Arabic Language, Conflict Resolution, and Politics of the Middle East
- Internship posted by George Mason University, Global Education Office
Hours per week
4400 University Drive, MSN 2B8
235 Johnson Center
George Mason University in association with Global Knowledge LLC, offers students a unique immersion opportunity to study intensive Arabic, explore current issues in the Middle East, and learn about the prospects of resolving the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The program is hosted by Sakhnin Academic College, located in one of the largest Arab cities in Israel. Nestled in the heart of the Galilee which is one of the most beautiful regions of Israel, it is characterized by its beautiful lush landscape with agriculture, amazing natural landforms, historic sites, and quaint rural villages. During the semester, students will enroll in three classes, held three days per week and spend the remaining two days per week as volunteer interns in local NGOs earning a total of 15 Mason credits. More information regarding academic credit can be found in the "Academics" section of this page. Students will live with host families in homestays in the city of Sakhnin or in the city of Nazareth. Several field excursions are planned on weekends throughout the country that will highlight cross-border environmental and political issues between Israel, Palestine, and Jordan.
- Students will enroll in three classes, held three days per week and spend the remaining two days per week as volunteer interns in local NGOs earning a total of 15 Mason credits.
- Students will work for two-days per week, eight hours a day.
- Students will be placed in Israeli-Jewish, Israeli-Arab or joint organizations whose missions are related to the program’s themes -- conflict resolution, environment, Jewish-Arab relations, and civil and human rights in Israel.
How To Apply
Please see website for application instructions: http://masonabroad.gmu.edu/?go=GEOSemesterGalilee