Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Study Tour

Spend two and a half weeks in Israel and Palestine . . .

  • Experiencing the wide variety of people from around the world
  • Living in the Old City Jerusalem near the Wailing Wall and Dome of the Rock
  • Staying overnight with Christian and Muslim families
  • Visiting Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum) and a Palestinian Refugee Camp
  • Talking to Israeli and Palestinian politicians in the Knesset and Palestinian Legislative Council, and attending a briefing by U.S. officials in the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv
  • Touring an Israeli settlement and Palestinian neighborhoods
  • Visiting an Orthodox synagogue, Church of the Holy Sepulchre (where Jesus was crucified and buried), and a mosque
  • Climbing (or taking the tram to) Masada and floating in the Dead Sea
  • Earning 1-4 units (1-3 graduate units)


$3300 ($700 scholarship for the first 7 FPU traditional undergraduate students/$500 for the first 3 FPU graduate students who submit $200 non-refundable deposit)

Costs include:

  • Round trip airfare 
  • Breakfasts and dinners 
  • All lodging 
  • All in-country transportation to briefings 
  • All entrance fees 

Other costs:

  • Passport 
  • Lunches 
  • Half-price of travel to Masada, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee (optional trips) 
  • Souvenirs

Credit and courses:

1 – 4 units of credit including all GE Focus Series requirements and 3 units major credit in history, political science and social science secondary teaching, or 1 - 3 graduate units in peacemaking and conflict studies.

  • ICS 300: Short Term Study Abroad – Israel-Palestine (1 unit) 
  • PS 486: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Tour (3 units)
  • PACS 788: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (1-3 units)


Complete the online application. This program is open to traditional undergraduate, graduate and degree completion students, alumni, faculty and staff.

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