The Israel Faculty Fellowship

golan heights

The Israel Faculty Fellowship (FF) program allows full time faculty in any discipline or level an opportunity to travel to Israel to gain a better understanding of the development and challenges faced by Israel. Fellowship also provides an opportunity for the faculty to meet their counter parts in Israeli Institutions for initiating future collaboration and exchanges. Competitive FF is offered twice a year, more information is available on the FF website. Several of the ACES faculty have been selected by the competitive FF program and have visited Israel.

  • Applications for summer program are due in January
  • Selected faculty visit several Israeli University and Institutes
  • JNF also organizes faculty to faculty interactions

Drs. Mary O'Connell, Manoj Shukla, and Kevin Lombard from Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Drs. Eric J. Scholljegerdes, Andes Cibils and Ryan Ashley from Animal and Range Sciences

For more information on application dates and process, go to

Golan heights
Golan Heights is the green rocky plateau located in the far north of Israel borders with Lebanon, Syria, and Jordon
Siloam tunnel
Siloam tunnel is a water tunnel in Jerusalem

ARAVA Institute, Israel

ACES ambassador, students with ARAVA delegation
ACES ambassador, students with ARAVA delegation

ARAVA Institute's Relations Manager, Sarah Braverman with two students visited ACES college on Feb. 4, 2019. She met with Dr. Lilywhite and Dr. Shukla and explained about the programs for student and faculty exchange. ARAVA has a semester abroad program and an internship program for undergraduate students. Possibility of NMSU faculty teaching during summer was also discussed. ACES Ambassadors, Ethan Wright and Gabriel Doherty along with two ACES graduate students Akram Benali and Esmaiil Mokari interacted with ARAVA delegation and showed the NMSU campus. ARAVA delegation also visited HORT 100 and ES110 classes and interacted with Dr. Gioannini and Dr. Stringam.