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Israel Government Fellows

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Program Description

Israel Government Fellows is a Menachem Begin Heritage Center initiative in affiliation with Masa Israel. The program is endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister and offers outstanding and highly motivated young Jewish leaders an experience at the heart of the Israeli government. Alongside internships in government offices or policy and diplomacy organizations, the program provides educational seminars, Hebrew language instruction and tours around the country. It is the only existing program of its kind for non-Israelis and is available for young Jews aged 22-30 with at least a first degree. The program’s duration is ten months and is based in Jerusalem. As well as working closely with government officials, prominent thinkers or social activists, participants will attend weekly seminars and travel throughout the country. They will meet with Israeli officials, policy makers, journalists, and a wide range of public figures; as well as exploring their own connection to Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people. The program provides Fellows with invaluable work experience and leadership development.

It is a unique opportunity for aspiring Jewish leaders to develop their talents while contributing to Israeli politics and society, learning about Israeli history and culture, and strengthening their connection with the Jewish state.

 

The cost of the program is $11,000 but every participant is eligible for an automatic grant from the Begin Center of $2,000.
Fellows will have the opportunity to arrange their own accommodation in Jerusalem – or in Tel Aviv for the few cases of Fellows interning there.
Alternatively, we can reserve a room for them at the Student Village of the Hebrew University in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem. They can either:
Stay there for just two months (Sep-Oct), while they look for an apartment here. 
OR
Remain at the Student Village for the full ten months of the program. 
The estimated cost of renting a room at the Student Village will be 2,400 NIS a month (approx. $600).
 

 

For more information, contact:

(p): 972 2-565-2027
(f): 972 2-565-2010

 

  • Main Subject: Professional Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Communications/Media, Government, Healthcare / Medicine, Science, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 21-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Menachem Begin Heritage Center 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Israel Government Fellows 
  • Price:
  • $ 9000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 01,2017 - June 29,2018  Apply to this program

Hebrew University Undergraduate Study Abroad - 2nd to 4th Year Students

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Program Description

Imagine immersing yourself in Jerusalem’s archaeology while walking its streets, examining its ancient walls, and exploring its historic buildings. Picture yourself studying the politics of the Middle East in one of its most dynamic and controversial cities. Established in 1955, the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers the oldest and largest Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Israel. It is open to international students who have completed an academic year in their home school and who have the desire to study in Israel for a semester or a full year.
 
A large variety of courses are offered in English in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Business, Psychology, Law, Brain and Behavioral Sciences. In addition to special study tracks, programs are available in Art, Dance, Music, Film, Journalism, Arabic, Bioengineering as well as informal Jewish Education. Students earn transferable credits, and have the opportunity to partake in internships or an independent study. The program begins with a summer or winter Ulpan (Hebrew language study) and continues with a minimum of 15 academic credits per semester. Students with a proficiency level of Hebrew, can also take courses in Hebrew at The Hebrew University’s faculties.
 

For more information, contact:

Arlene Gorodenchik
Tel: 972-2-5882610
  • Main Subject: Ulpan Hebrew Language Studies, Undergraduate Academic Studies, Freshman Year Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Business, Government, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Psychology 
  • Duration:
  • 4, 8.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • Hebrew, English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • The Hebrew University - Rothberg International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hebrew University Undergraduate Study Abroad - 2nd to 4th Year Students 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 07,2017 - January 01,2018, JERUSALEM, $12480   Apply to this program
  • September 07,2017 - May 31,2018, JERUSALEM, $20570   Apply to this program
  • January 24,2018 - May 31,2018, JERUSALEM, $12620   Apply to this program

IBC - Israel By Choice

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Program Description

Israel By Choice is a 5 or 10 month program for high school graduates who are not involved in youth movements from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa who want to spend a creative gap year in Israel exploring the land, the people and their Jewish identity.
 
Participants explore their own boundaries and interests through the choices they make throughout the program and form relationships with Israeli students. As a non-affiliated program, IBC allows participants from all Jewish backgrounds to learn from each other and to learn from and about  all different aspects of Israeli society.
 

