Peace by Tourism

Peace by Tourism

To foster peace and understanding in the Middle East and worldwide, Peace by Tourism attempts to bridge the Israeli-Palestinian divide by bringing together young people from both sides for a unique professional training program.  Participants study, work and live together while developing the skills necessary for careers in tourism, hospitality and the culinary arts.

So Much More Than Career Training

Peace by Tourism

Peace by Tourism, Inc. sends Palestinian and Israeli trainees to the world-famous Institute Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France for a three-year BA program to learn the business of hotels and restaurants.  Coursework is both practical and theoretical, touching on everything from French cuisine preparation and banquet management to marketing and food technology.

Studying and living side by side, the Israeli and Palestinian trainees work together toward their shared goals. After completing their final projects, such as realizing a restaurant menu and catering their own graduation ceremony, students leave the Institute ready to implement their training on the professional level.  The program provides assistance with winning placement at gourmet restaurants throughout Europe, further refining the graduates' skills in real-world settings.

Finally, the program graduates return to the Middle East and transition to the next phase in their involvement with Peace by Tourism by working in Leola de la Paix, a cooking and hospitality school with the primary mission of promoting peace in the Middle East.

GRoW Support

2019

Operations - Two Student Scholarships

2018

Operations - Two student scholarships

2017

Operations - Two student scholarships

2016

Operations - Two student scholarships

2015

Operations - Two student scholarships

2014

Operations - Two student scholarships

2013

Operations - Two student scholarships