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Young Judaea Year Course

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Program Description

 
YOUNG JUDAEA YEAR COURSE!THE #1 GAP YEAR PROGRAM IN ISRAEL CELEBRATING ITS 60th YEAR!

 

Year Course sets you up for success! In College, in Life!

 

HOW IT WORKS


JERUSALEM ACADEMIC SEMESTER
You’ll live independently, sharing apartments with friends in our modern campus located in the beautiful, central Jerusalem neighborhood of Baka. Shops, cafes and public transportation are all close by with the magical Old City a short walk away. Throughout this semester you will explore Israel’s complex political and social issues as well as Judaism, Jewish History, Art and more through classes, workshops, tours and discussions, all in a unique informal setting.

 

BAT YAM VOLUNTEERING SEMESTER

Make a real difference in Israel living in Bat Yam, an up-and-coming beach town 15 minutes from Tel Aviv. Teach in a school, volunteer in a soup kitchen, train to be a paramedic or choose one of hundreds of other possibilities where your skills and time are most needed.
There’s also an opportunity to sign up for Marva – a challenging 8 week IDF boot camp and push yourself to the limits!

 

SPECIAL INTEREST MONTH

In the last month of your year, you’ll choose from an unbelievable range of options and design your own Special Interest Month! Learn new skills, challenge yourself and boost your resume!

 

  • Backpack Israel’s epic Sea-to-Sea hike
  • Learn to surf in Tel Aviv
  • Take a photography crash course
  • Intern with an Israeli company
  • Study Jewish texts at a Yeshiva/Midrasha
  • Work on a kibbutz

Highlights

 

Specialty Tracks: Customize your year!


Tracks offer you specialized activities to meet your interests and passions led by top Israeli experts that will enrich your year and your resume.

Business: Network, entrepreneurs, start-ups, leadership!

 

Art: Meet local artists, workshops, shows, exhibitions!

 

Medical: Volunteer, meet experts, research, hands-on!

 

Sound: Concerts, musicians, jam sessions, studio time!

 

Sports: Competitions, exercise, meet professional athletes!

 

Tiyulim: Hike, outdoor skills, teamwork, hadracha!

 

Beit Midrash: Jewish texts, shabbatot, inspiring educators!

 

Olami: The world is your classroom!

 

Love traveling? Take advantage of our world travel options to Italy, Greece, Morocco and Poland! See famous world sites and learn the story of the Jewish people live on location!

 

Tikun Olam: Africa volunteering experience!

 


Make a difference in the lives of others with our unique partnership at the inspirational Shalom Agohozo Youth Village in Rwanda. You’ll embark on an empowering, rewarding journey and volunteer with youth struggling with the after-effects of the 1994 genocide and prepare them to take on leadership roles in society

 

  • Main Subject: Volunteer Programs, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence, Government, Intensive Hebrew Language, International Humanitarian Work, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-20 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Young Judaea Israel 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Young Judaea Year Course 
  • Price:
  • $ 24700 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2017 - May 29,2018  Apply to this program

Way More Israel

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Program Description

Way More Israel is a unique 5-month program where you will have an authentic Israel experience as you develop your own unique skills and interests. You’ll spend the first month living in Jerusalem’s Old City, improving your Hebrew skills and getting to know places and people around you. You’ll discover the meaning and significance of heritage and history through tours, workshops, hands-on learning, group volunteer projects and cultural activities. For the second month, you’ll travel to a kibbutz where you will continue to learn Hebrew, and have a chance to really contribute to communal life. You’ll pick up some organic farming techniques and/or work in a kibbutz factory. You’ll then return to Jerusalem for the last three months where you’ll be working or volunteering in your chosen field. Jerusalem has some of the best opportunities to gain valuable experience working in companies (over 600 to choose from) or making a real difference at the many non-profit organizations. 
 
