Global Trips

With Israel as your home, Year Course provides the perfect base for exploring the world and learning what it means to become a true global citizen.

The following trips are planned for the 2022-23 program year. Please note that all trips are subject to participation minimums/maximums as well as any restrictions related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

cultural exchange


January 2023

Live, learn, and volunteer at the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda, founded by Year Course alumna Anne Heyman z”l. Delve deeply into the country’s complex history of genocide and reparation, learn about its rich culture, and study Jewish texts related to activism and social justice. Volunteer at the village farm and kitchen, tutor students in English, lead workshops and assist in after school activities such as art, music, dance, photography, sports and more.  Visit the country’s most beautiful and significant sights: a safari in Akagera, Lake Kivu and Rwanda’s famous green hills, Kigali and the Genocide Memorial Museum, and local markets to study Rwandan crafts and fabrics.



Kedma: November 2022
Yama: April 2023

This trip is a one-week journey to Poland FREE for all Year Coursers, providing the opportunity to examine events surrounding the Holocaust through a Zionist prism while exploring the rich heritage of Eastern European Jewry. Participants bear witness to the historical tragedy while looking towards the future of European Jewry.

Jewish heritage


January 2023

The Year Course trip to Morocco will focus on the experience of the Moroccan Jews who lived under Muslim rule since the 7th century and created a unique and rich culture. Visit Casablanca, Morocco’s largest metropolis and one of Africa’s major economic centers, stroll around the colorful markets of Marrakesh, take in the breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains and gain meaningful insight into Moroccan-Jewish culture.

the golden age


January 2023

During Portugal’s Golden Age of Discovery in the 13th and 14th centuries, more than 200,000 Jews lived in the country and represented 20% of the population.Today there are fewer than 1,000 Jews in the entire country—even as Portugal has made significant efforts to maintain and restore Jewish synagogues and historic sites.  Our Portugal tour will combine a dazzling mix of Roman, Moorish, and Baroque architecture with the small towns, seacoast, food, and culture of this tradition-rich country.

modern politics

Emirates (Dubai)

December 2022

Two years ago, Israel signed the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates. The accords changed the dynamics in the middle east by creating political, economic and touristic cooperation between Israel and some of its influential and powerful Middle Eastern neighbors. During our days at the Emirates we will look at the outcome of that cooperation, meet some members of the Jewish and Israeli community and enjoy some wonderful tourist excursions.

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