Providence - Jerusalem Exchange Fellowship on Israel / Palestine

The Providence-Jerusalem Exchange Fellowship Program will provide students from Brown University (Brown) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) with a year-long program of study focused on Israeli-Palestinian relations. More broadly, the program investigates how different groups of people relate to land and place and how their self-understandings of land and place are reflected in art, culture, historical memory, community, and civic and political discourse.

Fellows in this cohort-based program will be immersed in two different civic and social environments: Providence and Jerusalem. Through coursework, learning trips, social events and community engagement activities, students will be challenged to engage constructively with viewpoints other their own and deepen their understandings of intercultural relations, civil society, and political possibility.


Twelve students – 6 from Brown and 6 from HUJI – will live and study in Providence at Brown in the fall and in Jerusalem at HUJI in the spring. They will take two required courses together each semester on topics relevant to the program, taught by affiliated faculty, and select two to three additional elective courses. Students will also participate in community engagement opportunities through workshops and site visits throughout the year.


Rising juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. We will also consider rising sophomores with demonstrated experience and/or course background. If this applies to you, please reach out to program staff to inquire about this possibility. 

For Brown students, fluency in Hebrew and/or Arabic is not a requirement, but a working knowledge of either language will be beneficial.


Click here to apply for the 2019-2020 cohort!

Deadline: We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity or until May 20. Preference will be given to early applicants.

Recommenders can email their recommendation to Jennifer Romano at [email protected]. Alternatively, they can mail hard copies of the recommendation letter to:

Jennifer Romano
Brown University Swearer Center for Public Service
25 George Street
Providence, RI 02912

Note: It is the student's responsibility to contact their recommenders and provide instructions. The program staff will NOT reach out to recommenders to follow up on a missing letter of recommendation. Please be aware of deadlines for recommenders. Extensions will not be given.

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Joaquin Romero, Program Manager, Academic Engagement: [email protected].