Year Course

Why Choose Year Course?

Thinking about spending a gap year in Israel between high school and college? Then think about Young Judaea Year Course! After more than 60 years, Year Course is still the leader in Israel gap year experiences. Just ask any of our nearly 10,000 alumni!

Engage with life-changing social action issues, discover projects you care passionately about, and develop the skills to make an impact. You’ll learn valuable leadership skills to take back to your community and campus, and have the opportunity to design and run peer-led projects. Be a part of a community of chanichim and staff who are committed to supporting and challenging each other to make the most of every single day on Year Course.