For more information, please contact:

 

Lisa Karney
Sidney
Australia and New Zealand
program coordinator
0414873470
lkarney.ibc@gmail.com

 

Tayla Cohen
Melbourne -Australia
Program Coordinator
0401707242
tcohen.ibc@gmail.com

 

IBC - Office
Infoibc@masatlalim.com

 

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Undergraduate Academic Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence, Customizable Programs, Government, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 5, 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Tlalim Conference, Events & Recreation Ltd. 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • IBC - Israel By Choice 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • February 01,2018 - November 29,2018, , $20000   Apply to this program
  • February 01,2018 - June 28,2018, JERUSALEM, $11500   Apply to this program

Ben-Gurion University Ginsburg-Ingerman

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Program Description

The semester and year-long programs at Ben Gurion University (BGU) are designed for college students seeking a formative academic period of study in Israel. At BGU, you will study Hebrew language and choose from a variety of English-language courses in Jewish studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, archeology of the Middle East, ecology, the arts, and environmental studies.
 
You may also enroll in courses in a number of academic disciplines that are offered in English by other departments. You may supplement your coursework with independent study and volunteer opportunities. Available concentrations: Anthropology and Sociology of the Middle East, Global Health Studies, Jewish and Israel Studies, Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice.
  • Main Subject: Undergraduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Environmentalism, Government, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 5, 6, 11 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Ben-Gurion University Ginsburg-Ingerman 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • January 04,2018 - June 28,2018, BEER SHEVA, $11600   Apply to this program

Hebrew University Graduate Studies

Program Description

Hebrew University's non-degree graduate program offers a flexible academic framework for students who wish to participate in seminars and language courses from a variety of areas. While this program does not offer a degree, a full transcript will be provided in order to facilitate the transfer of credit to the student's home university. 
 
The areas covered by the program are precisely those for which the Hebrew University has acquired a reputation for excellence, and where Israel and Jerusalem provide a natural environment for advanced academic work: Biblical and Jewish Studies, Religion, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Education, Israeli Society and Politics, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Language instruction is offered in Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian, Biblical Aramaic, Literary Arabic, Colloquial Arabic and Greek.
 
Students who decide to pursue a graduate degree at the Hebrew University at either the Rothberg International School or one of the Hebrew University faculties/schools may use their time in the Graduate Year Program to improve their Hebrew and fulfill certain degree requirements. 
 

For more information, please contact:

972-2-58833482
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Arabic Language, Government, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Psychology, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 3, 3.5, 8 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • The Hebrew University - Rothberg International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hebrew University Graduate Studies 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 22,2017 - January 26,2018, JERUSALEM, $7400   Apply to this program
  • October 22,2017 - June 28,2018, JERUSALEM, $12000   Apply to this program
  • March 18,2018 - June 28,2018, JERUSALEM, $7400   Apply to this program

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
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Government, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 10, 12 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • University Of Haifa - International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Haifa University - MA in Peace & Conflict Management Studies 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 15,2017 - October 12,2018, HAIFA, $10000   Apply to this program

Tel Aviv University International MA in Security & Diplomacy

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Program Description

Israel is at the focus of the world's attention in both security and diplomacy matters. It is also the center of enormous professional expertise in both these fields. Embodying that unique knowledge and skill, our program brings together internationally renowned scholars and former leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, offering students an exceptional learning experience in English. Educational tours and meetings with Israeli and foreign officials are incorporated into the curriculum. Students come from all over the world and are encouraged to take up internships and other extra-curricular activities during their year stay in Israel.The program provides advanced knowledge and analytic tools for the study of strategy, diplomacy, decision-making and the shaping of security and foreign policy. The outlook of the program is global, with a special focus on Israel and the Middle East. At the practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, defense bodies, international organizations (both governmental and NGOs) and international economic organizations. Alumni and current students in the Security and Diplomacy program have secured jobs and internships at Israel's preeminent think tanks, numerous embassies, media and advocacy organizations, the United Nations, a private security company and other public and private employers.

 

For more information, contact:

Sharon Abramovich

Tel. 972-3-6409540

secdip@post.tau.ac.il

https://secdip.tau.ac.il/

  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Government, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 21-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Unaffiliated 
  • Organizer:
  • Tel Aviv University - The International School for Overseas Student 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Tel Aviv University International MA in Security & Diplomacy 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 16,2017 - August 24,2018, TEL AVIV - YAFO, $17500   Apply to this program

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.
  • Main Subject: Youth Movement Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence, Education, Government, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Co-Ed 
  • Organizer:
  • The Israel Experience- Educational Tourism Services Co. LTD 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hineni 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • January 30,2018 - November 19,2018, JERUSALEM, $21000   Apply to this program