When 21-year-old Liberian national Chernor Diallo was elected student body president at Santa Barbara City College this spring, it was the pinnacle of a journey that had taken him around the world via an innovative two-year baccalaureate degree and leadership program headquartered in Israel. Givat Haviva International School (GHIS), has enjoyed strong sponsorship from Santa […]
The Calcalist is a serious Israeli Daily which is similar in style to The Economist. This article with Yuval Dvir focuses on the opportunity and privilege of being part of a diverse Arab, Jewish and international faculty in a country where this is very unusual. Read the article in Hebrew and the translation in English
Sudanese-born Deng Kio Meyar, who overcame many hurdles to be a GHIS student, has graduated and, against all the odds, is on his way to college. Read his story in Hebrew Read English translation
American Teens Travel Israel with Local Jews and Arabs as Part of GHIS’s Inaugural Summer Camp Horizons
The school’s first summer program, Horizons, was featured in a segment on i24 News. Program director Rona Melnik was interviewed, along with two American students, about their experiences traveling in Israel over the past four weeks with Jewish and Arab teenagers.
Students Tohar and Mohammed share their thoughts on how GHIS has taught them to listen and empathize with each other, despite their very different backgrounds. Thank you @Yifat Erlich at Israel Hayom for so well presenting the challenges alongside the humanity, respect and friendships that develop at GHIS and bring us all hope for a […]
The Jerusalem Post published an article that highlights the experiences of students at GHIS. Students of all backgrounds show us just how their time at our school has impacted them, and broadened their horizons through leadership and conflict resolution skills.
In its first year of operation, GHIS caught the eye of the main TV channel in Israel. Their reporters spend several days getting to know our students.
GHIS is committed to co-existence programs and hosts both Palestinian and Israel students who learn about conflict by discussing the most difficult points of contention.