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Program Description

This program is now closed and has a wait-list for Summer 2019.
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Israel Summer 2015 Group Photo

   Quick Facts

  • July 1 - July 18, 2019

  • Intensive, 17-day program program studying counter-terrorism, intelligence-gathering, suicide bomber interdiction, emergency management/response.
  • Program includes intelligence briefings, on-site visits, lecture presentations, and group activities in Jerusalem and around Israel.
  • *Program is currently in a wait-list.

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.


Israel Summer 2015

Location Details

This 17-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.


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
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Loftus in Israel
Rebecca & Charles Loftus


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 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 2019 is $6,995.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 6 credits, 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 ASU: Counter-Terrorism in Israel study abroad program is pleased to offer a scholarship to students participating in the program for Summer 2019.  The scholarship is a combination of need-based/academic merit-based.  Up to $5000 per student may be awarded.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Active application for the Summer 2019 ASU: Counter-Terrorism in Israel by scholarship application deadline
  • Minimum cumulative GPS of 2.5 at the time of application
  • Open to degree-seeking ASU students (graduate and undergraduate) at the time of application AND RETURNING FOR FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT
  • Good standing with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Funding disbursement is made only to students in CONFIRMED application status at the time of departure.  Students whose applications are withdrawn prior to departure forfeit eligibility for the scholarship
Scholarship application deadline: February 15, 2019
Questions: Contact Dr. Rebecca Loftus (

APPLY HERE: 2019 Amado Foundation Scholarship Application.docx


Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission 07/01/2019 07/18/2019
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until Study Abroad Office contacts you to do so.

** 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.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.