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Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records

Dates: bulk 1984-1992, 1968-2008

Contains correspondence discussing the establishment and daily routine of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies as well as the Division of Continuing Education's Study in Jerusalem program that preceded the establishment of the Jerusalem Center. It also contains participant evaluations of this study abroad program. Also included are information packets given to students and parents before the departure for the Center and schedules for the semester. The packets contain information concerning international travel, immunization requirements, a calendar of the planned activities for the semester. The guidelines and expectations of the program are also included.The bulk of the material are from 1984-1992.

  • Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: UA 1294
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted until 2052, or with permission from the L. Tom Perry Board of Curators and the Board of Trustees for the Jerusalem Center of Near Eastern Studies.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1294; Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1294, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management, Aug. 2006.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1294.xml
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education; Foreign study--Middle East
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Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
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Finding Aid Title
Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Kim
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-13T14:56-0700
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Biographical Info:

Administrative history

The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies (1988- ) is a satellite campus of Brigham Young University.

The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies is Brigham Young University's center for study of Hebrew, Arabic and ancient history in Jerusalem. Students enroll through the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah, travel to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey. Students live in the Center for programs that last for a semester.

Students study a core curriculum that focuses on Old and New Testament, ancient and modern Near Eastern studies, and language (Hebrew and Arabic). Classroom study is built around field trips that include visiting historical and cultural sites in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey. The original study abroad program to Israel was established in January 1968 with students housed in various hotels, youth hostels, and kibbutzim throughout the city. The Jerusalem Center was completed in 1988 and the first group of students moved in at the completion.

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