Explore the connections between new forms of ecological identity, stewardship social justice, and community in Israel. Work alongside Palestinian-Arab Bedouin and Jewish Israelis who are striving for just and lasting peace. Gain practical experience in ecological design, green building, and sustainable agriculture. Put permaculture into action in authentic cross-cultural situations Through engagement with a holistic approach to world issues that encompasses inner, cultural, and outer processes, you will broaden and deepen your understanding of sustainability and ecology.
Accredited by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Peace Justice and Environment semester abroad will provide you with a hands-on experience in habitat restoration, local organic food production, teaching in village schools, working with village action groups and more. This program emphasizes critical thinking, open-mindedness, consensus decision-making, community living, and non-violent communication in order to explore sensitive international community and personal dynamics.