Program Details

A gap year in Israel with Masa Israel Journey offers college-bound high school graduates the opportunity to acquire a global perspective and gain a taste of independent living all while having an incredible Israel experience.
Location:
Beersheba, Israel; Haifa, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel; Herzliyya, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:

Intrigued by the opportunity to spend a semester or year experiencing another culture, volunteering, interning, studying, developing your Jewish identity or having an adventure before you head off to college?

A gap year in Israel with Masa Israel Journey offers college-bound high school graduates the opportunity to acquire a global perspective and gain a taste of independent living all while having an incredible Israel experience.

Many leading universities in North America encourage admitted students to defer entrance for a semester or a year to explore their interests before deciding what to study in college.

Masa Israel approved gap year programs include housing, trips around the country, Hebrew language classes, and more!

Setting Description:
Spend a gap year on the beaches of Tel Aviv or the ancient streets of Jerusalem. Immerse yourself in Israeli society.
Cost:
Varies by Program

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Masa Israel offers automatic grants and need-based scholarships to eligible, young Jewish adults between the ages of 18-30.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Based on 10 Reviews

  • Ben-Gurion University OSP
    5.0
    06/05/16

    I participated in the Ben-Gurion University Overseas Student Program in the fall of 2015. The staff at BGU were incredible helpful and available for any and all programs that I encountered. The Academic staff were of the highest calibre and the classes

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Destination Israel-Tel Aviv Internship Experience
    4.0
    06/03/16

    I spent five months during the summer of 2015 living,working and studying Hebrew in Tel Aviv. I am from Boynton Beach Florida. I came on Masa basically because at this stage in my life I feel unfulfilled with my career, and having been on taglit a little

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Masa Study Abroad at Tel Aviv Unversity
    5.0
    06/02/16

    I spent the Spring semester of my Junior year at Tel Aviv University and had a scholarship from Masa, which helped defray a lot of the costs. While there, I also attended Masa social activities with young adults in other Masa programs. Since then, I have

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Masa Study Abroad at Tel Aviv Unversity
    5.0
    06/02/16

    I spent the Spring semester of my Junior year at Tel Aviv University and had a scholarship from Masa, which helped defray a lot of the costs. While there, I also attended Masa social activities with young adults in other Masa programs. Since then, I have

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A great life changing experience
    5.0
    06/02/16
    I was given the opportunity to get to know all of Israel, especially the cities of Karmiel, Netivot, and Jerusalem. I went on OTZMA Israel, a 10 month volunteer experience. I felt safe at all times and made life long friends.
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Way to Experience Israel
    5.0
    05/23/16

    I loved my experience with MASA and the Career Israel program. I had been to Israel a couple times but this program was the best emersion program. I was ingrained into the local culture but at the same time wasn't left alone. I was helped along the way

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Six months in Israel with MASA
    5.0
    05/22/16

    I spent the first half of 2014 in Israel with the MASA program Budokan Israel. My experience was incredible and life-changing; I know Israel much more intimately, have a nuanced understanding of how cultures collide and firsthand experience navigating

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Masa Israel-Oranim Eilat Hotel Experience
    5.0
    05/22/16

    I interned in Isrotel's Royal Beach Hotel from February 2012-July 2012 as part of a 5 month Masa Israel experience through Oranim. Along with gaining a diverse work experience collaborating as well as serving with people all over the world I was able

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • MASA Israel Journey- HUC
    5.0
    05/19/16

    I spent the year living and studying in Jerusalem as part of MASA Israel Journey (specifically the Year In Israel program with Hebrew Union College). It was one of the best experiences of my life. I felt as though I was truly immersed in Israeli life

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing year in Israel
    5.0
    05/18/16

    Masa enabled me to have an amazing and affordable experience, I got to live in Israel, hike all the time, and study in a wonderful program combining Judaic studies and college courses. I also lived in Jerusalem the most amazing and holy city in the world.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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