Travel / Study in Israel

Opportunities - Travel or Study in Israel

  • AEPi Birthright Trip - Alpha Epsilon Pi

    All AEPi Brothers that are eligible for Birthright receive VIP status when they sign up on the AEPi Israel Outdoors Trip. This trip is built to cater AEPi brothers by including AEPi staff, visiting with Israeli brothers and visiting our official philanthropy locations such as Leket or Save a Child's Heart. 

    Dates* Winter
    Location* Israel
    Contact* Daniel Brick 
    Email* Dbrick@aepi.org
    Phone* (314) 941-4166 
    Website* http://aepidoesisrael.com

  • Plant Your Way to Israel - Jewish National Fund

    Plant Your Way to Israel™ allows you to fund your trip to Israel while helping Israel and JNF at the same time. The program is simple: Ask your friends and family to plant trees with JNF and half of this money will support JNF's forestry projects in Israel, and the other half will be placed in a special account for you, to be used for any trip to Israel. Register today to create your personal fundraising website to start Planting YOUR Way to Israel.

    "The Plant Your Way program was perfect for me because not only was I raising money to fund my trip to Israel, but I was helping to improve the beauty and health of Eretz Yisrael. It brought me such satisfaction to know that with every tree sold I was enriching the land of Israel as well as easing my own financials in getting back there."
    - Jackie Goldberg, OTZMA Participant

    We recognize that the cost of organized trips to Israel have increased considerably in recent years. Plant Your Way allows students to take an active role in paying for their trip while building Israel through forestry projects with JNF.

    Students, through age 26, ask friends and family to plant trees with JNF (minimum donation $25). Half of this money will go to JNF to plant trees in Israel, and the other half will be placed in a special account for the student, held by JNF, to be used for any trip to Israel. A special certificate is sent to a designee on behalf of the donor. Participants can register at www.jnf.org/pyw and are able to easily manage their accounts through a personalized fundraising webpage. After raising a minimum of $360, students can redeem their funds for any trip to Israel.

    Dates* on-going
    Location* Israel
    Contact* Paige Guber 
    Email* pguber@jnf.org 
    Phone* (212) 879-9305 
    Website* http://www.jnf.org/pyw 

  • LaMidbar Masa Program - Kibbutz Neot Semadar

    LaMidbar is a 5 month educational, residential Masa program for 21-30 year olds at Kibbutz Neot Semadar in the Negev desert. If you are interested in community building, being inspired by the desert environment, learning about ecology and organic farming, or undertaking a master-craft Art Apprenticeship, and are drawn to reflect on and learn from your experiences, this may be the program for you!! 

    Dates* January 13 2014 - June 14 2014
    Location* Kibbutz Neot Semadar, Israel
    Contact* Naomi Katz 
    Email* masalamidbar@gmail.com 
    Phone* (516) 484-4929 
    Website* http://masa.neot-semadar.org 


     


  • Overseas Student Programs - Ben-Gurion University

    The Ginsburg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) invites you to take the road less traveled and experience Israel as never before. Raise your expectations and participate in a truly unique immersive study abroad program.

    As an international student at BGU, you can spend a semester or year taking challenging and inspiring courses at BGU. You will study Hebrew language, in addition to choosing from a variety of courses taught in English that are designed to take advantage of the many academic specialties of Ben-Gurion University. Our Sustainable Development, Global Health, and Israel Studies tracks have been particularly successful in the past.

    To complement your academic studies in Israel, you will be have the opportunity to participate in volunteer service or an internship, which will deepen your exposure to Israel society and provide you with valuable experience.

    You will live in dormitory apartments with Israeli students, providing you with the opportunity to practice your Hebrew and forge a genuine connection with Israelis.

    You will also explore Israel on trips organized by OSP, where you will learn about the country’s history, landscape and diverse traditions. Finally, as a student at BGU, you will become a part of the University’s vibrant student body and gain a deep understanding of Israeli life from the "inside."

    Dates * Multiple
    Location * Beer-Sheva, Israel
    Contact * Sam Englender 
    Email * senglender@bgustudyabroad.org 
    Phone * (646) 452-3682 
    Website * http://www.aabgu.org/osp/ 

  • Israel Advocacy and Leadership Training Mission to Israel - CAMERA

    The annual CAMERA Israel Advocacy and Leadership Training to Mission to Israel provides students with a deeper understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict, giving them the confidence to continue to present the facts to their peers and campus communities. Every year, CAMERA selects knowledgeable student activists to join our CAMERA Fellows Representatives on the training mission. 

    The theme of the trip is "Israel Behind The Headlines: Understanding Media Coverage of the Arab-Israeli Conflict." Students learn about Israel's existential struggle and the influential role played by news coverage of events in Israel, gain first-hand knowledge of the factors influencing coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict, meet with international journalists, policy makers, world-renowned academics, and government leaders.

    The students participate in training sessions about media coverage and how to help promote sound reporting, visit top Israeli institutions and meet PR experts to learn how to effectively communicate a message. They tour key sites relevant to news reports, participate on special tours, such as an archaeological rescue effort of artifacts from the Temple Mount, explore the diversity of Israel, and mingle with young Israelis. 

    Highlights from past trips included a jazz festival at the ancient ruins of Caesarea, a visit to the MEMRI Israel headquarters guided by MEMRI founder Yigal Carmon, a tour of a Golan winery, lectures by Jerusalem Post journalists Yaakov Katz and Khaled Abu Toameh, and a geo-political tour of Jerusalem led by Jerusalem expert and former Jerusalem City Planner Israel Kimhi.

    Read Chloé Valdary's piece on the 2013 Israel trip.

    “The . . . CAMERA trip to Israel was one of the best I have ever been on. It was highly organized, time efficient, informative and, perhaps most importantly, a lot of fun. CAMERA brought great speakers to educate us about the intricacies of Israel and the conflict. My two personal favorite speakers were Israel Kimhi and Sgt. Benjamin Anthony. Mr. Kimhi's knowledge of Jerusalem was more than impressive; it was inspiring. If the conflict is ever resolved, it will be because of people like Mr. Kimhi who know the most minute details. Sgt. Anthony was inspiring, but for a different reason. The moral, religious, and logical case he made for Israel is not one you often hear, and it was refreshing to hear it made.”

    Dates* June 2014
    Location* Israel
    Contact* Aviva Slomich 
    Email* aviva@camera.org 
    Phone* (617) 789-3672 
    Website* http://www.cameraoncampus.org/campus-programs/israeltrip.html 
  • Seminar in Israel for Campus Media - Project Interchange

    ELIGIBILITY
    This program is designed for first-time visitors to Israel, without previous travel, work, or study experience in Israel. Candidates should be leaders in their campus media outlets, including newspapers, online blogs, and campus television and radio. Candidates in their sophomore or junior year will be given top consideration. 

    SEMINAR PROGRAM
    This engaging educational visit will examine the complex issues facing Israel and the region, at a time when so much campus attention is paid to the pursuit of peace in the Middle East. Participants will travel to Israel for meetings with a diverse set of students, as well as Jewish, Arab Israeli, and Palestinian government, NGO, media, and community leaders. 

    The agenda will put focus on discussions with journalists and media leaders, while also including sessions on national politics, religion, Israel’s judicial system, hi-tech and medical innovations, cultural diversity, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Arab-Israeli community, international relations, and other topics. Participants will also visit various sites of historical, religious, and cultural significance. 

    SEMINAR DATES & EXPENSE: 
    This seminar will take place in Israel from December 28, 2013 – January 5, 2013. The program will begin with a mandatory pre-seminar conference call orientation that will be scheduled before departure. Project Interchange will underwrite most seminar expenses, including round-trip economy airfare from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv, land and hotel accommodations, and most meals. Participants will be responsible for the costs of their travel to and from Philadelphia, one or two meals, and personal expenses incurred while in Israel. If selected, s/he will be required to submit a non-refundable $100 deposit, which will be returned after completing the seminar.

    HOW TO APPLY
    To request an application, please email apply@projectinterchange.org. Once completed, please email your typed application and resume to Project Interchange at apply@projectinterchange.org. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 7, 2013.

