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The Israeli Teaching Exchange Fellowship connects American colleges and universities interested in international exchange with Israeli scholars looking to teach in the United States.

Program Overview

Fellows typically stay at a single school for three years and teach four courses a year, three of which focus on modern Israel. Fellows also organize four public or academic events about modern Israel each year.

The universities decide whom to hire, what courses will be offered, salary, and benefits. Through our network in Israel, the Institute provides assistance in recruiting potential exchange fellows and provides financial support to offset the costs of hosting a fellow.

Course Requirements

Courses may be in any discipline but, to be considered Israel-focused, at least sixty percent of the topics and readings must be about modern Israel.

Courses must be listed at the undergraduate level, taught in person, and last an entire semester or quarter (at least 10 weeks).

Host Requirements

Host universities must provide an on-campus office (shared is fine), sponsor the visitor’s visa, provide access to university health insurance, and make efforts to ensure courses have robust enrollment.

Institute Support

The Israel Institute recruits Israeli scholars and provides grants to support international exchange.

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Visiting Faculty

Our Visiting Faculty Program supports Israeli faculty in teaching for a year at American universities.
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