Princeton Program: Interdisciplinary Center (WWS Program)
Woodrow Wilson School students are eligible to apply to the fall-term program at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. Students will take a course load of 15 credits and complete the Woodrow Wilson School task force. The number of courses a student takes will depend upon the credit value of the courses taken.
Founded in 1994, IDC is the first private, non-profit institute of higher education in Israel. For four years, it has been rated first in student satisfaction of all 66 Israeli universities/colleges, according to the Student Satisfaction Survey. The WWS program is hosted by the Lauder School of Government, which accounts for 1,100 of the 6,500 students enrolled in IDC. The student body is international with 25% coming from overseas. Of the international students, 34% come from the U.S. and 28% come from Europe.
IDC is connected to leading research institutes, including the Institute of Policy and Strategy (IPS), which organizes and hosts the Herzliya Conference, the Institute of Counter-Terrorism, the Center of European Studies, and the program in Political Psychology, Behavioral Decision Making and Reforms in Government.
Herzliya is an affluent city on the central coast of Israel, six miles north of Tel Aviv. It has a population of 87,000 residents. In a quality of life survey in 2008, Herzliya ranked second highest among Israel's 15 largest cities