Israel: Peace, Justice and the Environment
Explore the connections between new forms of ecological identity and stewardship, social justice and
community in Israel. Work alongside Palestinian-Arab, Bedouin and Jewish Israelis who are striving for a just and
lasting peace. Gain hands-on experience in ecological design, green building and sustainable agriculture and put
permaculture into action in authentic cross-cultural settings. Through engagement with a holistic
approach to world issues that encompasses inner, cultural, and outer processes, you will broaden and deepen your
understanding of sustainability and ecology. Learn from expert practitioners about cutting-edge
ecological building techniques such as adobe, straw bale, geodesic domes and permaculture design. Engage in peace
dialogues with Muslims, Christians, and Jews (Orthodox and secular), visit their homes join together in service, and
discuss ideas for creating peace and justice in the region. Explore the notion of "balance" within ourselves, among
cultures, and with the Earth in order to delve deep into sensitive international, community and personal dynamics.
Contact: Director of Admissions, 284 N. Pleasant Street, Suite 1, Amherst, MA 01002 USA; (888) 515-7333; www.livingroutes.org.
Study Abroad at Hebrew University
Israel’s first and leading university is home to 24,000 students from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. The University has welcomed international students since 1955 with 22 students and today draws 1,200+ undergraduates and graduates for semester/summer programs. Intensively learn Hebrew and/or Arabic as well as a wide range of subjects.
Tel Aviv University
Summer, Semester Abroad and MA Degree Programs
Summer programs in Intensive Hebrew Language Studies, Eco/Adventure, and Middle Eastern Studies. Also, Semester or Year abroad programs are open to undergraduate students. The MA programs include TESOL, English Literature, and Middle Eastern History.