Brigham Young University will admit 44 students to its newly resumed study-abroad program in Jerusalem next semester. According to the Salt Lake City-based Desert Morning News, the university’s Center for Near Eastern Studies is resuming instruction after being closed for six years due to increasing violence in the region.
The center, which attempted to open this summer, closed when violence between the Israeli military and Hezbollah in Lebanon began in July. Now that the conflict has subsided, the program is moving forward.
Future programs at the center will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis based on the political and security environment in the region, according to the university’s Web site.