The Experience

With tons of ways to customize your Year Course, you'll have a one-of-a-kind experience in Israel while building an incredible community of friends for life and finding out just who you are!

Discover the Core Program

The Core Year Course Program

The best way to understand Israel’s diverse history, culture and geography is to live like a local on our Israel gap year. The Year Course experience is highlighted by the time participants spend volunteering, learning and speaking Hebrew, traveling all over the country, and living with fellow participants. Instead of seeing Israel through the windows of a tour bus, Year Course participants become intimately involved with Israeli communities and develop deep understandings of what it means to live in Israel. Between the components of our program and the many opportunities to travel on your own, you’ll quickly to get feel like a local!
Year Course’s unique format allows our participants to experience Israel in three distinct ways: a semester volunteering or interning in Tel Aviv, an academic semester in Jerusalem, and Adventure Month midway through the year to explore the country. Participants are split into two sections, each beginning their year in the opposite city and switching after Adventure Month.

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Experiencing Israel

Living in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with weekly trips and activities around the country? There's no better way to experience Israel.

Immersive Education

Earn up to 30 college credits through a combination of experiential education and classroom learning.

Volunteer or Intern

Our passionate team will help you find the volunteer or internship placement of your choice - the right fit for your skills and interest.

Special Options

Make Year Course a truly personal experience on a custom track, doing what you love while exploring a new country.

Special Add Ons

Ready to get up close and personal with new activities and amazing destinations within Israel? Try an add-on!

Global Trips

With Israel as your home, it's easier than ever to travel the world and become a global citizen on Year Course.

real life experience

Volunteer or Intern

Customize your semester in Tel Aviv with a personalized volunteer or internship placement. Make an impact and boost your resume as you explore Israel's cultural capital.

always learning

Immersive Education

Dive deep into Jewish history, peoplehood, and religion as you experience Jerusalem, one of the most incredible cities in the world, and explore it's many intriguing sites -with the option to earn up to 30 college credits.

customize your year

Special Options

Make Year Course a truly personal experience with one of our custom tracks or special packages, meant to give participants different opportunities to do what they love while exploring a new country.

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see the world

Global Trips

With Israel as your home, you'll have the chance to travel around the world and become a true global citizen, learning more about different countries and their Jewish histories.

explore Israel

Adventure Month

Spend four weeks between semesters exploring Israel outside of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, getting to know the country, it's people, history, many different locations, history, and so much more.

Activities include:

  • Hiking and overnight camping
  • Culinary and street art workshops
  • Illuminating historical and religious sites

Your Journey Starts Here.

Our dedicated enrollment team is ready to help turn your gap year dream into reality.

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