- West Bank, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv
- 3 credits for on-campus Winter course, field experience in Summer, group project Fall term
- First-Years, Sophomores, Juniors
- GPA 2.0
- Homestay, Hostel, Hotel
- Instruction in English
- No language prerequisite
Grow your dialogue skills, learn about the roots of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, work on Palestinian agricultural lands, and return to campus ready to change the discourse in our communities on this GIEU program.
GIEUs (Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates) are project-based service-learning programs. Earn 3 credits taking a semester-long pre-departure course on intercultural learning, conducting fieldwork abroad for 3–4 weeks during spring or summer, and completing a community education project in fall term with your cohort. Pell Grant recipients on GIEU programs automatically receive the GIEU Pell Scholarship to cover their entire program fee. All LSA students with demonstrated financial need—including Pell Grant recipients—are eligible for additional funding through the LSA Scholarships Office’s Global Experience Scholarship.
On the Conflict and Co-Resistance program, you will explore aspects of the Israeli Occupation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from multiple perspectives and will examine different models of activism with an emphasis on nonviolent resistance. Participate in service-learning projects based in the West Bank that work toward just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel.
You will travel throughout the West Bank and Israel to meet with Palestinians, Israeli citizens, West Bank Palestinians, and Israeli Jews, hearing their personal and political narratives and learning about the effects of the Conflict on their daily lives.
The program is led and taught by Alice Mishkin of the Community Action and Social Change minor in the School of Social Work and the Program on Intergroup Relations and by Rima Hassouneh of the Center for Global and Intercultural Study.