This program is designed for first-time visitors to Israel, without previous travel, work, or study experience in Israel. Applicants should be undergraduate-level California student leaders from campus groups including student government (SGA); Campus Democrats/Republicans; Model UN, LGBT, environmental advocacy, pre-law, business, and other shared interest organizations; and religious/ethnic clubs. Candidates in their sophomore or junior year will be given top consideration.
This engaging educational visit will examine the complex issues facing Israel and the region, at a time when so much campus attention is paid to the pursuit of peace in the Middle East. Participants will travel to Israel for meetings with a diverse set of students, as well as Jewish, Arab Israeli, and Palestinian government, NGO, media, and community leaders.
The agenda will include sessions on national politics, religion, Israel’s judicial system, hi-tech and medical innovations, cultural diversity, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Arab-Israeli community, international relations, and other topics. Participants will also visit various sites of historical, religious, and cultural significance.
SEMINAR DATES & EXPENSE:
This seminar will take place in Israel from December 28, 2013 – January 5, 2013. The program will begin with a mandatory pre-seminar conference call orientation that will be scheduled before departure. Project Interchange will underwrite most seminar expenses, including round-trip economy airfare from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, land and hotel accommodations, and most meals. Participants will be responsible for the costs of their travel to and from LAX, one or two meals, and personal expenses incurred while in Israel. If selected, s/he will be required to submit a non-refundable $100 deposit, which will be returned after completing the seminar.
HOW TO APPLY
To request an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once completed, please email your typed application and resume to Project Interchange at email@example.com. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 7, 2013. Dates
* December 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014 Location
* Israel Contact
* Allison Tenenbaum Email
* firstname.lastname@example.org Phone
* (202) 833-0025 Website