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

American University

Barnard College

Bennington College

Brandeis University

Brown University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dickinson College

Evergreen State College

Green Mountain College

Guilford College

Hampshire College

Providence College

Russell Sage College

Smith College

State University of New York

  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • SUNY Oswego

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

University of South Florida

University of Vermont

Williams College


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