Spending a year in Israel between high school and college will be among the most memorable experiences of your life. Just ask any of our 7,500+ alumni!

Since 1956, we’ve offered the #1 gap year program in Israel. Live in an apartment in a beautiful beach town near Tel Aviv, engage in social change through meaningful volunteer work, get college credit for courses with dynamic Israeli professors and gain valuable life skills. Plus, we give you countless opportunities to explore the real Israel. Curious about the Israeli army? Saving lives in the Israel EMT program? Milking cows on a Kibbutz? You can do it all with Young Judaea.


Year Course

Year Course is our traditional gap year experience. We like to say that Year Course isn’t a year off between high school and college – it’s a year ON! Expand your mind, your horizons, and your life experience as you discover another culture, volunteer, study and develop your Jewish identity before heading off to college or university.  Young Judaea Year Course, the original gap year in Israel, gives you the opportunity to step out into the world, gain valuable life experience and skills, and begin the transition into independence. Take the traditional route or participate in our numerous specialty tracks and add-on travel programs - the choice is yours!

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