Paths to Peace brings together students of different faiths and backgrounds from Israel and Palestine for a semester of fellowship and learning at New York University. The program is dedicated to training future leaders and endowing them with the skills and experience necessary to advance reconciliation and coexistence for future generations.
Students admitted into the program are provided tuition, housing and living expenses for one term of study at NYU. During their tenure they are enrolled in an academic course of the history of Israel and Palestine, as well as a workshop that focuses on the historical, political, cultural, and religious relationships amongst the heritage nations of the students represented in the program, and issues relating to conflict resolution, righting historical wrongs, and different models of coexistence. Program participants also participate in off-campus retreats and other excursions that expose them to educational and cultural opportunities in and around New York City related to the focus of the program. Participants are also given the opportunity to enroll in additional courses related to their own degree or research interests.