Gap Year and Enrichment Programs
Over the years, many FJA students have participated in programs in Israel, and we are fortunate to have representatives from these programs visit students here, and even provide them with their required interviews right at the school. We strongly encourage our students to attend these presentations.
Gap Year Opportunities
Aardvark Israel’s mission is to maximize the number of young Jews coming to Israel for meaningful, life-changing experiences that strengthen their Jewish identity, deepen their commitment to Israel, and foster their personal growth. The core program is a 9-month experience in Israel that combines immersion into Israeli society, service to the community through volunteer work and internships, and learning about Israel and Judaism through both formal academic and informal educational encounters. The program is fully accredited, and students may earn college credit for their coursework while on the program. The 9-month program is divided into two semesters- the first semester, running from September to January, is located in Jerusalem. The second semester, running from January to May, is located in Tel Aviv.
For more information, please call 1-877-634-0162 or visit www.aardvarkisrael.com
For more information, go to www.DestinationIsrael.com
*Ranked among top universities in the world
*Largest English Language library in the Middle East
*The world’s largest Jewish studies faculty with over 1,500 courses
Israel Experience offers the benefits of a relatively small, intimate program limited to 100 English speaking students combined with the resources and infrastructure of a top notch university.
If you are interested in this program, visit http://israelxp.com/university)
Fairleigh Dickinson University is the largest private university in New Jersey and is located in a large and vibrant Jewish community. The campus is surrounded by services and amenities, including kosher restaurants, cafes, markets, shops, synagogues, community centers, and social activities, as well as potential host families for students wishing to live in a kosher home while studying at FDU.
For more information, visit the college counseling office to view a brochure, or go to http://www.fdu.edu/israel
A variety of first-year courses are offered in the areas of Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Religion, Brain and Behavioral Sciences, and Environmental Studies. Students benefit from regular meetings with the Freshman advisor, who helps them organize their studies and adapt to university life. The academic program is complemented by a package of extracurricular social and cultural activities as well as tours across the country.
For more information, please visit http://overseas.huji.ac.il
For more information about both the available Summer Programs and the Gap Year Programs, please visit www.kivunim.org
For further information about Nativ, please visit www.nativ.org
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Visit this informative website for great information: http://masaisrael.org/Masa/English/Programs
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It offers a Global Gap year program, an 8-month program that includes experiences in Ecuador, China, India, and South Africa. It also offers an Ecuador Gap Semester, during which students live with host families and work with development experts addressing public health in the Andes Mountains.
For more information, please visit www.thinkingbeyondborders.com
The Tzedek America experience teaches leadership, communication and confidence building skills that will help you make a difference. These lifelong learning skills will enable you to create a successful and purposeful life while you work to make a better world.
For more information, please visit www.tzedekamerica.org
It is open to 17-19 year olds, and Hebrew is not required.
For more information, please visit http://www.israelscouts.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=17
For more information, please visit http://wujsisrael.org/
For more information, go to http://www.youngjudaea.org
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