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ASU: Counter-Terrorism in Israel - July
Jerusalem, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Summer
Areas of Study:
Social Sciences
Program Type:
Faculty Directed
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
Internships Available:
No
Graduate Courses Available:
Yes
GPA Requirement:
2.00
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:
Yes
  Program Details
PLEASE NOTE: 
This is information for the Counter-Terrorism in Israel - July Session

Applicants should ONLY apply to either June Session OR July Session. 



Click HERE to access the Counter-Terrorism in Israel - June 
 

 
 

Overview

Israel Summer 2015 Group Photo

   Quick Facts

  • 2 SUMMER SESSIONS: 
    July 5 - July 19, 2018  Apply on this page
    Click here for June Session (June 18- July 2, 2018) 

  • 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.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.

Location


Israel Summer 2015

Location Details


This 14-day program focuses on counter-terrorism; intelligence-gathering; suicide bomber interdiction; emergency management/response, and preparedness; and jihadism.  Students are housed at a hotel in Jerusalem and travel around the country, touring Tel Aviv, Ashdod, Ashkelon, the Galilee region, Jordanian Valley, and other locations.  The delegation visits facilities and protected environments throughout Israel to learn about the measures the Israelis have taken to deal with terror-related threats and risks as well as manage emergency situations.  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, group activities, 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.

Academics

Eligibility Requirements

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

Courses


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

Faculty Directors

Dr. Rebecca Loftus
Academic Program Manager
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
loftus@asu.edu

Dr. Charles Loftus
Instructor
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Charles.Loftus@asu.edu

Loftus in Israel
Rebecca & Charles Loftus

Housing

Program Housing


Students will be housed in double-occupancy rooms at the Prima Kings Hotel in Jerusalem throughout the duration of the program.

Some amenities of the Prima Kings Hotel include:
  • Fitness center
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Walking distance to the Old City, shopping, and restaurants
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • A main dining room, complimentary breakfast 

 

Prima Kings Facade
Prima Kings Lounge
Prima Kings Food
Prima Kings Room

Accessibility

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.

Students

Cost

Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $6,990.

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

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: Israel study abroad program is pleased to offer a scholarship to ASU students participating in the Counter-Terrorism: Israel program for Summer 2018. 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 2018 Counter-Terrorism: Israel 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 2018 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.
Dates:
Deadline to apply is Februrary 15, 2018
Decision date: March 1, 2018

Questions: Contact Dr. Rebecca Loftus at loftus@asu.edu

APPLY HERE: Amado Foundation Scholarship Application 2018 

Links



  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/05/2018 07/19/2018
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.