Haredim in Academia
More and more Haredim are studying in colleges and universities. Many of these institutions are catering to the Haredim, creating specific tracks for their newly enrolled students. While the numbers of Haredim who enroll in institutions of higher learning is high, unfortunately the dropout rate is also high. We believe that the last impediment to success is assisting young Haredi students in navigating the major cultural gaps they face. Having attended Yeshivot for most of their life, the new students are not equipped to deal with the new university environment on a social level. In addition, exposure to subjects and lecturers that until now were considered taboo, can be a culture shock to the Haredi students.