Horizons - the GHIS summer program was launched in the summer of 2021.

Horizons brings together Jews and Arabs from Israel with international English speaking friends for a four-week summer program in Israel. It has been designed for curious, motivated and passionate teens of any faith or nationality, aged 14 to 16, who are seeking to experience the rich diversity of life in this region.

Participants from the US come for a full month - starting with 2 weeks of learning the foundations of Arabic and Hebrew, along with practical listening and conflict resolution skills. After these 2 weeks local Jews and Arabs join the program. Horizons offers unique opportunities to meet and befriend local youth in Israel—a perfect opportunity for English-speakers to practice their new language skills and for the locals to practice their English.

Together they experienced workshops (cooking, Krav Maga), sports, activities on campus and trips all over Israel - The Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Masada, Galilee, Tel Aviv and more.

Quotes from participants and families:

“Itamar has enjoyed Horizons very much, and would have been happy if the program had continued much longer. Itamar can be shy and introverted so I was pleased that he agreed to participate. It’s amazing how he opened up and how much confidence he gained. Thank you so much. We have one very happy child!”

Anat - parent from Herzliya

 

“Thank you for everything you did with our kids. You made so much effort and we are very grateful. It was a new experience for me as a mom. You helped us to see the ‘other side’ in a different and interesting way. And we so appreciated your constant updates. Looking forward to seeing you again next year - inshallah.”

Ommasia - parent from Nazareth

 

“A grateful thanks to the organizers for such an eventful and memorable time in Israel. I will forever be grateful for the experience that was given to Willow. Thank you, thank you!”

Willow's family, New York