Jerusalem and Amman, Jordan, Israel and the West Bank
Political Science, International Studies
These courses will NOT appear on this university's transcript.
Requirements & Other Information
This program is open to sophmores - juniors - seniors
A GPA of 2.75 is required.
The student must also know English.
Good academic and disciplinary standing with home institution.
ACCESS TYPES - Competitive
This program is administered by our campus.
HOST PAY FEES - Program Fees: $4,950.00 for the summer. - Transportation: $1,500.00 for the summer. - 0 (Other Fee): $325.00 for the summer.
HP 4976: CIEL Middle East: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Peace Process
The Center for International Experiential Learning (CIEL) is a premier non-profit educational travel provider that draws on over a decade of proven programmatic and academic excellence in safely guiding students on experiential learning opportunities through immersive educational travel in conflict-affected regions led by internationally recognized scholars in partnership with local actors and a carefully designed and rigorous program of pre-travel education.
Participants in this UW Faculty-Led Study Abroad program to the Middle East led in partnership with CIEL will join other students from universities across the US and UK to receive on-the-ground exposure to the people, politics and realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As a unique part of their educational travel in the region, students will actively engage with politicians, community leaders, non-governmental organizations, faith leaders, academic experts and victims/survivors from all sides impacted by the conflict to hear a comprehensive view of the divergent perspectives, narratives and human stories of people living in the region. Students will also gain invaluable experience of the lived realities of people in the region by crossing physical, psychological and cultural borders daily as they transit between the difficult and contested geographies of Jordan, Israel and the West Bank. Each evening, students will be given the opportunity to gather together in a space of mutual support with UW faculty and CIEL staff to discuss, debate and critically reflect on their individual experiences and process what they've learned together that day.
As a result of their experience in the Middle East, students will return to campus better educated and more nuanced in their thinking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and empowered with the knowledge and transferable skills needed to emerge as leaders in addressing issues of division and polarization surrounding complex global problems and in their own local contexts.
Dates: late July - mid- August 2023
Estimated Program Fee: $4950. Program fee is paid directly to UW and includes in-country transportation, accommodations, most meals, all program related excursions and entry fees. Does not include UW tuition/fees, $325 study abroad fee, any required vaccinations, airfare and some meals.
Contact: Eric Nigh (firstname.lastname@example.org)