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    Develop your professional future in Tel Aviv this summer!

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    Track 1

    Track 2

    Build your resume through a high-level internship based on your skills, interests and future plans. Intern 4-5 days a week, and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society through the Israel Seminar Days, group activities, with a cohort of other young adults from New York City, a weekend seminar with participants from other Onward Israel programs and more. The Israel seminar days will include visits to local NGOs and explorations of contemporary Israeli culture, environment, and politics.

    During your free time, explore Tel Aviv’s exciting nightlife, beaches, foodie scene and culture. Enjoy a weekend with peers from around the world at an Onward Israel breakout seminar and explore all that Israel has to offer on free weekends.

    Important Information

    Dates
    Track 1: June 5 – July 30, 2019
    Track 2: June 12 – August 6, 2019

    Program Cost
    $600

    Program cost includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

    All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights.

    Participants will be required to submit a $300 credit card authorization as a participation and security deposit.  Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close on March 15th, 2019 or earlier if the program fills.

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel program  is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Onward Israel, private donors, and local Jewish communities and institutions. Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.

    Masa-eligible participants in programs which are part of the Onward/Masa partnership may qualify for additional scholarships. For more information, call Onward Israel or your local partner professional.

    Participants on Onward Israel programs that are run in partnership with Masa may return to Israel on long-term Masa programs after Onward Israel. They may also be eligible for additional scholarships from Masa to help fund their participation, although the size of that scholarship may be influenced by prior participation on Onward Israel. For details please contact Masa Israel Journey directly.

    Acceptance Criteria

    Applicants must be a student or young adult studying at a campus in the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, or Westchester.

    Due to the extremely high volume of applications, we can no longer consider applicants who study on a campus outside New York City, Long Island, or Westchester. 

    Students must have been to Israel before on Birthright or a similar short-term trip.  Students that have spent more than three months living, participating on an organized trip, or gap year are ineligible.

    Accommodations
    Apartments or dorm-style housing in the Tel Aviv area.

    The number of participants to an apartment or room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the program.

    While meeting common standards, Onward Israel housing differs by program and even within a program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, The Jewish Agency for Israel and Masa Israel Journey.  It is organized by Israel Experience.

    For More Information

    Contact Koby Geller at kobyg@onwardisrael.org


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