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Northwestern and Israel

Northwestern and Israel

In Israel, Northwestern offers its students and faculty innovative educational and research opportunities across many scholarly fields through collaborative partnerships and creative ventures.


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv University: Coller School of Management
Tel Aviv University: Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University: The Buchmann Faculty of Law

Units and Groups

Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies offers a program in Israel Studies that promotes the academic study of the modern state of Israel through rigorous and interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship, and research. Its aim is to study all facets of the modern state of Israel, focusing on the history, politics, culture, and economics of contemporary Israeli society, as well as Israeli technological and scientific scholarship.
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Jewish Studies Program

Undergraduate students in the Jewish Studies Program may pursue a minor or major degree in Jewish Studies or a minor degree in Hebrew Studies. Graduate students may participate in the Jewish Studies Graduate Cluster. This interdisciplinary program is comprised of faculty with primary appointments in other departments but who come together because of their expertise and shared interest in Jewish Studies.
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Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA)

The Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) offers the Northwestern community an in-depth understanding of the region that stretches from Morocco to the Gulf States and Iran, and from the Mediterranean into the Sahara and beyond.
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Student Groups

  • Fiedler Hillel
  • J Street U Northwestern
  • Save a Child’s Heart
  • Students for Justice in Palestine
  • TAMID Group
  • Wildcats for Israel
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Research Highlight

Water in Israel

At Northwestern, a coordinated effort between the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Northwestern Center for Water Research is dedicated to the examination of water in Israel. This interdisciplinary collaboration includes an annual undergraduate seminar on water in Israel and the Middle East, an annual international symposium, and a 12-day Global Engineering Trek to Israel, in which students study the realities and impact of water issues first-hand.


Northwestern students studying in Israel have the opportunity to learn in one of the oldest and most historic regions in the world, deepening their knowledge and Northwestern's relationship with the country.

  • 113 Northwestern students in Israel:
  • 5 Undergraduate
  • 108 Graduate

Northwestern students in Israel include 5 undergraduate students on a Northwestern exchange program,  18 MBA student on an exchange program, 87 executive MBA students on a joint degree program, and 3 medical students on clinical rotations.

For historical data visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.

  • 14 students from Israel at Northwestern:
  • 1 Undergraduate
  • 7 Masters
  • 6 Doctoral


~1,250Northwestern alumni are based in Israel.

One-third are located in Tel Aviv.

The Kellogg Alumni Club of Israel offers social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in Israel. Other ways to get and stay connected can be found here.


Click through the timeline to find out about past events, workshops, conferences and news stories.

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This webpage contains data from the 2018-2019 academic year. Data from the 2019-2020 year will be released in the fall of 2020. For questions or comments about the information listed on this webpage, please contact Janka Pieper, Director of Communications.