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Student Services

1. Housing - The university student housing complexes on Mount Scopus are walking distance from the classroom buildings. Students are usually housed in apartments with single bedrooms. The bedrooms contain a bed, desk, chair and closet. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared.

The kitchens are equipped with stove burners and refrigerators for preparing light meals and snacks. There is no standard meal plan. Moderately priced kosher cafeterias and snack bars, as well as small supermarkets, can be found in or near each student housing complex. Laundry facilities are also available.

A staff of specially selected Israeli peer counselors who reside in the dormitories, assist RIS students in adjusting to campus life at the Hebrew University and help them obtain the full benefit of their stay in Israel.

The safety, security and well-being of its students are of primary concern to CWRU and the Hebrew University. A comprehensive security orientation is given to all students upon arrival. Entrances to the Student Village as well as the Edmond J. Safra and Mount Scopus campuses are guarded, and all of these facilities are patrolled around the clock. Student activities, whether on- or off-campus, meet the strictest security requirements. Comprehensive health coverage is included, and that students are given a local cell phone with free incoming calls to facilitate communication in the case of any urgency. Counseling services are also provided.

2. In-Country Support - CWRU/Jerusalem will have all of the support services available to them through Hebrew University. In addition, CWRU/Jerusalem will have the support of an in-country CWRU faculty or staff member to help with adjustment, home stay arrangements, and other issues related to the study abroad experience. The in-country support person will provide scheduled opportunities for the students to gather together to discuss their experiences.