Shared Society & Arabic Study

Arava students brainstorming together as part of a study session.

שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם, السلام عليكم, and welcome! We invite you to spend your time in Israel – not only learning Hebrew and immersing yourself in Israeli life and culture but by learning Arabic and the history of the Middle East. You will work alongside and engage in dialogues with Jewish Israelis, Israeli-Arabs, and Bedouins who are striving for a just and lasting peace.

Different programs offer you the chance to live either on a Kibbutz or in a Bedouin village. No matter which program you choose you will meet and work with peers and together experience local Arab culture through field trips, home hospitality, and weekly volunteering throughout the country.

smaller Earn College Credits: Building a Civil Society in the Middle East : International Field Study in Israel: Building a Civil Society in the Middle East Summer Term 2016 Enhance your understanding of the historical, social, and cultural context of contemporary issues challenging those who work toward a more peaceful and equitable future …

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