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our impact

Embracing Teamwork

82% of students better understand the perspective of people from the other nationality

95% of students are willing to work with people from the other nationality

Striving for Excellence

90% of students report increased CS and entrepreneurship capacity

87% of students feel more confident about CS

Y1 entrepreneurship curriculum revised to emphasize critical thinking

Leading by

alumni took ownership of running the alumni program and the pilot

MEET executive board joined by three alumni

70% of yearlong coordinators, instructors and TAs are alumni

Since 2004, MEET alumni have taken steps as young leaders in their personal and professional lives. Alumni have launched 15 ventures that address real-world problems, in both uni-national and bi-national teams (see more in “MEET our projects”). They have scaled up volunteer efforts by applying their technology and entrepreneurial skills to local charities. Alumni have been accepted to high profile universities across the globe, from MIT (8 alumni accepted so far) to Cambridge (2 alumni) and Harvard (1 alumnus), as well as prestigious local universities such as Bethlehem (10 alumni) and Hebrew University (11 alumni).

Moreover, aside from entering prestigious universities, developing startups with a social/political impact, taking leadership positions in local charities and initiating community projects to improve Palestinian-Israeli relations, alumni have focused on giving back to MEET. From 2004 onward, 39 alumni have volunteered in the student program - both during the summer intensive and during the yearlong program, to help the next generation of Palestinian and Israeli leaders learn tools to take action towards positive change in our region.

Alumni are taking steps as leaders by initiating ventures with a positive impact, attending prestigious universities, and giving back to their communities and MEET.

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July, 2019
"I never thought that I would work with Israelis" Read>
MIT News
August, 2018
Navigating Cultures While Making a Difference Read>
July, 2018
How A Tech Entrepreneurship Education Can Give Us The Leaders We Need Read>
March, 2018
Palestinian And Israeli Teenagers MEET To Shape Their Future With Tech Read>
MIT News
November, 2017
Bridging the Divide with Technology Read>
August, 2017
Can This MIT Student Entrepreneurship Program Bridge the Israeli-Palestinian Divide? Read>
Finland Embassy
August, 2014
Interviews with MEET graduates in Summer 2014 Read>
The Economist
February, 2014
Emerging Palestinian and Israeli entrepreneurs at MEET Read>
Google Europe Blog
July, 2013
Supporting Israeli and Palestinian technology students Read>
June, 2013
NGO trains Palestinian and Israeli youth to be peacekeeping entrepreneurs Read>
Fast Company
June, 2013
Bringing Israelis and Palestinians together with mobile apps Read>
No Camels
June, 2013
Unique MIT-backed program uses technology to bridge gaps between Israeli and Palestinian youth Read>
President Obama refers to MEET
March, 2013
President Obama names MEET as an example of how innovation is reshaping the Middle East Read>
Technology Review
June, 2012
Palestinian and Israeli students strive to overcome barriers by working together on technology projects. Read>
NBC News
August, 2010
Watch the report in Jerusalem Read>
Arab News
July, 2010
Most people don't believe Palestinian and Israeli high schoolers can get together and get along. But a summer program in Jerusalem proves they can. Read>
The Huffington Post
May, 2010
“A Message to the West from Palestinian and Israeli Students” Allen Grossman, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard University Read>

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