The Frankel Center encourages students to take time to study abroad, whether it is in Israel, Eastern Europe, or elsewhere. Many Judaic Studies students spend all or part of an academic year studying abroad. Study abroad offers students the opportunity for cultural immersion, intensive language learning, and first-hand observation of different educational systems. A large number of Judaic Studies students choose to study in Israel where they have an opportunity to expand their language skills and participate in daily life.
The University of Michigan’s Center for Global and Intercultural Study administers the University of Michigan's study abroad programs. The CGIS also serves as a resource for the University and broader community at large, consulting with faculty, advisors, administrative staff, and others about international study conditions, trends and safety abroad, and offering various kinds of advice and support in the development and management of education abroad programs. If you are concerned about health and security issues while abroad, please see the recently issued U-M Overseas Travel Guidelines at the CGIS website.