What is it? Perspectives Tour 2019 is an educational trip to Israel and Palestine for students at SFSU. The purpose of this trip is to educate 20 undergraduates about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; offer students an experience to shape their own opinions through travel and encounters; and intentionally explore the region's complexities.
Some things you might see, learn, and do:
Explore the multi-ethnic, religious, and national diversity of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Visit Ramallah, the current capital of the Palestinian Authority, and hear from Palestinian leaders and locals.
Discover how conflict affects environmental concerns in the Dead Sea Valley.
Walk the streets of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, for a Palestinian and Israeli perspective on this old & new city.
Hear multiple narratives from a wide variety of speakers and guests, including religious, secular, Druze, Christian, Jewish-Israeli, Palestinian, and Muslim voices.
Tour and learn about the separation barrier/security wall that divides Israel and the West Bank.
Enjoy delicious cuisine, hike in the beautiful desert, and build community with a diverse group of fellow SFSU students.
When is it? The trip is set for January 5 – 16, 2019, departing from and returning to SFO.
How much does it cost? This tour is heavily subsidized, requiring a $250 refundable deposit which covers flights, hotels, travel during the trip and 2 meals a day.
Who is eligible? Current undergraduate students at SFSU who are not in their last year of classes. How do I apply? Interested students should apply at sfhillel.org/perspectives by October 20th.
What happens after I apply? After we receive your application, we'll reach out and set time with you for an in-person conversation to get to know you better and make sure you're ready for the Perspectives Tour. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance in early November.
Besides the trip itself, what else am I committing to when I accept my seat on the Perspectives Tour? We require Perspectives Tour participants to attend two mandatory pre-trip orientations in San Francisco (dates TBD, in November and early December) and two post-trip gatherings during the spring semester.
Have more questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.sfhillel.org for more information.