Academic Affiliates

Students from a wide variety of institutions in the United States, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and other countries have studied at the Arava Institute since 1996. (A complete list of alumni home institutions is available here.) Some of these institutions are academic affiliates, institutions that have pre-approved the Arava Institute. In some cases, this means that students at these institutions can apply their financial aid to Arava Institute tuition.

To find out more about how your Israeli institution can become an Arava Institute academic affiliate, please contact Cathie Granit at

Alternatively, to find out more about how your American institution can become an Arava Institute academic affiliate, please contact Ari Massefski at

Alumni of the Arava Institute are encouraged to continue their studies through Green Mountain College in Vermont, with one of their many Masters Degree programs.

Israeli Arava Institute Academic Affiliates

Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University

United States Arava Institute Academic Affiliates

Allegheny College Smith College
American University State University of New York
Barnard College             SUNY Binghamton
Bennington College             SUNY College of Environmental Science                   and Forestry
Brandeis University             SUNY Cortland
Brown University             SUNY Oneonta
Columbia University             SUNY Oswego
Cornell University University of Maryland
Dickinson College University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Evergreen State College University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Green Mountain College University of Pittsburgh
Guilford College University of South Florida
Hampshire College University of Vermont
Providence College Vassar College
Russell Sage College  Williams College

For information on research affiliations please see our list of research faculty.