    Dates* December 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014
    Location* Israel
    Contact* Allison Tenenbaum 
    Email* apply@projectinterchange.org 
    Phone* (202) 833-0025 
    Website* http://www.projectinterchange.org 

  • Alternative Spring Break to Israel - Jewish National Fund

    Have you been wishing you were in Israel? Ready to go back? Join JNF this March for an unforgettable week of volunteering and fun.

    JNF’s Alternative Spring Break in Israel is a FREE trip for Jewish college students and young adults (ages 18-30) to volunteer in Israel. It is an exciting week long trip allowing its participants to make a personal impact in Israel. This year's volunteering will take place both in the North of Israel and in the Negev Desert. 

    Participants are responsible for raising a minimum of $1,500, using an easy online program to communicate by email to family and friends for the trip. Monies raised will go towards JNF’s Blueprint Negev campaign if you travel to the South of Israel, and to Operation Carmel Renewal if you travel to the North of Israel. Blueprint Negev supports Israel’s newest generation of pioneers in developing, inhabiting and preserving the Negev Desert, and Operation Carmel Renewal to help rebuild Northern Israel from the devastating December 2010 fire. Both trips include opportunities to get your hands dirty and help out, meet people who are changing the world, and reflect on the Jewish service experience.

    Once the money is raised, the program is FREE. The actual cost of the program is covered by other JNF donors. Participants are responsible for round trip transportation to New York from their home communities.

    Hope to see you in Israel!

    Dates* March 1, 8, 15, and 23, 2014
    Location* Israel
    Contact* Paige Guber 
    Email* break@jnf.org 
    Phone* (212) 879-3905 
    Website* http://www.jnf.org/break 

  • Get a Jump Start on Your Career – Internships available - University of Haifa International School

    The University of Haifa International School offers students the opportunity to integrate career-related internships together with their studies during their study abroad experience. Special efforts are made for students who request specific internships relating to their career paths and study majors, and each placement takes into consideration the specific professional and academic interests of the student.

    The internship program is coordinated by a member of the International School faculty, in coordination with on-site supervisors. Only students who are enrolled as full-time students in the International School are eligible for the Internship Program. 

    The growing interest in internships has led to a considerable expansion in the offerings, and we encourage students to inquire about opportunities that may not be listed. We welcome students interested in a specific field or location to be in touch with our Internship Coordinator about those possibilities and we will do our best to find the most suitable option for everyone.  Often, we are able to find exclusive placements that are not usually available, based on the specific skills and interests of the student. 

    The internship opportunities are in the fields of social services, health services, education, marketing, communications, and business opportunities, as well as working with some of Israel's high tech companies! 

    Students who are interested in an internship must apply before the semester begins. In addition to their application for admission, they will need to complete a supplemental application for the internship program. Upon admission to the International School and receipt of the internship program application, the Internship Coordinator will be in touch with the student about possible internship locations.

    When the student arrives to Haifa, she or he will meet with the supervisor at the internship location. Together they will establish the student's schedule. Students are expected to work 10-15 hours per week at their internship, earning 3-4 credits. Throughout the semester they may be provided with reading materials to support their work. In addition, students will need to submit weekly internship reports and mid-semester reflections on their progress to the Internship Coordinator in the International School. At the end of the semester, students will submit a 10-15 page research paper addressing an issue they dealt with at their internship. 

    For a list of all internships, please see here.

    Contact* Admissions Office 
    Email* info@mail.uhaifa.org
    Dates* Semester/Year
    Phone* +972-4-824-0766
    Website* http://overseas.haifa.ac.il/index.php/academics/undergraduate-program/internship-program

  • International Graduate Programs - University of Haifa

    The University of Haifa International School attracts students who desire a unique international study experience that includes first-rate academics, involvement with the local population, and a rich offering of social and cultural activities, while also enjoying the cultural advantages and breathtaking setting that the city and University of Haifa have to offer. 

    The University of Haifa offers a number of graduate programs that are designed to provide students with practical experience to succeed in a highly competitive global market. Students participating in the programs will have the opportunity to study with students from around the world, as well as Israeli students. The programs are taught in English over one to two years. The following full-degree master’s programs are offered: Holocaust Studies, Peace and Conflict Management Studies, Diplomacy Studies, National Security Studies, Israel Studies, Archaeology, Global Green MBA, Maritime Civilizations, Marine Geosciences, Art Therapy and Patent Law

    Short-Term Programs for Graduate Students

    Students who have completed their undergraduate degree but would like to further their studies are welcome to enroll for a semester or year in the International School. These students benefit from all of the components of the regular International School Program, but have the opportunity to enrich their studies by designing a directed-reading course or independent research project in a topic of their choice. The program for recent BA graduates/current MA students is ideal for students who want to explore subjects they were not able to study in their undergraduate degrees as well as students who are looking for more experience before applying to a graduate program.

    Academics 
    Students are expected to take between three to five courses a semester. In addition to the courses that we offer, students in the program are welcome to enroll in any of our specialty programs: Honors Programs in Psychology, and Peace & Conflict Studies; Global Law Program; and the Internship Program. All of the courses in the International School are taught in English and are fully accredited.

    During the summer, the University of Haifa and the University of Georgia Center for Global Health offer a joint program, “Developing Leaders in Global Health,” which is designed to train students to become the future leaders in the global public health arena. 

    *The Patent Law program runs from January 2014-December 2014

    Contact* Michal Gotlieb 
    Email* infograd@univ.haifa.ac.il
    Dates* October 2014-September 2015*
    Phone* +972-4-824-0766
    Website* http://www.uhaifa.org/index.php/graduate-programs/graduate-students

  • Arabic Immersion Program - Hebrew University Rothberg International School

    This exciting new immersion program will focus on Modern Standard Arabic- the formal language employed in books, newspapers, news broadcasts, and formal speeches across the Arab world. Students will also learn the foundations of the Palestinian dialect.

    The program is based on the principle of total immersion- the constant and exclusive use of a language in its native social and cultural environment. Studies will combine formal classes, interaction with native speakers outside the classroom, and exposure to the religious and cultural elements that have their indelible mark on the Arabic language.

    Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals interested in acquiring knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic, are welcome to apply! 

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is an ideal setting for an Arabic immersion program. Arabic is one of Israel’s official languages and is spoken by large segments of the population in many parts of the country. Almost one third of Jerusalem’s residents speak Arabic as their native tongue. The city is sacred to three monotheistic religions and abounds with ancient and holy sites. The Hebrew University is home to many prestigious scholars of Arabic, Islam, and the Middle East, and their research interests encompass historical as well as contemporary issues. The University’s Rothberg International School provides the perfect venue for this innovative program. 

    Dates* Semester/Year
    Location* Jerusalem, Israel
    Contact* Michal Kogen 
    Email* mkogen@hebrewu.com
    Phone* (212) 607-8526 
    Website* http://overseas.huji.ac.il/arabic

  • JNF Shorashim Taglit-Birthright Israel Adventure -Jewish Naitonal Fund and Shorashim

    Explore Israel on a JNF Israel Adventure. Jewish students age 18-26, who have never been on an organized peer program to Israel, can begin the journey of a lifetime. With JNF and Shorashim you experience the adventure of a Taglit-
    Birthright Israel trip through the eyes of Israeli peers. This is the Birthright Israel program where all groups travel for 10-days with Israelis your age.

    Dates* Winter 2013/2014
    Location* Israel
    Contact* Paige Guber 
    Email* education@jnf.org 
    Phone* (212) 879-9305 
    Website* http://www.israelwithisraelis.com 

  • Seminar in Israel - Project Interchange (California Students Only)

    ELIGIBILITY
    This program is designed for first-time visitors to Israel, without previous travel, work, or study experience in Israel. Applicants should be undergraduate-level California student leaders from campus groups including student government (SGA); Campus Democrats/Republicans; Model UN, LGBT, environmental advocacy, pre-law, business, and other shared interest organizations; and religious/ethnic clubs. Candidates in their sophomore or junior year will be given top consideration.

