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What is Masa Israel?

Masa Israel is home to the widest variety of immersive, international experiences for Jewish young adults (18-30). Find the right study abroad, internship, service learning, or Jewish studies program to help you grow—as a person, a professional, and a leader— while also developing a robust global professional network that includes Israelis and Jews from around the world. 
Live it like a local…and Find out what you’re made of.
Masa Israel offers unique educational experiences beyond the scope of the participant’s main program, with a particular emphasis on excellence and leadership programming for qualifying participants.
All Masa Israel programs offer: 
Trips throughout the country 
Engagement with Israeli society & culture through volunteer opportunities, meetings with young Israelis, and more.
Educational programming on the history of Israel and Zionism: past, present, and future
Study of the Hebrew language
In addition, Masa Israel offers its participants: 
Leadership, Business, and Influencer tracks
Career Development opportunities
Cultural events
Access to seminars, conferences, and trainings
Funding Your Journey  
Masa Israel works to make it as easy as possible for Jewish young adults to come to Israel.
We offer grants and/or scholarships to help make the experience more affordable, and collect information about other grants and scholarships available for long-term Israel programs from third party organizations.  
We provide every eligible participant a grant towards participating in a program in Israel. Grant amounts are determined by factors such as age, home country, length of program, etc. In addition, need-based scholarships are available. To find out more about available funding please contact one of our representatives by emailing masainfo@masaisrael.org.
For full eligibility requirements please see the application form at www.masaisrael.org/grants


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.