GO Jerusalem: Interfaith Encounters is an immersion in the living history of this ancient city. We engage with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities as we learn about the diverse ways Jerusalem is regarded as a holy place. In a city known in the popular imagination as a site of religious contention, we seek out the many people and communities who are inspired by their faith to help Jerusalem realize its ancient promise as a city of justice and peace.
Prerequisites: An interest in interfaith engagement and an openness to faith-based, peace and coexistence programming.
Financial aid: Need-based aid may be available.
Directors: Scott Kershner, Susquehanna Chaplain, and Rabbi Nina Mandel, Susquehanna Adjunct Faculty in Diversity Studies
It was one of the best experiences of my life. It was educational as well as inspirational --Student on 2015/2016 program
About GO Short:
Through intentional programming, students make the most of their short-term study abroad on GO Short programs. You will study away with Susquehanna faculty/staff leading a small group of Susquehanna classmates, all of whom have participated in the program’s preparation (i.e. GO Prep) course in the semester prior to departure. After an intensive, active program, there is a reflection course for the program to optimize your cross-cultural learning. As these programs run during winter or summer breaks and are 2-6 weeks, they are great opportunities for students to study away without committing to a full semester.
Photo Credit: Hasana Chaudry
Photo Credit: Nina Mandel
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.