Since 1981, Birzeit University has organized this two-week camp which gives
international students and others an opportunity to work side by side with
Palestinian students on community-oriented volunteer projects in schools,
municipalities, civil society organizations and more. Participants are also
given an opportunity to visit areas in the West Bank.
The camp from 28th July - 7th August 2005 will include voluntary work, visits to Palestinian villages, cities, and refugee camps, opportunities to meet with Palestinian families, political and community leaders, and academics as well as exchange experiences with Palestinian university students. In addition, a range of cultural activities are being planned. Participants will be provided with a
detailed program for the two-weeks prior to their arrival.
Accommodation is in huts or tents amongst trees on the campus and facilities
are basic but adequate.
The camp will cost about #110 including food and accommodation, plus the
cost of the return flight and insurance. In addition you will need about #6
per day for extra travel and personal expenses. An #20 application fee (made
payable to Friends of Birzeit University) should be sent with the completed
application. Interviews and a briefing take place in London on Friday 20th
May 2005 at 2:00 pm.
For more information and application forms or for details on studying Arabic
at Birzeit, please contact:
Friends of Birzeit University
1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE
Telephone: 020 7832 1340
Fax: 020 7832 1349
CAABU (Council for Arab-British Understanding)
1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE
Tel: 020 7832 1310
Fax: 020 7832 1329