• 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

  • The Center for

  • The Arava Center
    for sustainable development

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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Shira Leon and Gili Brenner

Arava Institute on the News!

Shira Leon, Arava Institute alumna 2003-2004, and Gili Brenner, Middle East Outreach and Communication Associate, appeared on Channel 1’s עושים סדר.  They were interviewed about the important work of the Arava Institute.  You can see the full interview here (starting at 19 minutes). 


Accepting Applications

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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