Israel Study Abroad Information Session

January 30, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
C303 Snyder-Phillips Hall
362 Bogue Street, Third Floor
East Lansing, MI 48825
United States

Interested in environmental sustainability and desert ecology? Interested in Middle East cultures and politics? Interested in experiencing the diverse cultures and environments of Israel?

On Wednesday, January 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. in C303 Snyer-Phillips Hall, learn about two environmental study abroad options to Israel that will allow you to fulfill RCAH requirements.

Led by Professor Aronoff, the first, three-week program is called “Nature, Culture, and Environmental Sustainability in a Green Israel.”  Participants in this program will explore and experience, through hands-on activities, environmental challenges in Israel and creative solutions being tried to meet them, as well as examining more broadly ideas of nature and the environment in Israeli culture. During the three weeks, we will travel extensively throughout Israel, exploring its different environments, from the hills of Jerusalem, to the deserts in the south, to the green valleys around the Sea of Galilee. Students can earn RCAH credit a variety of ways, including RCAH 395, RCAH 380, or ANR 475 (to count as one of the courses outside the major). 

For the second option, “Nature, Culture, and Environmental Sustainability in a Green Israel with Civic Engagement on Kibbutz Lotan,” students participate in and earn course credit for the first three-week session, plus they return to Kibbutz Lotan in the Arava desert to work and participate in the unique social environment of this kibbutz/ecovillage. For this additional three-week civic engagement experience, students can earn two credits of 292B Civic Engagement.
Attend the info session to hear more about the program, and about the scholarship money available to meet the costs. Space on the program is limited, and only a few openings remain!
If you are interested in the program, but can’t make the information session, contact Eric Aronoff at to hear more details.