    SEMINAR PROGRAM
    This engaging educational visit will examine the complex issues facing Israel and the region, at a time when so much campus attention is paid to the pursuit of peace in the Middle East. Participants will travel to Israel for meetings with a diverse set of students, as well as Jewish, Arab Israeli, and Palestinian government, NGO, media, and community leaders. 

    The agenda will include sessions on national politics, religion, Israel’s judicial system, hi-tech and medical innovations, cultural diversity, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Arab-Israeli community, international relations, and other topics. Participants will also visit various sites of historical, religious, and cultural significance. 

    SEMINAR DATES & EXPENSE: 
    This seminar will take place in Israel from December 28, 2013 – January 5, 2013. The program will begin with a mandatory pre-seminar conference call orientation that will be scheduled before departure. Project Interchange will underwrite most seminar expenses, including round-trip economy airfare from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, land and hotel accommodations, and most meals. Participants will be responsible for the costs of their travel to and from LAX, one or two meals, and personal expenses incurred while in Israel. If selected, s/he will be required to submit a non-refundable $100 deposit, which will be returned after completing the seminar.

    HOW TO APPLY
    To request an application, please email apply@projectinterchange.org. Once completed, please email your typed application and resume to Project Interchange at apply@projectinterchange.org. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 7, 2013.

    Dates* December 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014
    Location* Israel
    Contact* Allison Tenenbaum 
    Email* apply@projectinterchange.org 
    Phone* (202) 833-0025 
    Website* http://www.projectinterchange.org 

  • Semester/Year/Summer Programs - University of Haifa International School

    The University of Haifa International School welcomes students from around the world to study at the university for a summer, semester, or full academic year. The University of Haifa is internationally recognized as leading research and academic university, and credits earned are transferable back to home institutions to be applied towards the completion of a degree.

    The undergraduate semester/year program grants a unique study abroad experience where students can combine challenging academics with the opportunity to immerse in an Israeli university setting and become a part of a caring community. The International School offers courses in Hebrew language, Arabic language, culture and civilization, Contemporary Israel and Middle East Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Psychology, Business and Economics, Communications, Sociology, Literature, Anthropology, Holocaust Studies, History, Political Science as well as an academic internship program.

    Students have the opportunity to participate in service learning opportunities, as well as Internships for credit with grass roots and NGO organizations and high-tech companies.

    Intensive Hebrew and Arabic Courses are offered during July and August as well as during the semester, offering students the opportunity to immerse into the language and culture and live alongside native speakers in the dormitories..

    The International School will be offering 4-week summer courses in June, combined with many academic field trips. The courses being offered for 2014 are: Innovation in a Nation: The Israeli Phenomenon, Israel: A Mosaic of Culture, Religion and History, Green Technologies: Sustainability and the Environment in Israel, Terrorism and Responses and Israel: Society and Politics.

    Visit the International School website at http://uhaifa.org/for more information on the academic programs or student life. Get a preview of campus life and activities on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/HaifaIntlSchool

    Contact* Admissions Office 
    Email* info@mail.uhaifa.org
    Dates* Semester/Year
    Phone* +972-4-824-0766
    Website* www.uhaifa.org
  • Caravan For Democracy Leadership Mission - Jewish National Fund

    Twenty-five college student leaders of all faiths who have not visited Israel will be selected for this important 10-day educational experience including touring, meeting political, cultural and community leaders and exploring Israel's diverse democracy. Students who serve in a significant leadership position in political, religious, athletic, cultural and/or educational groups on campus are encouraged to apply. Application including two college references and two short essays can be found on our website: www.jnf.org/caravanmission.

    Application deadline: Monday, September 23, 2013.

    Open to undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors in United States colleges and universities who are American citizens. All land expenses including most meals and air NY-TLV-NY have been covered by generous JNF donors

    Dates* December 29, 2013 - January 9, 2014
    Location* Israel
    Contact* Paige Guber 
    Email* pguber@jnf.org 
    Phone* (212) 879-9305 
    Website* http://www.jnf.org/caravanmission 

  • Undergraduate Study Abroad - Tel Aviv University

    TAU International offers several different programs that can jump start your college careers and give you a cultural experience that you will never forget. Take a dip in the Mediterranean, grab a frothy cappuccino, stop off at the Shuk and pick up some locally grown fruits and vegetables, dance the night away, check out a local art exhibit; become a Tel Avivian.

