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Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Kibbutz Ketura, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Brandeis applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/16/2017 03/01/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 02/16/2017 03/01/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Field Study Program
Program Language(s):
Area of Study(s):
Biology, Environmental Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Social Justice & Social Policy
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Field Study
Program Description:
General Information

Named one of the top 100 environmental think tanks in the world, The Arava Institute is a leader in environment studies and research in the Middle East. Accredited through Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the institute offers a full-course-load in environmental studies that focus on water management, renewable energy, ecology, sustainable agriculture, environmental politics, and more. In line with the Arava Institute’s mission to generate capacity building for conciliation, cooperation, and environmental change, all students participate in a weekly Peace-building Leadership Seminar and an Environmental Leadership Seminar (EL). EL introduces environmental leadership through a range of sessions and workshops held over each semester. While working together as a community and in small groups, participants explore a wide range of topics including environmental entrepreneurship, project management, holistic models for environmental living, and environmental policy and politics.

Additionally, the student body is highly diverse. It is comprised of approximately one third Jewish students from Israel; one third Arabs from Palestine, Jordan and Israel; and one third international students, primarily from North America.

For more details, please visit Arava Institute's website

Brandeis Specific Information

Insurance: Students participating in this program will be automatically enrolled in the Brandeis CISI insurance plan. For more information, please visit our website.

Application Process:

Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
  1. to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
  2. to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...

Scholarship Details:

Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.
*Please note that all information is subject to change.