NEW YORK (Jun. 24)
A group of 42 American college and university students sailed for Israel today aboard the Zim Lines’ S. S. Jerusalem to spend a year of study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The group is composed of 20 young men and 22 young women, all of whom are participants in the American Student Program which is sponsored by the American Friends of the Hebrew University. The program is now in its ninth consecutive year. The students in the 1963-64 group come from 29 colleges and universities throughout the United States. They represent 16 states. The students were selected from among many applicants by the American Student Program Committee of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, under the chairmanship of Professor Oscar I. Janowsky.
The program has the cooperation of the Jewish Agency for Israel and of Israeli cultural representatives. It is designed to “enable American students to savor Israel’s culture at first hand and to contribute to a better understanding in Israel of American and American Jewish ideals and institutions. ” This year’s program marked the inauguration of the Wouk Scholarships established by the Abe Wouk Foundation, of which the noted author Herman Wouk is president. The 13 recipients of Wouk Scholarships received a combined total of $100,000. A total of 23 participants in the 1963-64 program received scholarships.