University of Central Florida Hillel
Have you been to Israel before? Got a taste and now you want more? With Onward Israel you develop your professional future and build your resume with a high-level internship. Through Onward Israel, not only will you learn to live abroad, but you will expand your horizons in an internship in the field of your choice in Tel Aviv.
These internships will help students gain immense knowledge of how to work in the real world, and balance work and personal life. Students will also create long lasting friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Learn about Israeli society, economy, technology and more through programming opportunities exclusively designed for the University of Central Florida program, a weekend retreat with other Onward Israel participants from North America and around the world, evening activities and more.
If health and safety conditions in Israel do not allow for the program to take place not, the program will shift to being entirely remote. The decision will be made by approximately two months before the program begins. Please note, if this happens, it will affect the types of internships available. Participants who do not wish to participate on an entirely remote program will be permitted to withdraw and receive a full refund for their program fee.
Note: There is a chance that health/safety conditions will require us to implement a 2 week quarantine upon arrival in Israel. There is also a chance that the program will shift to entirely remote if travel is restricted past a 2 week quarantine upon arrival. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19.
Cost includes housing, insurance, a modest food stipend, and local transportation.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights.
Participants will be required to submit a $300 participation and security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing. Admission is rolling.
The actual cost of the Onward Israel – Masa program is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Onward Israel, private donors, Masa Israel Journey, and local Jewish communities and institutions.
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.
This Onward Israel – Masa program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, Masa Israel Journey, the Government of Israel, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Hillel International and University of Central Florida Hillel.
This program is open to students attending at the University of Central Florida, Rollins, Valencia or Stetson, with preference given to underclassmen.
-A previous short-term Israel experience – such as Birthright Israel or a teen travel program is highly recommended
Masa-eligible participants in programs which are part of the Onward Israel/Masa partnership may qualify for additional scholarships. For more information, call Onward Israel or your local partner professional.
Participants on Onward Israel – Masa programs 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apartments or dorm-style housing in Tel Aviv.
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.
*In the event that the program needs to shift to be entirely remote, there could be additional limitations on the types of internship placements available. Participants will be asked to be flexible under these circumstances and Onward Israel is committed to making sure participants still have a professional and positive work experience.
Allison Bernstein, Allison.Bernstein@centralfloridahillel.org