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  • Locations: Nahalal, Israel
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/02/2020 06/15/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: Faculty-Led Minimum GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Faculty Program Leader: Raymonde Kleinberg
Advisor: Kara Pike Inman
Program Description:
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National Security and Diplomacy: Conflict Studies in Israel

Program Description

Program Overview
National Security and Diplomacy: Conflict Studies in Israel will offers students a deeper understanding of Israel’s combined operations and strategy management as well as aspects of national security and defense. As Israel is aware, security is not achieved with technology alone, thus emphasis is put on the ability of leaders to analyze security threats and potential conflicts. The overall course addresses activities during peacetime, crises and war

Program Activities & Features
Students will spend time on study tours throughout Israel, where they will observe Israeli approaches to conflict management and security. They will travel to border areas and the security wall where students will be given a first-hand look at the political and cultural issues plaguing the country and the region. Study tours will also be given to several areas such as the Dead Sea, Nazareth, Tel Aviv and Jaffa, introducing students to the historic beauty of Israel. All tours will be guided by an expert in the field.


  • Degree-seeking student
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • Graduate students in Conflict Management, International Security, History, Political Science, Criminology and Sociology, Intelligence or related fields
  • Undergraduates, Juniors and Seniors, can register for PLS 495-800
  • 3.0+ GPA at time of application

Academic Details

CMR 592-800: National Security and Diplomacy: Conflict Studies in Israel
PLS 494-800: National Security and Diplomacy: Conflict Studies in Israel

The course is 3 credit hours and is both PLS 494: Study Abroad and CMR 592: Special Topics in Conflict Management. Students will engage with Instructors from the Centre for Strategic Studies at Galilee International Management Institute on a range of topics relating to Israeli National Security, Counterterrorism, and International Law including Diplomacy & National Security: New Challenges, Intelligence and National Security

Decision Making, Low Intensity Conflict (LIC): Asymmetric Warfare, Workshop: National Security and Strategy, Diplomacy during Crisis, Ambassador Panel Role of Modern Diplomacy, The Use of The Internet and Social Media for Terrorist Purposes, The Threat of Terrorist Organizations in Cyberspace and Multiparty Negotiation and Decision-Making in International Conflict Resolution.

Program Dates

Application Deadline
April 1, 2020

Tentative Program Dates
June 2-15, 2020

Financial Details

Estimated Program Fee: $3,532

Program Fee Includes:

  • Accommodation and lodging
  • Board (all food)
  • All ground tours (and food)
  • Airport transfers
  • Health insurance

Additional Costs:
(not included in program fee)

  • International airfare
  • Personal Items & travel
  • UNCW Tuition (3 credits)
  • Passport, if needed

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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