Welcome to

The Olive Tree Initiative at UCLA!




 About the Olive Tree Initiative at UCLA

The Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) is a university based organization challenging students to look beyond sound bites and stereotypes in order to understand the complexities of global conflicts through experiential learning.

The two OTI branches at UCLA, Palestine-Israel and Turkey-Armenia, hold their own meetings and events.  Every summer, students have the opportunity to travel to the region and analyze the conflict by meeting with high-ranking officials and civil society members.

Trip Applications

Applications for the summer trips are now open!

Click on the links below to begin the application process:

Middle East Application                   Turkey/Armenia Application 

Winter & Spring 2017 Meetings

The best way to stay updated on OTI events is to engage in our weekly meetings.  Below are the updated meeting times for both branches:  

Turkey-Armenia & Israel-Palestine:  Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00PM at the Bruin Resource Center


 If you would like more information about OTI, e-mail us at ucla@olivetreeinitiative.org.