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Tourism and Religion: A Case Study—Visiting Students in Israeli Universities

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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): Sage Publications, inc.

Author(s): Erik H. Cohen

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Study abroad)

Keywords: American Jews; Israel experience

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The factors motivating students to take part in overseas study programs are instrumental in understanding the phenomenon of visiting students and other participants in educational tours to Israel. In this study, the reasons why American Jewish students come to study in Israel are examined. Multidimensional data analysis reveals four motivational categories: religion, tourism, religion and tourism combined, and other