International Relations

Max Stern Yezreel Valley College (YVC) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a broad range of fields. Our ambitious research programs provide valuable experience for students and diverse opportunities for faculty and international researchers. Academic studies are rigorous, yet students and faculty enjoy small classes, state-of-the-art facilities, and a friendly, diverse campus.

YVC is located in the Yezreel Valley of Northern Israel, which extends across the Lower Galilee from the hills of Nazareth to Mount Gilboa. This beautiful region is a microcosm of the Israeli population. It features a rich mosaic of Jewish sub-societies, Christian and Muslim Arabs, Druze, Bedouins and Circassians of diverse socioeconomic, national and religious backgrounds

At YVC, we’ve developed a welcoming environment where students and faculty of all nationalities and backgrounds come together to advance learning and research in our key focus areas.

International Collaboration

YVC aims to increase the scope of the college’s international collaboration and to develop collaborative relationships globally. To this end, YVC invests significant energy and resources in establishing and maintaining ongoing academic dialogues with colleagues outside of Israel. YVC believes that these academic interactions keep faculty members and students abreast of new developments, expand their horizons of inquiry, and encourage collaborative research and applied projects. International collaboration also fosters academic excellence, and brings together students and faculty members from many parts of the global community.

Currently, YVC faculty members are engaged in collaboration with colleagues in various institutions in the United States, Europe, and Australia, including Oakland University in Michigan, Central Connecticut State University, The University of St. Joseph in Connecticut, UCLA in California, Fordham University and Syracuse University in New York, the Universities of Hohennheim and Dortmund in Germany, the Chernivtsi National University in the Ukraine, several universities in the UK, research centers in Oslo and Ancona, the University of Melbourne, and more. YVC is also a partner in the IRIS project, an EU program to foster international relations between Israeli academic colleges and European academic institutions.

Partnership Opportunities

The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College is proactively exercising our mandate to develop the geographic and social periphery of northern Israel, through the implementation of a broad spectrum of projects and activities.

Ranging from academic programs and extracurricular student activities to capital projects and community service initiatives, YVC is striving to cultivate the future of the Yezreel Valley and the Galilee.

We invite you to be a part of this exciting and crucial moment in the region’s development. Come explore where your vision for advancing Israel’s periphery intersects with one of the many partnership opportunities YVC currently has available.

International Relations Office

YVC’s International Relations Office was established to implement the international policy of the college. It provides information, and advises and supports the YVC community as it seeks to take its place within the global academic community.


To support the development of YVC’s relationships with universities, governments, funding agencies, and international scholarships agencies throughout the world.

To seek and develop strategic partnership opportunities across the globe while providing information and advice.

To coordinate visits for visiting scholars and academics from abroad.

To maintain a data base of YVC memorandums of understanding and international agreements with academic institutions, research institutes, and other relevant organizations promoting international collaborations with YVC.

To conduct negotiations with potential international partners with regard to cooperative projects and manage relationships with academic institutions and funding agencies.

To foster the development of YVC global outreach and identifying ways to foster the recogniztion and participation of YVC academic staff and students in international activities.

To raise the profile of internationalization at YVC through expansion of international agreements.

International Partnership

YVC College has signed partnership agreements with the following institutions of higher education for joint research projects, exchange of academic staff, exchange of students, collaboration in conferences.


Riga Stradin’s University, Latviya-
Padagogische Hochschule Karinten-Klagenfurt – Victor Frankel Hochschule –
Universitat Hohenheim (UH) – Stuttgart- Germany –
Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University-Ukraine


University of Saint Joseph-West Hartford, Connecticut
Nazareth College – Rochester, NY-
Oakland University- Michigan-
Central Connecticut State University-New Britain-Connecticut-


Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil –