E4 – Holy Land
About the program
E4 – Holy Land is an AMLN flagship leadership program that brings youth to Nazareth and educates them about the Christian minority in the Holy Land. It presents a unique opportunity for all of the participants to interact with local citizens and community leaders in an unprecedented way, while discovering everything that the many cultures of the Holy Land have to offer. It combines learning, entertainment, and personal growth to enrich the overall experience and maximize its benefits. The program could also provide the option for participants to stay with local families, offering a rare and valuable opportunity for them to experience everyday life. It will help them deconstruct prejudices and stereotypes about the region, and will shed light and provide insights into the social issues that the locals face.
Why E4 – Holy Land?
Our program allows participants to explore the Holy Land and experience it from various perspectives: culture, history, society, and entertainment. The experiences consist of visiting cultural sites, educational and inspirational meetings with community leaders, educators, and artists, as well as interacting with everyday citizens. Participants will have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and relationships to become leaders who can build bridges of cultural understanding. These activities will encourage the young future leaders to expand their minds, horizons, and worldview. The ultimate goal is to empower them to drive their lives forward, as well as inspire their communities back home. As proven by our track record, the program creates a ripple effect that allows its benefits to reach beyond the two week period, affecting a wider community by word of mouth and follow up actions.
Meetings with Leaders:
Participants will meet with public officials, community leaders, academic figures, artists, lay leaders, and entrepreneurs, where they will engage in intriguing dialogue and thought-provoking discussions that broaden the perspective of the participants.
Daily Interactions with Local Christian Communities:
Meet christian youth, families, and organizaions to learn more about their daily lives and experiences as a minority group in the Holy Land. Interactions will include conversations, home visits, sharing meals, and attending mass.
Challenges and Competitions:
Throughout the program, there will be various challenges, competitions, and rewards. They are designed to encourage the participants to engage more deeply with all their experiences and put their learning into action. There will be an awards ceremony at the end of the program where participants will present their work and winners will be rewarded.
Excursions and Cultural Immersion:
The Holy Land’s rich history and culture will play a key role in this program. Participants will travel to many places to explore the Holy Land and its cultures, with the option of overnight excursions in major cities. Additionally, they have the opportunity to explore the Holy Land and interact with lay citizens during personal time. Destinations will include Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Haifa, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Acre, Cana, and many others. They will experience the history, culture, and traditions of these unique places and obtain a deeper understanding of their past and present.
The excursions will include visits to holy sites, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.
Program Duration: The program is generally two weeks long, however it is customizable and longer durations are available. Start dates are available throughout the summer.
Accommodation: Participants are safely housed in private accommodation in the city of Nazareth. They may also choose the homestay accommodation option, where they would stay with a local family.
Additional Program Services:
1. Pre-departure Orientation.
2. Domestic transport during the program.
3. Domestic accommodation.
4. Meals, except during free evenings.
5. Travel Insurance while in the Galilee region.
More Information coming soon!
More detailed program information like program dates and accommodation details will be available soon.
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Applicants will be chosen based on their strong leadership potential. The selection process will be comprehensive; the application will include a combination of personal essays, recommendations and interviews. A pre-departure orientation will introduce participants to each other prior to departure and will ensure that they are ready for the trip. Participants will know what to expect from the program, what is expected from them during the program and what is required post-program.
The application process will go live soon!
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