A critical component of the HOP experience is the Alumni Club, and the ongoing activities it provides for Middle East and American participants. The Middle East Alumni Club keeps participants connected in a variety of ways: quarterly retreats for all participants from all years of HOP, uni-national meetings for each delegation, and service activities.

The US Alumni have monthly meetings, attend local lectures and events related to
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and are involved in recruiting new participants, outreach efforts, and arranging and conducting presentations to various organizations and congregations. The US Alumni also continue expanding their knowledge of the Middle East, and continue to dialogue about current events and the complex and difficult issues they learned about during the Summer Program.

HOP Alumni Information Project

HOP is currently updating all of our alumni information. If you are a HOP alum, and any of your personal information has changed, please fill out the Alumni Information Form online. Please encourage other HOP alumni to do the same. As you all move out into the world, remember that you all mean the world to us!

The Alumni Club seminars are important to me because we can continue what we started, open new discussions, get the chance to talk about [the other side], and feel free to express our feelings about what is happening. – Tala, Palestinian participant