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Jewish Students Abroad

Below are some resources to utilize for our Jewish students, particularly those who need a kosher experience when studying abroad. This is just a start on the resources available. Contact your advisor for program-specific information.
  • KAHAL: Your Jewish Home Abroad - Working closely with UJA Federations of New York and CUNY Hillels, KAHAL is a non-profit organization that will provide you with resources to enhance your experience. KAHAL connects Jewish students to Jewish communities abroad and provides them with resources to navigate Jewish life in a foreign country. They want to make sure each student is supported and has a positive experience abroad. The resources include information Internships, Volunteering, Shabbat and holiday experiences, and more. 
           Studying abroad and looking for High Holiday plans? Join a local community, host family, or use our awesome “DIY” resources
           to organize an event yourself with friends for Rosh Hashanah and join others in your city to break-the-fast on Yom Kippur.
           Check out KAHAL's Facebook page HERE.
  • Another source for finding out about kosher options abroad is, a global organization with more than 3,500 institutions worldwide. Often times, the local Chabad institution will have its own restaurant or meals and will usually have a page on its site dedicated to keeping kosher in that locale.
  • As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities in North America and inspires them to direct their own path.  During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.  Hillel also has a Hillel Scholarships and Jewish Scholarships Portal.  There are more than 50 Hillels all over the world.
  • Jewish students may also want to explore opportunities offered by MasaThat can include finding funding to attend certain programs abroad.   
With these resources and some preparation, we hope we can help you build a rewarding study abroad experience into your college degree.  We encourage you to reach out to us and start exploring where and when you might study abroad.
Please feel free to contact us to set a study abroad advising appointment at the Center for Global Engagement.  We are advising in-person at CSI and virtually via Zoom.  See our contact info here: Advising Hours.

In addition, we encourage you to seek guidance and support at CSI from:
CSI Hillel Club
Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel seeks to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to meaningful Jewish life and community. As members of the Multi-Faith Center at the College of Staten Island, we welcome the entire campus community and strive to be valuable partners in CSI's vibrant and diverse student experience. As a Jewish organization on Staten Island, we are committed and collaborative partners in the community, helping to make Staten Island a great place to live, work, and study.
For more information, please contact
     Amy Posner, Executive Director, Hillel at CSI, Inc.
     Multifaith Center