Last week we said goodbye to the students and interns of the Fall 2020 program. As changing local and international COVID-19 guidelines did not allow for a regular start of semester in September, this group of participants enjoyed a shortened program consisting of four accredited intensive courses, as well as community-building, dialogue and environmental leadership programming.
The 35 participants from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Ireland and the US, spent the last two months studying and living together on the Arava Institute campus. Despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, they engaged in the rich academic content and campus life activities, and were also very active in creating their own opportunities for dialogue and activism.
We are excited to welcome this new group of alumni, and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!