Friday, September 9, 2011

Jewish Theological Seminary: Visiting Students Program

I’m writing to let you know about our Visiting Student program in Jewish studies, which gives undergraduate students currently enrolled at other accredited four-year colleges and universities the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at List College, the undergraduate school of The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.
Visiting students love spending time at List College, as they join a small community within a large city. They're able to choose from a rich selection of Judaic studies classes and reap all of the benefits of being in a dynamic urban setting, including internships and co-curricular activities. The students in your Jewish Studies program will find multiple avenues for enrichment at JTS by taking courses in classical Jewish texts, Jewish history, literature, thought, and more. They will learn from our passionate faculty, interact with List students as well as students from JTS's 4 graduate-level schools, take advantage of residence hall living, and participate in a variety of co-curricular activities. We at JTS will benefit immeasurably from their presence, and I know that you will be pleased to see them return to campus energized by their studies and Jewish identity exploration and eager to gain even more from all that you have to offer academically.
JTS is now accepting applications for the spring 2012 Visiting Student Program. Applicants must complete the Transfer Student version of the Common Application:, present a satisfactory college record, and submit a letter of approval from the dean or major adviser from the degree-granting institution. A visiting student may receive credits at his or her own institution for courses successfully completed at List College, subject to the approval of the student's own dean. Visiting students are assigned an adviser to assist with navigating registration procedures and to act as a general resource during the student's stay at List College.
Please encourage your students to take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity. The chance to spend a semester in New York in dialogue with preeminent scholars and engaged students in the field of Jewish studies will certainly enhance their college experience. The deadline for applications to our 2012 program is October 16th. Students may apply online today by clicking here:
For more information, please encourage students to visit or to contact us at .
I'd be delighted to answer any questions you might have or to discuss any specific students that you think might be a good fit for any of our programs.
Thanks so much.

Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz
Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of Jewish History
Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-4649

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