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This 14-day Summer Study Abroad program takes students to Israel to learn intelligence gathering, national security and counter-terrorism strategies.  With an emphasis on what works in Israel, students are tasked with considering what can and cannot be applied in the United States. 

This extensive on-site training gives students a glimpse into secure facilities and protected environments that Israel has developed over the years to deal with terror-related threats and risks.  The experience includes intelligence briefings, lectures, and on-site tours.  Students are also afforded the opportunity to experience the cultural aspects of Israel, including the Old City of Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, the Masada, and the Dead Sea.

Previous delegations have toured the following:

  • Ben Gurion Airport
  • The New Fence
  • Hebrew University
  • Rabin Square
  • Port Security
  • Downtown Tel Aviv and the Commercial District
  • The Cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon
  • The Israeli Holocaust Museum
  • Galilee
  • Suicide bombing sites
  • Military installations
  • And presentations related to Israeli history and geography, the development of fundamentalist terrorism, origins of jihad, lessons learned in suicide attacks, tactical medicine, and information/intelligence gathering.


Summer 2013:

Travel dates for the Summer 2012 program are tentatively scheduled for July 3-17 (firm dates to be scheduled).

Important Information:

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
  • Eligibility: 2.0 GPA
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Minimum Credits: Students must register for at least 6 credit hours (2 classes)
  • Courses offered:
    - CRJ494/598: Etiology of Martyrdom (undergraduate and graduate courses available)

    - CRJ494/598: Police and International Terrorism (undergraduate and graduate courses available)

    - STS364: Science, Technology and National Security

    - STS 494: The Science of Detecting Suicide Bombers


Contact Information:

Please contact the Faculty Coordinators with additional questions:

  • Rebecca Loftus, Ph.D. (
  • Charles Loftus, Ph.D. (



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