SUNY Empire State College Offers Short-term Summer Study in Israel to Explore "Building a Civil Society in the Middle East"

By Suzanne Lazar ’16, graduate student, SUNY Empire State College; editor, The Student Connection

February 16, 2017

SUNY Empire State College will be offering a short-term summer study in Israel.  This unique field experience learning opportunity in a vital area of the world offers students the opportunity to spend three weeks in Israel, choosing from one of three courses that integrate the topic of "Building a Civil Society in the Middle East."

This field experience is part of the 2017 Summer 1 term and is open to students pursuing degrees in a wide range of fields. Students will study online and through a field experience, spending three weeks in Israel and choosing from one of three courses. Learning activities will include field trips and guest lectures by leading experts in the field.

Summer Term Dates: May 15- July 7

Field Experience Dates: May 29 – June 17

Course Offerings:

Introduction to Arabic

Photography as a Bridge Between Cultures

Leadership for a Sustainable Democracy in the Middle East

This field experience is offered in collaboration with Givat Haviva, a leader in its field for more than six decades, and the only educational institution in Israel that has been working with Jews and Arabs consistently since its founding. Givat Haviva was awarded The UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 2001 for its longstanding work in promoting Jewish-Arab dialogue and reconciliation. The campus of Givat Haviva is located in Wadi Ara, a long valley in the north of Israel with a mixed population of Jews, Muslims and Christians. Learn more at:  http://www.givathaviva.org/

Applications are due March 15, 2017.

For more information about the study in Israel or to learn more about international distance learning, contact the International Student Services Coordinator, Erin Barrett, at erin.barrett@esc.edu.

 

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