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 2021-22 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

Rwanda

January 2022

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.

wITNESS TO HISTORY

Poland

Kedma: November 2021
Yama: April 2022


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

Morocco

November 2021

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.

service and volunteering

India

January 2022

Spend two weeks working with the Gabriel Project Mumbai, a Jewish organization aiding impoverished communities. Participants will have sessions in global poverty, Jewish perspectives of development, international development theory, Indian culture, spoken Hindi classes and connect with the Jewish community all the while spending five full days teaching the children in the slums English. Participants will explore the work of the Gabriel Project in healthcare, education, women’s empowerment projects, nutrition, safe drinking water facilities and other development initiatives.

the golden age

Portugal

April 2022

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.

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