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:
- Heads of State, Cabinet Officials and Members of Parliament
- Federal, State, County and City Elected Officials
- University Presidents, Student Leaders and Campus Media
- Newspaper, TV and Radio Reporters, Editors and Analysts
- High-tech, Bio-tech, Energy, Public Health and Business Leaders
- Counter-terrorism and Security Specialists
- Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Other Faith Leaders
- Ethnic and Community Leaders
- Nobel Laureates and Rhodes Scholars
Project Interchange participants gain direct, in-depth exposure to Israel’s diverse population, democratic system of government and complex strategic and societal dilemmas through:
- Discussions with leading Israeli figures, including top government and military officials, innovative business and NGO executives and world-renowned academics
- Meetings with senior Arab-Israeli and Palestinian leaders
- Sessions on education, immigrant absorption, social welfare programs, economic development, rule of law, human rights and the peace process
- Visits to various sites of historic, strategic and religious significance
Founded in 1982, Project Interchange maintains an alumni network of over 6,000 influential voices spanning more than 70 countries. 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 a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)3 organization. We welcome your generous support.