Tel Aviv University International MA in Conflict Resolution & Mediation

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Program Description

Taught in English, the International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation is a full-time program open to Israeli and international students interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the field of dispute resolution.
 
Designed for passionate students with strong educational backgrounds, significant professional drive, and (preferably) considerable professional experience, the program will provide you with the opportunity to engage critically with international relations issues and social and political thought concerned with the study of conflict and peace and their applications in empirical case-study material.
 

For more information, contact:

(p): +972-3-640-6640
(f): +972-3-640-7426
 

Haifa University - MA in Peace & Conflict Management Studies

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Program Description

The MA in Peace and Conflict Management Studies at the University of Haifa combines an in-depth understanding of theory with applications from a regional and international perspective. Students will investigate ethno-national, cultural and religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. They will study and evaluate different approaches to conflict management and peacemaking, while immersing themselves in a region that offers a great deal of relevant real-life case studies.
 
The interdisciplinary program was created to give students a solid background of theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on field experience. The program focuses on the nature of conflicts and how they develop, peace processes and the ways to foster them, research methodology and field practicum. In addition to the practicum, students will gain exposure to NGOs for Arab-Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian coexistence and Middle East peace processes. The curriculum includes both thesis and non-thesis tracks, and takes place over the course of three semesters.
 
Graduates with a degree in peace and conflict management studies may become researchers, educators, mediators, negotiators, government officials, activists, professionals in organizations focused on human rights, dispute resolution, environmental protection, international law and human and economic development.
 
Open to college graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
 

For more information, contact:

Admissions Office
(p) 972-4-824-0766
(f) 972-4-824-0391
 

Tlalim - Zoom Israel

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Program Description

Spend five months in Tel Aviv gaining media/technology skills and experiencing life in the capital of Israeli cool. Return home with a marketable background in photography, film, and graphic design. Whether you want to explore a new career path or learn for fun, Zoom Israel is about enriching yourself and finding inspiration in the Land of Milk and Honey.
 
You will have the opportunity to take courses in photography, film, and graphic design. Each skills course is taught by local professionals in training centers that service Israeli students as well. In addition to learning cutting edge media/technology, the Zoom Israel program includes a series of educational programs and tours in the Tel Aviv area and beyond. These enrichment experiences are scheduled throughout the program and are designed to expose you to contemporary Israeli society, the intricacies of Jewish history, and the stunning beauty of Israel's ecology on a deeper level than a typical tour.
 

For more information, please contact:

Yael Miriam
(p): 013 219 7850
yael@israelpathways.com
 

Tel Aviv University International MA in Middle Eastern Studies

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Program Description

Over the duration of three back-to-back semesters, students who participate in the Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMES) program become immersed in the history and current affairs of the modern Middle East. Those who are interested in pursuing careers pertaining to the Middle East in the fields of journalism, diplomacy, government, think tank research, advocacy/activism, and academia will find an unparalleled opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the political, social and economic dimensions of the region from within. This program will equip its graduates with the analytical tools and knowledge base to eventually become experts on a region whose geo-political developments regularly affect the state of global affairs. Students who complete the program are awarded an M.A. degree in Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv University's prestigious department of Middle Eastern and African History. 
 
Graduate seminars in the MAMES program are taught by the TAU Department of Middle Eastern and African History's senior faculty and Ph.D. candidates - world-class experts and upcoming authorities in their fields. The MAMES program offers a well-rounded and thorough curriculum, including seminars and intensive language studies. Students are required to complete three core seminars and six elective seminars over the duration of three semesters. Prior to the first semester, students learn Hebrew in an intensive seven-week course, with the option to continue in the fall and spring semesters; a combination of spoken and classical Arabic language courses are mandatory for all three semesters of the program. There is no thesis-requirement for the MAMES program, however, students who would like to continue onto a Ph.D. program are able to complete a thesis project under the supervision of a member of the faculty. 
 
The program also includes a strong extracurricular component. Film and lecture series; field trips to the Arab-Israeli city of Umm al-Fahem and Petra, Jordan; and a study tour to a neighboring country (such as Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, or Turkey), accompanied by expert researchers, will enhance the students' knowledge and ability to understand and analyze the complexities of a region transitioning through a period of profound change. 
 

