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Israel: Cross-Cultural Group Dynamics in Stressful Environments

Explore how behavior and experience are influenced by culture in Israel, a major “melting pot” of races and religions. Interview members of ethnically diverse communities, meet clergy and mental health professionals of varying backgrounds, visit social service agencies and an immigrant absorption center. In Tel Aviv, hear presentations and participate in experiential growth and joint seminars with Israeli graduate students to develop a deeper understanding of identity, group process, multicultural dynamics and group counseling interventions.


Tel Aviv, Israel

Program Dates:

May 25 - June 28, 2016

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Round 2: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Round 3: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Applied Psychology
  • International Education

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


APSY-GE 2682 Section Number 099 (Class Number TBD) - Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 points).

APSY-GE 2620 Section Number 099 (Class Number TBD) - Group Dynamics (3 points).

Independent Study: Please consult with your Academic Adviser before enrolling for one of the independent studies below:

  • APSY-GE 2300 Section Number 099 (Class Number TBD) - Independent Study (3 or 6 points).
  • APSY-GE 2300 Section Number 099 (Class Number TBD) - Independent Study (3 or 6 points).

Offered through the Department of Applied Psychology

Sample Syllabus


Sam Juni, PhD

Professor of Applied Psychology, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University.

Mary Boncher, Program Mentor and Group Facilitator, Department of Applied Psychology, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University;


2016 Graduate Tuition: $1,538 per point plus registration and services fees

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2016 Housing Fees: TBD

2016 Activity Fees: TBD

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Students will stay at a modern Tel Aviv Guest House, serving breakfast and dinner daily. Students stay in shared occupancy rooms.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Tel Aviv typically depart New York a day in advance.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date. 

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to Israel less than three months in duration.  All other passport holders should check  with their respective visa requirements

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