As the premier institute for environmental studies in the region, the Arava Institute provides students with a unique approach to studying the environmental challenges in the Middle East. Together with leading environmental professionals, academics, and researchers, students explore a range of environmental issues from a trans-boundary and interdisciplinary perspective while learning peace-building and leadership skills.
Students maintain a rigorous course-load in environmental studies including environmental ethics, policy and economics, ecology, and sustainability. They also participate in a weekly peace-building and leadership seminar where they engage in dialog with one another focusing on issues of coexistence, tolerance, and communication.
The Arava Institute gives Jewish, Arab and other students a unique opportunity to study and live together for an extended period of time. By living, learning and exploring together, students form friendships and develop skills that will enable them to lead the region in solving environmental challenges facing the Middle East and beyond through partnership and mutual understanding. Read about our what our alumni are doing now and see what an impact our program has had.