Ort Braude College Exchange Program

The College is pleased to offer a unique and innovative English-language study abroad program at the ORT Braude College in Karmiel, Israel, designed especially for University of Rochester students of science and engineering. The program specifically meets the needs of sophomores considering majoring in mechanical, chemical, electrical and computer, and biomedical engineering, and chemistry, physics, and computer science. Some juniors (for example, Take Five students) may be eligible.

While on the program, students live in the ORT Braude residence halls. An inexpensive cafeteria, sports facilities, extracurricular activities, and many social functions are available on campus. Each Rochester student has a local student mentor. Students have the opportunity to learn Hebrew on the program, and to take Introduction to the History and Archaeology of the Galilee as well. Students may also choose to stay in Israel for the summer on the 8-credit summer archaeological dig in the Galilee, a University of Rochester summer study abroad program.

This is a spring-only program. Approximate dates are March 1 through July 5, with a one-week break during the Israeli Passover vacation. All courses are taught in English. The application deadline is October 15. Additional information is available at the Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs, 206 Lattimore Hall, and on the Web at www.hajim.rochester.edu/options/ORT-Braude.html.

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