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GIEU Israel and Palestine—Conflict Resolution and Co-Resistance

  • West Bank,
    Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv
  • Total of 3 credits for on-campus Winter course, field
    experience in Summer, and group project in 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 with Palestinian children at an environmental and educational summer camp, and return to campus ready to change the discourse in our communities on this GIEU program.

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. You will serve as counselors at a Palestinian summer camp based at the Tent of Nations farm outside of Bethlehem.

You will also 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. 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 Rima Hassouneh, Community Outreach for the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. All participants will take UC 275 for 3 credits, which begins in the winter term and extends into the fall.