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Eco Israel: Sustainability and Conservation

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Earn 3 college credits and experience Israel like never before with Birthright Israel: Study Abroad!

Combine your passion for travel and nature by exploring the ins and outs of sustainability in the complicated reality of the Middle East.  In partnership with the Arava Institute and Hebrew University- you could earn up to three college credits on this 14 day study abroad program.   Meet with leading experts in the field and jump head first into the world of renewable energy and agriculture.  Students will learn through a fascinating mix of lectures and field trips to various environmental centers, solar fields, recycling parks, off-grid villages and kibbutzim.  Enjoy the perks of a classic Birthright Israel experience while also setting the stage for a sustainable eco-friendly future! Be a part of the solution, not the problem!




  • Earn 3 college credits from Hebrew University*
  • 4 Bonus days in Israel: A 14 Day Birthright Israel Experience!
  • Meet with leading experts in the field of sustainability and conservation
  • Learn about cross-border environmental cooperation between Israel and its neighbors
  • Analyze an off-grid village, a solar installation field and an underwater observatory
  • Check out the latest in green technology
  • Explore water conservation at the Dead Sea
  • Enjoy the perks of a classic Birthright Israel experience
    • Hiking Masada
    • Camel riding in the desert
    • Jerusalem, the spiritual center of Israel
    • Tel Aviv, the innovation hub of Israel

*Transferable to most US Universities and Colleges


About the program:

Program Dates:  June 16-30, 2019
Program Cost: $250
Program Cost Covers the Following:
  • Tuition
  • Round trip airfare (from designated cities)
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Minimum two meals per day
  • Other associated land costs

* Applicants for Winter 2018/19 can use their Birthright deposit towards the cost of the program!

Sample ItineraryProgram Eligibility:

  • Open to men and women ages 18-26 worldwide
  • Candidates must be considered eligible by Taglit-Birthright Israel.  For more information regarding their requirements, please check them out here: Birthright Israel requirements.
  • GPA Minimum: 3.0 (or internationally equivalent) to attend this program.
  • For any questions regarding eligibility, please email

Birthright Israel: Study Abroad is an alternative Birthright Israel educational experience where the coursework is integrated into your extended Birthright Israel trip itinerary.

Upon successful completion of the program you will be given an academic transcript for 3 credits from Hebrew University. If you plan to transfer the credits to your own university, please confirm that your university will accept credits from Hebrew University before attending this program. This is solely your responsibility as each university has their own terms and conditions for accepting transfer credits.



The Institutions:

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s premier university and leading research institution.  It is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and among the top 25 universities outside of the United States.  Hebrew University is internationally known for its contributions to the science community. You’ll work with internationally accomplished faculty and have access to an impressive range of resources and facilities.

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a leading environmental studies and research program in Israel. The Arava’s faculty and students are focused on addressing and solving environmental concerns in the Middle East and advancing cross-border environmental cooperation in the face of political conflict.