Brandeis University Announces Plan for Institute in Israel

Brandeis University today announced plans for its fifth annual Jacob Hiatt Institute in Israel, a six-month foreign study program in the liberal arts for junior and senior year college students. The Institute, made possible with the cooperation of the U.S. Department of State, will begin in July 1965, and conclude the following December.

Dr. Howard M. Sachar, Institute director, stated that applications should be made to Brandeis on or before March. The Institute concentrates on the study of Israel’s political, social and historical institutions and is under the direct supervision of the Brandeis faculty. It has no formal affiliation with colleges or universities in Israel.

Students, who live in a pension in Jerusalem, are taught jointly by Brandeis faculty members and Israeli faculty with American training. Courses, except for the summer language study of Hebrew, are taught in English, Classes and seminars are supplemented by field trips to farm settlements, industrial areas, desert drilling stations and port areas. After completing course study and travel in Israel, students will spend several weeks in Europe before returning home in mid-January.

The Hiatt Institute is open to all students who have completed a minimum of four semesters’ work in an accredited college or university, and who will have attained junior or senior status by June 1965. A total of 25 students, 13 from Brandeis and 12 from nine other institutions, are currently taking part in the 1964 Hiatt program.

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