For more information, contact:

Chaya Ben Shimon
(p):972 3 -640 6504 
mames@post.tau.ac.il 
 

Tel Aviv University International MA in Archaeology & History of the Land of the Bible

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Program Description

The International MA Program in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible is a unique program of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, in collaboration with the International School at Tel Aviv University. The program is the only one of its kind in Israel and in the world, allowing students from a variety of countries across the globe to study the Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible – IN the Land of the Bible.
 
The program offers a unique window into the country’s perplexing and complex past, while introducing students to issues of theory and methodology. Over the course of the program students will explore the periods between the mid-second millennium BCE through the Muslim conquest in the seventh century CE. This will be done through the study of archaeological finds, biblical text and Ancient Near Eastern texts that illuminate the economic and social structures, diplomatic and political relations and religious practices of the inhabitants of ancient Israel, as well as tours of archaeological sites.
 
Throughout the third semester students will gain fieldwork experience in some of the most exciting excavations conducted in Israel by TAU scholars, in a four to six weeks excavation program. The International program in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible can be taken as a one year MA program (without thesis), as a two year MA program (with thesis), or as a one year credited course program towards a PhD
 
 

For more information, contact:

Nadin Reshef
(p): 972 3 -640 8099
(f): 972 3 640 6883
 

Bar Ilan University International MBA

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Program Description

The International M.B.A. program at Bar Ilan University’s Center of Economics and Business is a challenging program that is international in scope, intimate in scale and designed for success in the new millennium.
 
You will be exposed to global perspectives and real-world applications that allow you to master the complexities of today’s demanding and evolving world of business. You will also learn the essence of entrepreneurship and how determination combined with a solid academic foundation can turns ideas into new business realities. The International M.B.A./Kollel allows students to combine M.B.A. studies in English with Torah studies at the Institute for Advanced Torah Studies on campus.

Learning at Pardes

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By Zach Margulies, Pardes
 
After my first month at Pardes, I started getting into the routine of classes, and developed a pretty good sense of how the rest of the year would look.
 
They way we learn here is very different from the way we learn in college; in college, classes meet two or three times a week for an hour at a time, and the bulk of the work is done at home, alone.
 

A Shabbat away with community members

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Annie Shore, originally from Toronto, Canada, is on her second semester of the Yahel Social Change Program in Gedera. Below are some of her impressions from a Shabbat spent with the Gar’in from Gedera.
 
A couple of weeks ago, we went on a Shabbat trip to Kibbutz Machanayim in the North together with the Gar’in (intentional community) from Gedera.
 

Nightlife in Tel Aviv

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Here’s what Alex Schonkoff, a Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa 5 month Social Action participant from San Francisco, had to say about her experience with Tel Aviv’s amazing nightlife:
 
I arrived in Tel Aviv two months ago from San Francisco, a city that thrives on a very colorful nightlife. But as the bar closes in S.F.
 
 

Hineni

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Program Description

Hineni Shnat is a ten month Israel program for high-school graduates. The program encompasses volunteering, experiential and educational components, all within Hineni’s unique framework. A year in Israel with Hineni is a chance to connect to the Jewish homeland; to learn about Jewish history, culture and religion; to form friendships with other young people from Israel and around the world; to learn Hebrew; to explore one’s own Jewish, Zionist and personal identity; and to challenge oneself to learn and form opinions about the issues that affect Israel today.
 
The Hineni Shnat Program begins with AZYC Opening Seminar and Hineni Opening Seminar. Hineni Shnatties participate in Machon, a four-month intensive program facilitated by the Education Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Machon is a dynamic educational institution where participants engage in leadership training, Jewish education and Zionist learning together with youth movement members from around the world.
 
Hineni Shnat also includes a two-month Options Period where participants can choose from a number of volunteering and educational options such as MDA ambulance service, the Marva army program, studying in Yeshiva/ Midrasha Jewish learning centres and more. Shnatties spend approximately six weeks living and working on a Kibbutz as well as participating in Hineni Jewish Learning Seminars and shabbatonim throughout the program.