• University of Florida Social Entrepreneurship Immersion Program

    Immerse yourself in Israeli Start-Up culture with the UF Social Entrepreneurship Onward Program! You’ll learn Hebrew, take a class in Social Entrepreneurship, visit businesses across Israel and live in Tel Aviv.


    This is a pilot program for Onward Israel that allows participants to live in Tel Aviv for a month and study Social Entrepreneurship and Hebrew immersion. You will learn what it means to “be Israeli,” while at the same time exploring Israel through the lens of Social Entrepreneurship.

    Your cohort will spend part of the day in a Social Entrepreneurship course or in Hebrew class (depending on the day). When you complete these courses you will get a completion certificate (however it is not valid for school credit). You will also get to visit various companies and other cities in Israel. **You will not have an internships**

    The UF Social Entrepreneurship Onward Program will begin directly after the completion of the UF Hillel Birthright trips departing on May 15th.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists. It is organized by IGT.

    Important Information

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

    Participants will be required to submit a $375 program security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing. Admission is rolling. Applications will close on May 8th, or earlier if the program fills.

    May 25 – June 23, 2022

    Program Cost: $600

    Includes housing, insurance, modest food stipend, ground transportation and program costs.

    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open to young adults from around the world with an interest in working in this area:

    Between 19-22 years old (or at least one full year post-high school at the start of the program) who have NOT spent 3 or more months in Israel as part of an educational or peer-program (this includes semester abroad, gap year or any other MASA or Onward Israel program)

    Ideally will have at least two remaining semesters at University of Florida following the program

    Fluent in English

    Previous participation or participation this summer in Birthright Israel is required for any eligible applicants

    For More Information Contact
    Ashley Jones, ajones@ufhillel.org