Israel and Students

Onward Israel

“Onward Israel offers exciting resume building opportunities – internships, academic study and fellowships – providing a global, cross-cultural experience in Israel and direct contact with Israeli peers.”

Masa Israel

A joint project of the Jewish Agency and the Israeli government, Masa oversees 150 long-term programs in Israel for students, provides financial assistance to participants and organizes enrichment programs for participants while in Israel. The site offers a database of programs searchable by a variety of criteria and information about and applications for scholarships and grants.

Ramah in Israel

Part of the Conservative movement in the United States, Ramah offers a number of study programs in Israel that are detailed at this site. There is information about the programs, a photo gallery, and some educational material, as well as a place where alumni can register for the database the group is compiling.

Seminaries in Israel

This site provides information about a number of traditional girls' seminaries in Israel.

Volunteers for Israel

Similar to the Peace Corps, this program allows anyone from age 16 and up to spend time living and working alongside Israelis, at sites such as an IDF army base, hospital, archaeological excavation or botanical gardens.

WUJS: World Union of Jewish Students

WUJS (World Union of Jewish Students) Institute offers young Jewish graduates and professionals (21-35) from all over the world study and travel opportunities in Israel. From this site you can learn about the program based in Arad, costs and scholarships, and employment opportunities in Israel.

Yeshivot and Seminaries in Israel

This site from Yeshiva University describes the 45 yeshivas and seminaries that have partnerships with the school. Links are provided when available.

Birthright Israel

This site provides access to and information about the various programs of the Birthright program, also called Taglit, that brings young Jews to visit Israel for free.

Bronfman Youth Fellowships

Bronfman Fellowships are offered to students currently in eleventh grade for that summer. This site provides information, an application, and alumni information.

Guide to Yeshivot and Midrashot in Israel

From the religious Zionist group Ne'emanei Torah Ve'Avodah comes this visual graph that places various schools on a grid depending on their ideology. There is also a questionnaire to help students make a choice of schools.

Israel Programs Center 

A listing of programs in Israel for high school, and college students, young adults, and those with special needs.

Jeff Seidel's Guide to Jewish Student Information Services 

Jeff Seidel's centers provide tours and home hospitality to students visiting Israel. His home page describes the services of the centers in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and provides access to the centers publications, posters, and tours. There is also a set of links to Israeli yeshivot popular with overseas students.

Jerusalem Fellowships

This site provides information in Spanish and English on this program that offers college and graduate students the opportunity to study in Israel. In addition, there is a virtual tour, a weekly newsletter and discussion group for alumni, and an online application request form.

Kibbutz Program Center

Whether you are looking for a place to spend your vacation or searching for volunteer opportunities, this directory of kibbutzim is an excellent information resource

Kibbutz Reloaded

At this site former kibbutz volunteers can re-connect and exchange stories about their experiences as kibbutz volunteers in Israel.

Lapid: Coalition for High School Age Programs in Israel

This site provides links to groups that offer programs in Israel for students in high school.

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