Givat Haviva is a leading educator in the field of inclusivity and social cohesion, and was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education. It also serves as an advisory organization for the UN Economic and Social Council.
Givat Haviva International welcomes groups of any age or size for extended and memorable learning encounters. These residential programs are custom-designed by our experienced staff and top educators to meet the needs of each group. They generally include language immersion and seminars on conflict resolution and mediation, with additional topics as varied as art and food as forms of cultural expression, or an introduction to Krav Maga self-defense.
Some of our current partners include the United States Naval Academy, Fordham University in New York, and Kivunim.
Introductory and immersive learning of Arabic and Hebrew is run by Givat Haviva’s Institute for Language Studies, which has been operating since 1963 and has earned a reputation for excellence both within Israel and internationally.
In addition to classroom studies and learning about different societies where those languages are spoken, students are taken on cultural field trips to places off the ‘tourist trail‘ where they can use their new communication skills in a natural manner. They learn first-hand how language serves as a bridge among people, furthering understanding and acceptance of one another’s culture.
As the former educational center for the Hashomer Hatzair Kibbutz Movement, Givat Haviva is well-placed to explain the changing role of the kibbutz in the development of Israel.
To learn more about how a customized study tour can be developed for your group, contact:
Clare King Lassman
Director of Communications/Fundraising GHIS