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The program examines housing and community development in Israel, with a focus on the holy city of Jerusalem. Through lectures and field trips, we will learn about critical housing problems facing the cit's diverse population and efforts to build new neig
Location:
Tel Aviv, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

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Program Description:
Arrive Date: 6/23/2013 End Date: 7/20/2013

COURSES
CRD 153A. International Community Development: Asia (4 units) Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, Anthropology 2, International Agricultural Development 10. Examination and analysis of community development efforts in Israel and the impact of global forces in different settings. Alternative strategies with emphasis on self-reliance and locally controlled development.
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Community and Regional Development 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units) Graduate Course Options available upon request.

The program examines housing and community development in Israel, with a focus on the holy city of Jerusalem. Through lectures and field trips, we will learn about critical housing problems facing the cit's diverse population and efforts to build new neighborhoods and regenerate older neighborhoods against the backdrop of competing religious, cultural, and national claims. We will study the political and ideological factors that inform housing policy and the role of the state and community organizations in planning and community development. We will also explore the modern city of Tel Aviv, as well as learn about the Kibbutz population, Israeli-Arabs, Palestinians, foreign workers, and more.



Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
About Israel

From the Lonely Planet guide book:

Israel is one of the world’s oldest travel destinations. Everyone from Moses to Mark Twain has dreamed of going there. The appearance of prophets seems to be dwindling and the Crusaders have long since hung up their swords and shields, but travelers still come in droves, almost magnetically, to this land still considered holy by countless millions.

The appeal of Israel’s ancient and holy past may be obvious enough but many new arrivals are surprised to see that it’s much more than a lesson in history.While Jerusalem is a dazzling amalgam of past and present, and a contested hotbed for the world's monotheistic faiths, the whole country is a tightly packed ball of everything from Mt Masada and the Negev desert to the beaches of Eilat. On a leisurely weekend you could surf, ski, sip wine, ride horses, go clubbing in Tel-Aviv or enjoy some cutting-edge theatre – and that’s just the start. You can also work on a kibbutz, volunteer

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