Glocal is a unique program that aims to provide students with both the academic and theoretical background and the professional tools to approach the field of international development. Glocal aims to produce qualified professionals to work with marginalized communities internationally.
By stepping out of your comfort zone, the internship provides a unique, professional growth opportunity for students. Therefore students are encouraged to intern with a community that is new to them. Students with special situations may submit their request if they wish to be granted an exception. The program aims to be sensitive to the special circumstances of its students.
Glocal has strong partnerships with a number of organisations around the world and encourages students to intern with them. However, students can also explore other opportunities. Students work with one of Glocal’s internship advisors throughout the program to identify their field of interest and match their skills, experience, and objectives with an internship placement.
The internship component of the program enables students the opportunity to gain solid hands-on field experience. Glocal’s focus on community involvement comes to life in the internship, where students are strongly encouraged to pursue internship projects that enable ample fieldwork. Students will solidify their understanding of organisational structures and functions. This exposure to working with communities and being part of a professional team provides students with tools to work in the international development field.
The situation in Israel and Jerusalem is tremendously complex, however, most students report feeling very safe and secure. As is the case in most parts of the world, dangerous situations can occur, and the Glocal staff do their very best to keep students updated on any given situation and are more than happy to consult with prospective students who feel concerned about coming to the Middle East to study. Additionally, Glocal is home to a number of local students who can also act as guides through the cultural, logistical, and political elements of the city.
While Glocal places focus on marginalized communities, many of the theories and skills students develop during the studies can be applied to working with marginalized communities in Israel or one’s home country. Regarding work with Israeli organizations, Glocal has many alumni working in a variety of Israeli organizations and through our Alumni Network, we are making these connections.
Glocal has a limited number of scholarships available for students coming from developing countries, as well as for students from the Middle East. While the program is not able to provide scholarships for all, students are encouraged to seek other avenues. Potential places to look are from your country’s embassy in Israel, or in Israeli embassies in your country. Additionally, students can check to see if their country has a “Friends of the Hebrew University” office. Please see more information on our "Scholarships" page and feel free to contact us to help guide you to potential scholarship options.