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Program Description


Jerusalem Wall

Tel Aviv Coastline

Dead Sea


Through traditional classroom studies and a week-long visit to Israel, students will have the opportunity to study dispute resolution issues in Israel, focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, coexistence projects, Israeli Arab relations, and the integration of dispute resolution into the Israeli legal system. Specific highlights in Israel include: visiting locations including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, the Golan Heights, and Ramallah (among others) as well as several Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites, participating in conversations at Israeli universities and with different community groups, and learning about traditional Arab meditation practices.

Quick Facts

  • December 13 - December 21, 2020

  • Fall 2020 one credit course

  • Visit historic and contested sites in cities and towns across Israel 

  • Meet officials providing front-line services in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  • Learn international dispute resolution theory and practice

  • Study complex issues in international conflict

  • Open to JD and LLM students as well as Thunderbird graduate students

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Jerusalem Skyline

Tel Aviv at Night

Location Details

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. The city itself and its various sites are considered holy to all three major Abrahamic religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. The Old City is home to the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque, as well as the Western Wall. Jerusalem’s museums contain cultural treasures from more than 5000 years ago.
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv is the economic and technological center of Israel. The White City of Tel Aviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre that features a collection of modernist architecture and Bauhaus style buildings. A buzzing cultural scene makes this city a tourism hotspot.

Located on the western shore of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) at 200 meters below sea level, Tiberias is Israel’s lowest city. Surrounded by mountains, with the Kinneret at its base, the city serves as a tourist center, drawing many visitors both from Israel and abroad. Tiberias, which is both a vacation resort and a modern, busy city, also boasts many religious sites. As one of the four holy cities in Israel, Tiberias holds an important place in past and modern Jewish history.


Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • This course is only open to JD (2L and 3L), LLM, and Thunderbird graduate students in good academic standing


Students will register during the Fall registration period for the following course :

  • LAW 691: International Dispute Resolution (1 credit)*

*Please note that this course counts towards your Fall semester load. 

Course Format

This course will be taught with a minimum of two in-person meetings as well as pre-departure readings and a written assignment during the Fall 2020 semester. The study abroad portion of the program will immediately follow the end of finals (December 13 - 21). Students will also need to complete post-program written assignment.



Faculty Director

Art Hinshaw
Clinical Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Beus Center for Law and Society
MC 9520
111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Support Staff

Beverly Kosik
Program Coordinator
Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Haifa Gardens

Carmel Market Stand


Western Wall and Dome of Rock

Program Housing

Accommodations will be in shared rooms in a hotels or hostels (two to four to a room). Breakfast will be included daily, as well some other meals, and transport will be primarily by private coach.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Israel, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture. This includes cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entryways, and small indoor spaces.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. For example, in Israelstudents who identify as LGBTQIA should be aware of varying laws based on region of the country. In the West Bank and Gaza Strip, consensual same-sex sexual activity is criminalized but in other areas of Israel, the LGBTQIA community is protected by anti-discrimination laws.

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. For example, in Israelfemale students should be prepared to dress modestly and avoid wearing revealing clothing (shorts, sleeveless blouses, and short skirts) when visiting holy sites.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Winter Break 2020 is $2,860.

Program Fee includes: Housing in shared hotel/hostel rooms, daily breakfast, some other meals, site visits and discussions, cultural excursions, in-country transportation, ASU faculty/staff support, and international health insurance. Not included: Tuition for 1 credit course, airfare, passport & visa fees, most meals, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items.  Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

  • GPSA Travel Funding

  • ASU Tuition Waiver may be applied on this program to cover the tuition associated with this program.  The ASU Tuition Waiver cannot be used to subsidize the posted program fee.


Links to Additional Resources

*The ASU Study Abroad Office does not officially endorse, administer or monitor the content of these links.

Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2020 09/18/2020 ** Rolling Admission 12/13/2020 12/21/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until Study Abroad Office contacts you to do so.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.