• Nature Knows No Borders
    The Arava Institute is the premier environmental studies and research program in the Middle East.
  • Peace-building is integral to
    identifying long-term solutions
    Join us this fall as an intern or a student.
  • Environmental leadership means
    building trust and acting together
    Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, and students from around the globe emerge as friends and colleagues.

Arava Institute Research & Development Centers

  • The Center for
    Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation

  • The Center for
    Trans-boundary water management

  • The Center for
    Sustainable Agriculture

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The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies offers a life-changing academic program that brings students together using environmental study as a shared goal. At the Arava Institute students learn the essential skills required for becoming future environmental leaders.

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Alumni in the News

Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed

Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed will become Israel’s deputy chief scientist, making him the East Jerusalem Palestinian with the most senior position in any government ministry.  Abu Hamed was the first manager of the Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and was the head of the department for renewable energy at the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center.


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Study or Intern

Candidates from all over the world are welcome to apply for the academic or internship programs for 2015-2016.

STUDY: The Arava Institute offers a university-level, interdisciplinary academic program where participants receive a cutting-edge environmental education and take part in the regional peace-building process with students from all over the world.

INTERN: An internship at the Arava Institute is an opportunity to contribute substantively to trans-boundary research while gaining valuable experience.

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