Religion Resources

World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS)  WUJS exists to serve Jewish students and Jewish student unions worldwide and contains information about the Jewish Calendar, Jewish Leadership, Jewish Learning, Campus Life, and WUJS Projects.

Harvard University's Pluralism Project: Engages students with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources.  This site offers extensive information on world religions and focuses on emerging meanings of religious pluralism.

Religion


At home in the U.S, you may never have considered yourself a minority because of your religion, but going abroad can make you very aware of your religion. In a rather homogenous society, you might stand out in both positive and negative ways. Locals might be very curious of your traditions and you might spark their interest and desire to know more; but common misconceptions, the lack of religious sensitivity we take for granted here, and general ignorance can make your experience frustrating. In some countries, political unrest or even certain holidays can spark the mistreatment of certain religious or minority groups. It is important that you research and gather information on how your religion will be welcomed in your host country. Your religion or ethnicity should never have a negative affect on your overall study abroad experience and gathering information about your host country will help make your experience a positive one. Practice your religion, learn about the resources offered by religious groups in your host country and find out about the history of your religion in the place you are studying.