Do I need to speak Hebrew to participate on a Masa Israel program?">Do I need to speak Hebrew to participate on a Masa Israel program?
No. With very few exceptions, you are not required to speak Hebrew to participate on a Masa Israel program. In fact, Hebrew language study – or Ulpan – is part of the Masa mission and is required for participants of Masa Israel programs. For more information about the amount of hours and level of Hebrew study offered by your program of choice, contact your program organizer directly.
Who can I speak to about choosing a long-term Israel program?">Who can I speak to about choosing a long-term Israel program?
Masa Israel staff members are available to help you or connect you to alumni who can provide you with information about programs. Please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to work with you.
How much financial assistance does Masa Israel provide?">How much financial assistance does Masa Israel provide?
All Masa Israel participants are eligible to apply for universal grants and needs-based scholarships. The amount available and type of financial support you receive depends on your country of origin, your age and the program you attend. Visit our Grants and Scholarships page for eligibility criteria and for information about what you’ll need to apply.
Masa Israel Journey offers 300+ study abroad, volunteer, internship, teaching and graduate programs in Israel. There truly is a program for everyone. We even offer the opportunity to build your own. To find the program that’s right for you check out our program finder here.
What support does Masa Israel provide before I leave for Israel, while I’m there, and after I come back?">What support does Masa Israel provide before I leave for Israel, while I’m there, and after I come back?
If you’re interested in advancing your leadership skills, experiencing a new culture and pushing yourself as an individual you should experience Israel with Masa. As a Masa Israel participant, you will live in Israel for 2 to 12 months while exploring your passions, interests, identity and more. Israel is a country of great diversity within a very small area, offering many historical, religious, and cultural opportunities. Israel is also a global leader in innovation in many of today’s most relevant fields—technology, healthcare, the environment, and business.
For a more in depth look into life as a Masa participant check out our blog.
Masa Israel, a public-service organization founded by the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Israel, together with The Jewish Agency for Israel, is the leading organization in the long term Israel experience space with a diverse portfolio of 2-12-month study, service, and career development programs for young Jews (18-30).
Masa’s transformational, authentic Israel experiences, among the best in the international experience space, empower participants to develop as individuals, while also developing a robust global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from around the world.