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 

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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 Graduation event - 13th March 2019!

Cohort Graduation event - 13th March 2019!

March 13, 2019


Do join us for our Cohort 8's Graduation Event  on Wednesday 13th March 2019 with refreshments, TedTalks, roundtable discussions and a keynote speaker! 

This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from our graduating students about their recent internships in developing countries, learn more about our program in International Development and welcome our keynote speaker -  a Glocal alumnus.

We hope you will be able to join us to celebrate Cohort 8's achievements.

'Ramadan Nights' in the city of Tayibe. May, 2018. Shared Path’s tourism initiative, a partnership with Sikkuy, has brought thousands of Jewish Israelis over the years to visit Arab communities. (Courtesy of Shared Path/ "Derechim Sholovot")

Equal, Efficient and Kind Partnerships - from Nancy Strichman Blog Spotlight on Civil Society

February 3, 2019

What’s your approach to making decisions? Are you more apt to say “too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth” or “two heads are better than one?” Do you prefer to make a collaborative decision or just decide for yourself?  And does it matter whether it’s a decision about who gets to make pancakes on Saturday morning or how you run an organization?

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.