During trips around the country, interactive programs and activities, you’ll experience “way more” of Israel and Israelis. By visiting places that many tourists don’t go and interacting with Israeli peers and your Jerusalem neighbours, you’ll start to feel like a local. Classes and workshops about issues crucial to Israel and your Jewish heritage will sharpen your critical thinking skills and open up new educational vistas. Because Way More Israel is multifaceted, diverse and comprehensive, you’ll get to know Israel and you’ll get to know yourself.
 
 

Highlights

Way More Israel is a unique combination of living in Jerusalem, working on kibbutz, and choosing between the career development track (internships) or volunteer track.
 
The trips and educational component of Way More Israel offer present Israel and Israelis from a deeper dimension. Highlights include:
- City of David “Enchanted Jerusalem” evening tour
- Sephardic Heritage Event - food, music, culture
- Packing food boxes for needy families
- Klesmer music concert
- Meet IDF Soldiers and participate in “Thank Israeli Soldiers” project
- Tour of Mishkenot and Prisoner’s Museum
- Tour of Arab Quarter and Moroccan cooking workshop
- Face painting in hospitals
- Kabbalah Seminar
- Tree planting on Tu B'Shvat
- Coexistence Roundtable Discussion - meet your Old City neighbors
- Trip to Negev (including caving and rappelling) 
- In the Footsteps of the Maccabees - Hanukka trip to Modiin
- Beyond Politics - The legitimacy of Israel’s claim to the land (workshop)
- Hike the Golan Heights and a weekend in mystical Safed
 
  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Professional Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Coexistence, Kibbutz 
  • Duration:
  • 5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 21-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Heritage House 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Way More Israel 
  • Price:
  • $ 7300 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • January 30,2018 - June 28,2018  Apply to this program

Ben-Gurion University - MA in Israel Studies

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Program Description

The Israel Studies International Program (ISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields. The program is aimed at students who wish to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of Israel and its development. With the highest concentration of Israel studies experts in the world, the Institute aims, through the International MA in Israel Studies, to share its unique insights into the Jewish People’s renewal in its homeland. The program trains its students to be leaders in their own communities – equipped with a high level of knowledge and understanding of Israel’s past and present, and poised to address the needs of the future.
 
A degree in Israel Studies is of value for candidates seeking to enter administrative, diplomatic, civil society, or teaching positions related to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Coexistence, Government, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Social Action / Volunteering, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 8, 12 Months 
  • Age:
  • 20-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Ben-Gurion University - MA in Israel Studies 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 22,2017 - June 22,2018, SEDE BOKER, $10000   Apply to this program

Haifa University MA in Diplomacy

Program Description

The dynamics of the contemporary, complex, interconnected and highly-charged international environment presents new challenges for scholars, policy analysts and decision makers, both at the global level and in the context of the Middle East. Against this backdrop, the MA Program in Diplomacy Studies is intended to elucidate the role of diplomacy as a main vehicle and mechanism for systematically addressing multilateral issues, which can no longer be effectively dealt with exclusively from a narrow unilateral or bilateral vantage point.
 
The focus on the role of collaborative diplomatic mechanisms is designed to provide students with new insights, concepts and analytical tools for fully understanding the enhanced functions of diplomacy in this new setting. The program in Diplomacy Studies is primarily intended for practitioners, who are employed in a variety of public and private international, transnational and multilateral organizations, future diplomats, and interested academics abroad and in Israel. At the completion of the program, students will receive an MA in Political Science, with a specialization in Diplomacy Studies.

Highlights

An important element of the program will be the simulated analysis of concrete diplomatic decision games and action games. In the course of this simulation, the students will experiment with a range of diplomatic (and strategic) concepts, techniques and scenarios in a controlled and structured effort to emulate real-time crisis situations, with emphasis on the mechanisms and tools for mitigating and defusing them.
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Coexistence, Government, International Humanitarian Work, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Social Action / Volunteering, Social Sciences 
  • Duration:
  • 12 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • University Of Haifa - International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Haifa University MA in Diplomacy 
  • Price:
  • $ 10000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 15,2017 - October 12,2018  Apply to this program