About the Fellowship

Spend a year working in Israel, and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll learn.

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows aims to advance the Israeli student’s English skills is schools throughout Israel by placing them with dedicated and passionate college graduates.   English language skills are key indicators in higher education and beyond.

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows aims to advance the English communicative skills of Israeli students throughout the country



Fellows will initially be engaged in an orientation in educational methods, created and led by Israel’s Ministry of Education. Through seminars and discussions, top educators from across Israel will help you build your teaching skills and prepare you for the Israeli classroom experience. During the year, pedagogical seminars and resources will continued being provided to support the Fellows with teaching Israeli children. While prior knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to teach English, Teaching Fellows will receive continued Hebrew instruction up to two days per week during the year.


As an educated English speaker, you will be instrumental in strengthening your students’ English skills and confidence. Fellows are be placed in a public schools with one to two other fellows and volunteering 25-30 hours per week. You won’t be teaching full classes; you’ll take groups of three to five students out of the regular English class to provide personal attention and help them learn key concepts like vocabulary, grammar, and spelling.


In addition to your time with students, Fellows choose a secondary community volunteer project for approximately five hours a week, with different options available depending on your city placement and according to your background and interests. Some pas projects include coaching sports, directing after-school drama programs, and working with adults on English reading and speaking skills.


As a Masa Israel Teaching Fellows, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in  excursions and cultural travel experiences all around Israel that will expose you to modern Israeli society, the many layers of Jewish history, and the natural beauty of Israel. Every trip is led by professional guides, and all of the travel expenses are included. Evening programs such as speakers, presentations, and organized social nights are also scheduled periodically.


Teaching Fellows live in the community in which they work, so you’ll have ten months to get to know your city like a local. Outside of daily volunteering and scheduled programming, your nights, weekends, and holidays are free for you to explore Israel on your own.


Masa Israel Teaching Fellows operates in cities around Israel. Each city cohort is operated by a program provider that arranges housing, liaises with your schools, provides extracurricular programming and manages your day-to-day needs. The Fellowship runs from late August to June each year, with applications opening in the fall for the next year.

Fellows are responsible to pay $1,200 for the full 10-month experience.

Certified teachers will earn a monthly compensation of 3,000 NIS (about $980 USD) and will, after initial training, co-teach in the English classroom. English teaching assistants (non-certified teachers), will earn a monthly cash stipend of 1,750 NIS (about $490 USD). The $1,200 program fee includes accommodations, Hebrew Ulpan classes, pedagogical orientation and training, health insurance, trips around Israel, and other enrichment activities.

You will be reimbursed up to $1,000 for the cost of your flight upon completion of the program. If your flight to Israel was provided by Birthright Israel, you must submit your ticket home to be reimbursed for your return flight. Please note that you won’t receive a flight reimbursement until you complete the program.

Masa alumni from other programs are eligible to participate in MITF after their first programs, for a fee of $5,700.


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