    Semester/Year Abroad: The TAU International programs present a unique opportunity for accomplished college students. International students may enroll in Tel Aviv University’s semester or year abroad program which offers a rich variety of exciting courses in the fields of International Relations, Social Sciences, Arts, Environmental Studies, History, Religion, Business and many more. Each course awards 3 academic credits, for a total of up to 15 undergraduate-level credits per semester. Students can also look forward to group trips, student activities, and traveling throughout the country on their weekends off.

    Academic Gap Year: Accomplished high school graduates may choose to spend their first year of college at TAU International. Academic Gap Year students create their own class schedule, including exciting courses in the fields of Social Sciences, Arts, History, Religion, Business and more. 
    Academic Gap Year students can also look forward to seeing all of Israel through group excursions, including weekend and day trips to Jerusalem, the Galilee, Eilat and the Kinneret. 

    Voyage to Medicine in Israel (Fall Semester): The Voyage to Medicine program combines aspects of clinical research, academic studies and volunteer work in coordination with TAU International, Assaf harofeh Medical Center and Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross.)

    Students will be studying academics at both Tel Aviv University and Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. We offer students a unique combination of seven academic courses in medicine, practical experience in the medical field, and shadowing the medical staff at the medical center. Volunteer work will be in conjunction with Magen David Adom ambulance services after passing a First Aid training course. Students will also be invited to participate in medical research at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. 

    Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business in Israel: This Spring Semester abroad business program offers the perfect setting to gain the real-world experience, entrepreneurial know-how, and professional guidance that will help you succeed in your future career. Explore Israel’s financial and technological capital! Join Israeli and international business students as you learn Hebrew and take classes taught in English by Israel’s leading business professionals.

    Dates* Fall-July to December, Spring-January to May
    Location* Tel Aviv
    Contact* Shayna Matzner 
    Email* admissions@telavivuniv.org 
    Phone* 1-800-665-9828 
    Website* http://international.tau.ac.il/ 

  • Go Further Abroad in Israel - MASA Israel Journey


    Are you hoping to immerse yourself in an exciting new culture? Or are you looking for top-flight academics? Do you want to experience non-stop beach life? Or are you looking to find yourself at the edge of the desert? Take your study abroad experience further by exploring programs in diverse and thriving Israeli cities like Beer-Sheva, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, or the Galilee region.  


    Check out http://www.gofurtherabroad.com

  • Study at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

    The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies an environmental institution in Israel which brings together students from America, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and from around the world, to cooperatively study the region’s environmental challenges. Accredited through Ben-Gurion University, the Arava Institute houses academic programs, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.

    At the Arava Institute, coexistence is a way of life. With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and students from around the world, the Arava Institute offers students an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading professionals while forming friendships and developing skills that enable them to lead the region and the world in solving today’s most pressing environmental challenges. The motto of the Arava Institute, “Nature Knows No Borders,” reflects its guiding ideology that environmental problems can only be addressed in a regional context and from a cross-border, cooperative perspective.

    Academics at the Arava Institute
    Students can study at the Arava Institute for one or two semesters. Students take between 4-5 courses in natural and social environmental sciences in the areas of water management, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, environmental ethics, and more.

    Campus Life
    Outside of their academic schedule, students frequently take part in a variety of extracurricular activities including desert hiking, yoga, gardening, camping, music and horseback riding. Students also plan regular potluck dinners, enjoy relaxing at the campus pub, and take part in religious and secular holiday activities, as well as culture, music and movie nights.

    Dates * Fall 2014 semester is 11 February – 19 June 2014. Spring 2015 semester is TBD: late-September until mid-January
    Location * Kibbutz Ketura, Southern Israel
    Contact * Sarah Rubin
    Email * sarah@friendsofarava.org
    Phone * (617) 266-7100
    Website * www.arava.org.



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