MA in International Development
Local action. Global impact.

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What is Glocal?
What is Glocal?

An 18-month MA program in International Development at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The program includes two semesters of academic study and a 4-month internship with leading organizations that work with marginalized communities around the world. Glocal graduates go on to apply their comprehensive outlooks in careers in non-profit management, human rights, conflict resolution, policy making and leadership, migration affairs, and more.

Be among inspiring people
Be among inspiring people

From their classmates to professors, community leaders and organizations, Glocal students are constantly surrounded by a unique group of passionate, change-driven individuals and groups. We encourage our students to embrace a community’s strengths and work with them towards a common goal. At Glocal, we constantly strive to create inspiring learning and experiential environments with our students.

Learn from your environment
Learn from your environment

Israel is one of the most challenging, unique and vibrant places in the world. Jerusalem, with 3000 years of history and on the seam of developed and developing, is a natural hub for international development studies. It is the ideal breeding ground for change agents who are full of imagination, curious and determined to create a better and brighter future. Israel inspires creativity, problem-solving skills and thinking out of the box.

Unique internships
Unique internships

Glocal creates a unique synergy between academic knowledge and practical hands-on experience around the globe through our internship program.

Students will intern with the organizations and individuals forging the way for the international development sector through agriculture, public health, education, advocacy and social impact.

Start with change.

Take part in our ever-changing world.

Glocal will empower you with the knowledge and skills to embrace uncertainty in the field, so that you can be a part of finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We are looking for students with a readiness to learn, evolve and develop with the community and organizations.

Program structure:

  • Two semesters of theoretical courses
  • Mini-practicum at an Israeli organization
  • Full-time, 4-month internship
  • 8-week closing seminar


Please note: Internship-related costs are not covered by the program tuition though some financial assistance may be provided.

Spark MicroGrants, Rwanda

Inbar Ziv from Cohort 3 at SparkMicroGrants,

ActionAid International, Burundi

Bertrand Mizero from Cohort 4 in ActionAid International,

CALI, Guatemala

Or Denemark from Cohort 5 in CALI,

Hear it from our students

Solomon Mbubi

I was looking for a program that would avail me not only with knowledge but also practical life experience in dealing with the current challenges of poverty and inequalities. I am glad a friend who is an alumnus of the Glocal recommended this program and I have no regrets.

Peter Uledy

The program provides first hand tools in project design, monitoring and evaluation and the political economy of development, which are relevant in the world of development.

Gabby Samad

From the get-go I felt supported by the Glocal community and have found so many like-minded people who understand my interests and passion for development.

Allen Makabayi

I chose Glocal because I wanted to understand the theories that explain development. I have created new friendships and a network that continues to be valuable in both academics and on a personal level.

Sarah Danby

What attracted me to Glocal was the unique internship element, which offers a chance to gain experience in the field, make valuable connections and put the lessons from the classroom into practice on the ground.


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