About the International Summer Camp

Since 1981, Birzeit University (BZU) has been organizing the International Summer Camp, which aims to achieve BZU’s mission, build generations that are open to the world, provide an opportunity for cultural exchange, introduce the Palestinian cause, and reinforce the Palestinian core values of caring, respect, peace, and acceptance of the other.

The camp focuses on community-oriented volunteer projects in schools, municipalities, and civil society organizations and introduces participants to several geographical places in the West Bank.

The International Summer Camp includes voluntary work, visits to Palestinian cities, villages and refugee camps, and other Palestinian universities. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity for foreign participants to meet Palestinian families, political and community leaders, as well as Palestinian academics.

The International Summer Camp of 2020 will take place in the period of 29 June 2020 to 9 July 2020