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Joint Israeli-Palestinian Summer Programme: Political Science & Middle East Studies (Israel) 5th- 30th July, 2012


Joint Israeli-Palestinian Summer Programme: Political Science and Middle East Studies, Israel, 5th- 30th July, 2012 - Early Bird registration by April 1

Summer Programme
The main goal of this programme is to enable participants to form their unique personal impressions of the region, by providing a framework that allows for immediate and unfiltered exposure to the daily realities as experienced by the peoples in the region. Through lectures and study tours, participants will gain a better understanding of the range of responses offered by the religiously and ethnically varied populations to the complex issues routinely encountered in this region.

In the last programme we had post graduates and university students from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, South Korea, UK, Nigeria, Tanzania, and USA.

We expect that this programme will attract worldwide participants, interested in the present situation of the Middle East. We believe that the complexities of the region are better understood when one actually sees for one's self. This programme is based on the previous successful ones, with the addition of the latest, most relevant topics. See quotes from some of our graduates: http://www.galilcol.ac.il/contents/page.asp?contentPageID=207

The programme will also include events that allow first hand exposure to the Israeli - Palestine conflict: meeting with Palestinian NGOs; a visit to the West Bank; meetings with people from Arab villages in Israel; a panel discussion with representatives from Israeli political parties across the political spectrum and much more.

We would appreciate you bringing this programme to the attention of the students at your university. A limited number of tuition scholarships will be available to qualified candidates. Students who are interested should contact the Programme Director, Mrs. Shiri Salant Fein, at:ME(at)galilcol.ac.il.

Classes and accommodation are at Galilee International Management Institute on Kibbutz Mizra, which is located in the rural northern region of Israel.

Programme of Study
The course will be held at the Galilee International Management Institute's Study Centre . Palestinian and Israeli faculty will lecture and conduct workshops and seminars. There will be 6 academic hours per day, 5 days per week, which will include appropriate study tours to various organisations and institutions. Weekend excursions to historic, religious and archaeological sites in Israel will also be included in the Programme.

Participants, who successfully complete the summer programme, including submission of assignments, will be granted a "Diploma in Political Science and Middle East Studies", by Galilee International Management Institute.

Admission Requirements
Candidates should be fluent in English and it is preferable, though not essential, for candidates to have acquired an academic degree in political science, Middle East Studies or a related subject. BA Students are also required to submit a recommendation letter from one of their lecturers.

Please note: Candidates that want to be considered for a tuition scholarship must write a Motivation Letter which will then be forwarded to the Admission Committee.

Tuition - US $ 2,250

Local expenses
Early birds - October 1st - April 1st : $3,200

Late registration - April 2nd - June 1st : $3,500

Local expenses fees cover: accommodation (double occupancy), full board, study materials, medical insurance, study tours and field trips, guided weekend excursions and outings, airport transfers. These fees do not include airfare to and from Israel.

Please note: Students who prefer single occupancy will pay a supplement of US $525 for the single room.

A limited number of tuition scholarships will be available to qualified candidates.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

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