Study Abroad

The Department of Jewish Studies encourages its majors and minors to avail themselves of opportunities to study abroad. All Rutgers students can apply for awards to support study abroad in Israel.

All students are strongly recommended to consult with the Undergraduate Director in advance of planning to study abroad regarding the eligibility of courses for transfer credit and regarding applying transfer courses to the Jewish Studies major or minor. (See transfer credit policy.)

Rutgers University students can take advantage of various study abroad programs in Jewish Studies:

Rutgers Study Abroad website:



Germany, Netherlands


Czech Republic (Prague)

Russia (St. Petersburg)

Yiddish Summer Programs

Several universities and cultural institutions around the world offer intensive summer programs in Yiddish language, literature, and culture.
  • New York (NYU)
  • Vilnius (Vilnius University)
  • Amherst, Mass. (National Yiddish Book Center)
  • Birobidjan, Russia (under aegis of Bar Ilan University, Israel)
  • Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv University) - For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Bloomington, Indiana (Indiana University)

Transfer & Study Abroad Credit Policy