Harvard PalTrek 2023

9 reviews
Mar 11 - 19, 2023
Group size: 1 - 200
Harvard PalTrek 2023

9 reviews

Mar 11 - 19, 2023
Group size: 1 - 200

About this trip

The purpose of the Palestine Trek (PalTrek) is to introduce trekkers to Palestinian culture, history, and people, to foster understanding of the reality of life under military occupation, and to highlight the Palestinian narrative. PalTrek has contributed over the years, and will continue to contribute, to changing the discourse on the Israeli occupation of Palestine - what is often framed as a "conflict" - by critically engaging graduate students through a robust week-long trip to Palestine. In the current political climate, this goal is more important than ever. During the trek, students will meet with Israeli and Palestinian human rights advocates, business owners, and community leaders, come face to face with the West Bank wall and checkpoints, enjoy the lively nightlife and food of the region, and visit heritage and religious sites.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Flights
  • Drinks

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Life-changing experience. This trip was the perfect balance of education, culture, and fun. Our host, George, was excellent, and the Palestinians with whom we met and engaged were very welcoming and informative. It was a tremendous opportunity to travel the West Bank with locals and to have access to the leading business people, academics, and politicians in the region. One point of feedback is that the program was very effective in elucidating the horrors of the injustices that Israel perpetrates on the Palestinians in the West Bank (and Gaza, though we weren't able to visit). I think it is important to provide participants with background material to help provide context - historical or otherwise - for what they are witnessing.
By Brennan H for UChicago PalTrek 2022 on 19 Apr, 2022
Rami, our Booth trip lead, was absolutely fantastic! He was attentive, extremely responsible and flexible. Geroge was really awesome as well. We had such a wonderful experience in the trek!
By Wing-cee T for UChicago PalTrek 2022 on 09 Apr, 2022
This was an incredibly powerful and meaningful experience.
By Amina F for UC Berkeley Law PalTrek 2022 on 04 Apr, 2022
Indebted to the organizers for such a transformative experience. Thank you for the work you put into getting us to access to spaces and people that we otherwise might not have been able to access.
By Didier D for HKS/HLS PalTrek 2022 on 30 Mar, 2022
What an amazing and enlightening trip. We got to see many incredible places that would be difficult to access otherwise, I believe. Well organized with good food and meetings with people in between.
By Ashan R for HKS/HLS PalTrek 2022 on 29 Mar, 2022
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