Glocal International Development

Glocal International Development is an innovative MA program in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This 18-month program aims to provide students with the academic theory and background, as well as professional skills to work with communities across the globe. An integral part of the program is a four-month internship in a developing country or in Israel/Palestine, held during the third semester of the program. If you are an individual with a global perspective on the one hand, and an appreciation for local solutions on the other, come join Glocal. We offer a unique opportunity to gain development expertise and to play a meaningful role in advancing communities both in Israel and across the world.

In order to ensure the diversity of every cohort, we provide a limited amount of scholarships to students from developing countries. We also offer scholarships to Palestinian students and to selected applicants from Mexico, Argentina and EcuadorFor more details 

Latest News

Save the Date - Cohort 8 Graduation Event

Save the Date - Cohort 8 Graduation Event

March 13, 2019

Glocal is happy to update on the upcoming event for the graduation of cohort 8 of our students. The graduation event will take place on Wednesday the 13th March 2019, from 15:00 till 18:30,  in Beit Meirsdorf Building in the Mount Scopus Campus in Jerusalem. We cordially invite all families, alumni, partners and those interested in Glocal to attend. The event will be an occasion to hear from the students about their experiences in the field and congratulate them on finishing their degree.

Cohort 9 fieldwork experience in South Tel-Aviv

January 14, 2019

The fieldwork experience in South Tel-Aviv has remained the central feature of the Glocal Qualitative Research Methods course since 2015. This year, teams of 4-6 students spent two days conducting pilot research with refugee and asylum-seeker community South Tel-Aviv.  In preparation, student groups were matched with local “hosts” (individuals or organizations), and/or were assigned public spaces in which to conduct participant observation.

Glocal participation in the Pears Challenge 2019

Glocal participation in the Pears Challenge 2019

January 7, 2019

Glocal's students and staff were happy to participate in the Pears Challenge 2019.  Glocal's cohort 9 students Genevive Ogan Estacaan and Tatenda Probert Malan, together with Glocal teacher Imri Schattner-Ornan gave a talk in the Jerusalem launch event about their expeirence of working with Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) related issues in various situations and gave examples from their fieldwork in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and South Sudan.