in Israel, and all programmatic elements.  Scholarship money is available through the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Friedman at mtfried@umd.edu

To apply, students should go to the UMD Education Abroad website: https://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/education-abroad/search-programs.

To apply for scholarships, the application is available at http://jewishstudies.umd.edu/scholarships