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What is Masa Israel?
Masa Israel Journey is the leader in immersive international experiences in Israel for young people ages 18-30. Our diverse portfolio of 2-12 month programs includes:
• Volunteer and community service programs
• Internship & career development programs
• Undergraduate & graduate academic programs at Israeli
• Jewish studies programs
• Gap Year programs
Masa’s immersive 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. Since its founding in 2004 by the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Israel, together with The Jewish Agency for Israel, over 120,000 young people from more than 60 countries have participated in Masa Israel Programs.
Live it like a local…and Find out what you’re made of.
Masa Israel offers uniquely transformative experiences: we believe that Israel is the perfect platform for young adults for exploring , enjoying, and developing skills for thriving in different lifestyles and scenarios.
Every Masa Israel program is an authentic venue for building personal connections with people, places, and stories. Among them:
• A fascinating immersion in today’s Israel through organized trips and unfiltered encounters
• Engagement with Israeli society and Israeli and Jewish culture in its richness and diversity
• Career development opportunities: networking, professional training and mentoring
Moreover, Masa Israel offers for qualifying participants to attend Masa’s prestigious Leadership Accelerator, a joint project with the Global Leadership Institute of the Jewish Agency of Israel; concerts with artists from the center of the Israeli scene; exposure to top Israeli companies and start-ups at the Masa Israel White Night events; networking with members of the Masa global community.
Our programs are the best springboard to live Israel like a local and make Israel a platform for meaningful growth.
How we do it
Masa Israel is governed by a 16-member steering committee, with representatives from both the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel. Masa Israel staff and representatives work in partnership with program operators, community organizations, participants and alumni to help make it easy for thousands of young adults to have immersive Israel experiences.
Approximately 80% of Masa Israel's budget goes toward providing universal grants and needs-based scholarships to participants of affiliated programs to help alleviate the tuition burden. The rest of our budget is used for marketing, recruitment, program development and overhead around the world.