About Project Interchange

Project Interchange, an educational institute of AJC, brings opinion leaders and policy makers to Israel for a week of intensive travel and learning. Participants experience Israeli society, connect with their Israeli counterparts and learn about Israel’s extensive contributions in their fields.

Representing numerous spheres of influence across the globe, Project Interchange delegations include:

    Government Officials and Diplomatic Leaders

  • Foreign Ministers
  • Members of Parliament
  • Ambassadors & Consuls General
  • Local & State Officials
  • Media Opinion Leaders

  • Journalists
  • Editors & Publishers
  • Analysts & Commentators
  • Campus Media Leaders
  • Civic and Religious Leaders

  • Civil Society Leaders
  • Faith-Based Community Leaders
  • Intergroup Leaders
  • NGO Leaders
  • University and Student Leaders

  • Presidents & Chancellors
  • Provosts & Deans
  • Rhodes Scholars
  • University Student Leaders

Project Interchange participants gain direct, in-depth exposure to Israel’s diverse population, democratic system of government and complex strategic and societal dilemmas through:

  • Leading Israeli figures, including top government officials, innovative business and civil society leaders, and world-renown academics
  • Senior Arab-Israeli and Palestinian leaders
  • Experts on education, immigrant absorption, economic development, rule of law, human rights, and the peace process
  • Historic, strategic, and religious site visits
  • Founded in 1982, Project Interchange maintains an alumni network of over 6,000 influential voices spanning 89 countries and all 50 U.S. states. With the support of affiliates around the world, Project Interchange conducts ongoing alumni programming and outreach on key issues relating to Israel and the region. Project Interchange participants reflect an understanding of Israel that could only come from first-hand experience, and which is expressed through their news reporting and analysis, policy positions, speeches, business activities and enduring connections with Israeli leaders and institutions.

    Project Interchange relies on donors who support its unique purpose and the measurable results its programs yield.

    “The great success of Project Interchange is not that it provides seminar participants with all the answers-but it inspires them to delve more deeply, to think of Israel more carefully and with greater empathy and to seek an even deeper understanding of the political, religious, cultural and strategic factors at issue in the Middle East today. This program is without peer.”
    Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat,
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

    Project Interchange is an educational institute of AJC, a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)3 organization. We welcome your generous support.

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    Click to learn more about the history of Project Interchange and its founder, Debra Berger