For Alumni

For Alumni

Once you sign up for a Masa Israel program, you’re always a member of the Masa Israel Community! When you return home from your program, you can become involved with the Masa Israel Alumni Community, a network of young Jewish adults like you who’ve had a long term experience in Israel and want to stay connected to their friends, to their experience, to Israel, and to Jewish life.
 
The Alumni Community serves as a platform for Jewish leadership by connecting alumni to jobs, resources for professional development, service opportunities and leadership training. 
 
Masa Israel Journey is committed to keeping our growing alumni community connected and informed about service and career development opportunities, educational programs and more. To learn more about these opportunities and ways to get involved, join the Masa Israel Community site
 

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Arava Institute for Environmental Studies Semester/Year

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Program Description

Interested in living, studying, and working with Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians and other international students while developing communication and leadership skills needed for cross-cultural cooperation?
 
The Year/Semester Program at the Arava Institute is an accredited university-level program that over the course of one or two semesters will engage you in an interdisciplinary program built of rigorous courses in diverse environmental fields, a peace-building and leadership seminar, independent research (optional), and hands-on and field study components. The curriculum is made up of courses in diverse areas such as desert and marine ecology, sustainable agriculture, environmental policy, economics and law, environmental ethics, and social analysis.

Our Impact

From Knesset to Campus: Birthright's Lasting Effect

From Knesset to Campus: Birthright's Lasting Effect

From Knesset to Campus: Birthright's Lasting Effect

December 27, 2011

Many Birthright participants look for ways to get back to Israel almost immediately after they return home. 
"I was this little person in the middle of this desert and I kind of took a step back and thought, 'how did I get here?'"
 
These are Tulane University junior Alli Garner's words, describing her emotions when she looks back on her Birthright Israel experience. So how do students get from the Negev desert to learning about the history, culture and current politics of Israel after they return from Birthright? How do they continue the odyssey from intensive experience in Israel to making a lasting impact on campus?
 
(For insights into how many leaders of the American Jewish community view the challenge of engaging post-Birthright students in pro-Israel campus advocacy see ICB's report from the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, held last month in Denver.) 
 
Birthright catapults students into the world of Israel activism on and off campus. With more than 50% of last summer’s trip participants hailing from universities all over North America -- and similarly large numbers of those participating in winter break trips now -- many students seek more ways to get involved. From pro-Israel groups to studying abroad, and even moving to Israel, Birthright is a key stepping-stone to many students' lifelong activism in the pro-Israel community.
 
 

Ofakim

Program Description

A New Year, A New Community

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By Chris Khoury, Michigan State University student, studying abroad at the Rothberg International School – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Rosh Hashanah. The new year. This was the first time that I observed the holiday, and being in Jerusalem made it all the more incredible. The holiday was eerily appropriate, coinciding with the start of my year-long study abroad in Jerusalem—truly the start of very new year for me.
 

American students bring Thanksgiving's message of coexistence to the Middle East

American students bring Thanksgiving's message of coexistence to the Middle East

November 21, 2011

This Thanksgiving, holiday traditions and messages are going farther than the family dinner table. 
In fact, they are going all the way to the Middle East as American young adults spending time abroad will be spreading the message of coexistence throughout diverse communities by recreating the Thanksgiving feast from their childhood. 
 
Masa Israel Journey, a project of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli Government, sends more than 6,000 young Americans to Israel each year to study, intern, and volunteer, as well as spread a peaceful and harmonious message. Diverse groups of people such as Arabs, Israeli Jews, Palestinians, Europeans, and American peers are all positively affected by the introduction and blending of Thanksgiving traditions.
 
 

Haifa University

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Program Description

The Year/Semester Abroad program at the University of Haifa grants you an unparalleled study abroad experience that combines challenging academics with the opportunity to immerse yourself in an Israeli university. International students can choose to attend the program for one semester or for a full academic year and are expected to take three to five courses each semester.
 
All of the courses in the International School are taught in English and are fully accredited. Students who are proficient in Hebrew are welcome to take courses in all other departments of the university.
 

For more information , please contact:

Admissions Department +972-4-828-8728
 

Jerusalem Sounds

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Program Description

Jerusalem Sounds, a program of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Rothberg International School (RIS), includes a full music program consisting of individual instruction, performance in small and large ensembles and classes in Jewish and Israeli music.
 
You can also choose from a wide range of university courses in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Behavioral Sciences, and Environmental Studies, as well as Hebrew Language. 
 

Hebrew University Undergraduate Study Abroad - 2nd to 4th Year Students

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Program Description

Imagine immersing yourself in Jerusalem’s archaeology while walking its streets, examining its ancient walls, and exploring its historic buildings. Picture yourself studying the politics of the Middle East in one of its most dynamic and controversial cities. Established in 1955, the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers the oldest and largest Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Israel. It is open to international students who have completed an academic year in their home school and who have the desire to study in Israel for a semester or a full year.
 
A large variety of courses are offered in English in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Business, Psychology, Law, Brain and Behavioral Sciences. In addition to special study tracks, programs are available in Art, Dance, Music, Film, Journalism, Arabic, Bioengineering as well as informal Jewish Education. Students earn transferable credits, and have the opportunity to partake in internships or an independent study. The program begins with a summer or winter Ulpan (Hebrew language study) and continues with a minimum of 15 academic credits per semester. Students with a proficiency level of Hebrew, can also take courses in Hebrew at The Hebrew University’s faculties.
 

For more information, contact:

Arlene Gorodenchik
Tel: 972-2-5882610

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