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ASU: Counter-Terrorism in Israel
Jerusalem, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Summer
Areas of Study:
Social Sciences
Program Type:
Faculty Directed
Language of Instruction:
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
Internships Available:
Graduate Courses Available:
GPA Requirement:
International Coordinator:
Carmen Pitz
College Sponsor:
College of Public Service & Community Solutions
Department/School Sponsor:
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details
This is information for the Counter-Terrorism in Israel - Session 1
July 6 - July 19, 2017
***This session is full, and no longer accepting applications***

Click HERE to access the Counter-Terrorism in Israel - Session 2 


Israel Summer 2015 Group Photo

   Quick Facts


June 22 - July 5, 2017 - APPLY HERE
July 6 - July 19, 2017 (FULL - no space available)

  • 14-day, hands-on class at the world renowned ITRR facilities in Jerusalem and around Israel.
  • Program includes intelligence briefings, on-site visits, and lecture presentations.


Israel Summer 2015

Location Details

This program is located in Jerusalem, Israel.This 14-day program focuses on counter-terrorism, intelligence-gathering, suicide bomber interdiction, and jihadism.  Students will visit facilities and protected environments throughout Israel to learn about the measures the Israelis have taken to deal with terror-related threats and risks.  Students will also see how the Israelis have changed security practices and procedures as a result of lessons learned from past terror attacks and what they are doing to prevent future attacks.
This program includes intelligence briefings, on-site visits, and lecture presentations.  Students will also experience a cultural component in journeying to one of the most important regions of the world – the Holy Land.  Our delegation will tour the Old City of Jerusalem, visit holy sites such as the Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulcher as well as venture to the Masada and Dead Sea.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.


This program includes 6 credits of tuition. Students will select two of the courses below:

CRJ 455 Police & International Terrorism: Israel (3)
CRJ 456 Etiology of Martyrdom: Israel (3)
CRJ 555 Police & International Terrorism: Israel (3)
CRJ 556 Etiology of Martyrdom: Israel (3)
STS 364 The Science of Detecting Suicide Bombers (3)
STS 494 Science, Technology and National Security


Faculty Directors

Dr. Rebecca Loftus
Academic Program Manager
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Dr. Charles Loftus
Faculty Associate
School of Letters Science Poly

Loftus in Israel
Rebecca & Charles Loftus


Program Housing

Students will be housed in double-occupancy rooms at the Dan Panorama in Jerusalem throughout the duration of the program.
  • Some amenities of the Dan Panorama include:Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Walking distance to the Old City, shopping, and restaurants
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • A main dining room, lounge, a la carte restaurant, and poolside snack bar
Hotel Dan Panorama                      Standard Student RoomDan Panorama Pool                      Hotel Restaurant                                  




Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.



Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2017 is $6990.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition, double occupancy rooms, breakfasts, course-related transportation and training fees. Not included: ASU fees, round-trip airfare to/from Israel, additional meals, passports, books and personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

Amado Foundation Travel Scholarship
The Counter-Terrorism: Isreal study abroad program is pleased to offer a scholarship to ASU students participating in the Counter-Terrorism: Isreal program for Summer 2017. This scholarship is a combination of need-based/academic merit-based. Scholarships range from $1000-$5000.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Have an active application for the Summer 2017 Counter-Terrorism: Isreal program by the scholarship application deadline
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application
  • Be a degree-seeking ASU student (graduate or undergraduate) at the time of the application AND returning for Fall 2017 enrollment
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Only students in CONFIRMED application status at the time of departure will be awarded their scholarship. Students who withdraw their application are no longer eligible for the scholarship.
Deadline to apply is Februrary 15, 2017
Decision date: March 1, 2017

Questions: Contact Dr. Rebecca Loftus at

APPLY HERE: Amado Foundation Scholarship Application 


  Dates & Deadlines
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.