Program Profile

Al-Quds University

Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement (PAYCE)

Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement (PAYCE) brings together Palestinian and American university students through a shared curriculum to inspire productive, effective, and positive civic engagement.

The PAYCE curriculum has three parts: a) creative, project-based classroom learning; b) cross-cultural virtual and in-person exchange about civic action and participation; and c) the creation of student-produced podcasts on civic engagement in Palestinian and American society.

  • Number of Participants: 300
  • Participant Age Group: Undergraduate/Young Adult
  • Partners in the Middle East: An-Najah University
  • Partners in the United States: Drake University,  Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), University of Hartford, University of New Hampshire
  • Project Duration: 18 Months (July 2017 – December 2018)