FDU and the Jewish Community

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tel aviv university
Tel Aviv University

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hebrew University of Jerusalem


FDU Freshman Year in Israel

The FDU Freshman Year in Israel Program provides opportunities for high school graduates from the U.S. to complete their first year of college study at Tel Aviv University or The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, both of which are fully accredited by the Israel Council of Higher Education and are among the best known and most prestigious universities in Israel, before returning to Fairleigh Dickinson University to complete their degree.

Under the FDU Freshman Year in Israel Program, students apply to and enroll at Fairleigh Dickinson University as freshmen prior to traveling to Israel for a one- or two-semester academic program for visiting freshmen. While studying in Israel, students can earn up to 18 college credits for one semester or up to 36 college credits for a full academic year. The program includes opportunities to travel in Israel, meet and socialize with Israeli students, and enjoy a vast array of cultural enrichment opportunities.

Transcripts from Tel Aviv University and The Hebrew University are sent to Fairleigh Dickinson University at the completion of a student’s program in Israel and credits automatically become FDU credits. No college deferral is necessary as with many gap-year programs. Since students enroll at FDU during their freshman year, they are eligible for state, federal and institutional aid to help defray the costs of their studies in Israel. Students pay the same tuition and fees as they would for a semester or academic year at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  

For more information contact Dr. Jason Scorza at 201-692-7360 or

Traditional Study Abroad

Fairleigh Dickinson University also offers students a traditional study abroad option at Tel Aviv University or The Hebrew University of Jerusalem during their sophomore or junior year.   

For more information contact Brian Swanzey at 201-669-7365 or



FDU and the Jewish Community

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus, in Teaneck, NJ, is located in the midst of one of largest and most vibrant Jewish communities in the world. The campus is surrounded by services and amenities, including kosher restaurants, cafes, markets, shops, synagogues, community centers, and social activities, as well as potential host families for students wishing to live in a kosher home while studying at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  

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For more information contact Ms. Talia Mizikovsky, Hillel of Northern New Jersey Director, at 973-885-3433 or




FDU Study Abroad

FDU Study Abroad Brouchure

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Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Road, 
Mail Code: H-DH2-15
Suite: Dickinson Hall 2234
(201) 692-7218 Voice
(201) 692-7273 Fax

Florham Campus
285 Madison Avenue, 
Mail Code: M-MS0-03
Hennessy Hall
Madison, New Jersey  07940

(973) 443-8086 Voice & Fax

Brian Swanzey, MA
Director of Wroxton and Study Abroad

Anne Miksza, MA
Study Abroad Specialist