THE APPLICATION FOR FSU ISRAEL 2014 IS NOW OPEN. This year’s program is from May 6th to June 12th. You can go to international.fsu.edu to view our program and access the application, or you can link directly to the application. If you have any questions, please email Christi Metcalfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read first hand experiences about the trip from our students visit the following blogs:
One of the biggest concerns when studying abroad is security, so here is a little bit of information about the situation in Israel.
Statistically, Israel is safer than America. During the 6 weeks we were gone last summer, there were 2 murders in Tallahassee, a city of about 183,000, and 0 murders in Israel, a country of about 7,766,000. On the kibbutz where the program is held, there has not been an incident since 1948, the founding of Israel.
We know the situation in Israel is often misportrayed, so we highly encourage you to contact us regarding security questions. As you can see from this NY times article, the situation is not as the presidential candidates are making it seem, and this particular NY Times article clearly indicates that the president of Palestine is not interested in another Intifada – “…we want to use peaceful negotiations, we want to use peaceful resistance.”
If you have questions regarding security, please contact the program leader, Marc Gertz, at email@example.com. He travels to Israel 2 to 3 times a year and has an apartment in Israel, so he is familiar with the situations and can ease your security concerns. He is also happy to talk with parents who may have qualms about sending their son or daughter to Israel.Read more