Masa & Long-Term Programs

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Looking to return to Israel after your Birthright Israel trip? Thinking of interning, volunteering or maybe even customizing your own program? Masa Israel Journey offers young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 an immersive, life-changing gap year, study abroad, post-college and volunteer experiences in Israel, connecting them to programs that meet their interests, offering scholarships, providing expertise, and supporting them throughout the entire process.

Masa Israel Journey is home to the widest variety of hand-crafted, long-term international experiences in Israel. Participants get a life changing Journey; a lifelong professional and social network; and a generous subsidy. Israel Experience manages Masa Israel Journey’s flagship programs.

 

Career Israel

Program Summary

Do you want to spend five months living in the heart of Tel Aviv or in Jerusalem, building your resume through an internship in your field, and traveling around Israel with new friends from all over the world? You can accomplish all this and more on Career Israel! Career Israel brings the top participants to Israel, and our participants to top internships. Our five month internship program is the perfect way for you to experience Israel with new friends from all over the world while developing your career and enhancing your resume with international work experience. Each internship coordinator will ensure that you receive optimal professional guidance in your internship placement process, and continued professional direction through out the program. Our trips and seminars expose you to many aspects of Israeli society off the beaten path. Career Israel, as the most experienced internship program in Israel, provides you the all around perfect Israel Experience.

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Program Snapshot

Ages

21-30

Duration

5 month track & summer track

Focus

Internships

Israel by Design

Program Summary

Your Israel experience, personalized for you!

Take part in a unique opportunity run by Israel By Design to create a tailor made Israel program. You bring the ideas – we’ll handle the rest. From scuba-diving in Tel Aviv, eco-farming at Kibbutz Ketura’s algae factory, to assisting a top economics professor at a leading University – why not make your Israel program to fit your interests? By signing up with Israel By Design, you have a unique opportunity to completely create your Israel experience. You choose where you would like to live, the amount of time you want to spend in Israel and what you would like to take part in. Expand your horizons by experiencing an independent life-style in a distinctive cultural and social setting and connect with your roots by doing all of this in Israel. You’d like to come to Israel for 5 months and give English lessons to underprivileged youth, study at Tel Aviv University, and take yoga classes – all while living 10 minutes from Tel Aviv’s beautiful beaches? No problem. Or hey, why not spend your summer doing professional volunteer work at a online news outlet like Times of Israel, support African refugees, and study Hebrew in Jerusalem? It’s your program. Bring the ideas – we’ll handle the rest.

Program Snapshot

Ages

20-30

Duration

1-10 months

Focus

Customized experiences

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

Program Summary

Teach. Live. Experience.

Be the one whose name your students will never forget on Masa Israel Teaching Fellows’ 10-month teaching fellowship in the central areas of Rishon Le’Tzion and Petach Tikva. Everyone remembers that teacher who made a difference. The teacher who cared, who was creative, who was dedicated to seeing you succeed. Now it is your chance to be the one whose name your students will never forget.

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows provides exceptional Jewish college graduates the opportunity to join a 10 month English teaching, service learning program that addresses Israel’s educational achievement gap and the widespread underperformance of youth in the low-income communities of Rishon Le’Tzion and Petach Tikva. As an Israel Teaching Fellow, you will complete 100+ hours of teacher training, work in 3rd – 8th grade classrooms for a minimum of 20 hours a week, receive 10 months of Hebrew language classes, volunteer within your new Israeli community, and explore the beauty, history and culture of Israel through insightful seminars and tours.

The program is a joint project by the Israeli Ministry of Education and Masa Israel Journey. Both organizations believe in the values of the program and in the fellows’ distinct contribution to these Israeli communities. Therefore, both organizations offer generous funding to eligible participants – leaving the program cost at $1,000 for the entire 10 month experience, a price that even includes your ticket to Israel!

Class has started and Israel’s English education gap is getting only larger – make your difference.

Program Snapshot

Ages

21-30

Duration

10 months

Focus

Teaching, volunteering, service learning

Magen David Adom

Program Summary

Help save lives in Israel

Become a certified MDA first responder and gain real experience on ambulances across Israel as part of Magen David Adom’s Overseas Volunteer Program. Ever dreamed of becoming an ambulance first responder (EMS)? Need up to 200 hours worth of emergency medical training on your resume for medical school? Magen David Adom Overseas Volunteer Program is your chance. Join hundreds of young Jewish people from across the globe that have chosen to come to Israel and work side-by-side with Israeli Magen David Adom staff and volunteers on ambulances throughout Israel. As a MDA volunteer, you partake in an intense 60-hour first-aid training course that covers material ranging from bandaging wounds to CPR and mass casualty incidents. The five weeks that follow is a chance for you to bring your training experience to the next level. From heart attacks to car accidents, you will work eight-hour shifts in the city of your choice and get the opportunity to put the skills you gained in training into actual use. Become a MDA first-responder and immerse yourself in day-to-day Israeli life and connect to your Jewish roots – all while saving lives in Israel.

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Program Snapshot

Ages

18-30

Duration

6 weeks

Focus

Ambulance volunteering, first response course

Marva

Program Summary

Experience the Israeli army.

From navigation and topography to hikes, lectures, and real-life training exercises, Marva will be sure to give you the ultimate Israeli army experience. For young Jewish adults who want to become familiar with Israel, Marva is a unique 8 week opportunity to experience the physical and emotional challenges of the country, its problems and people. Through hiking the land, living in field conditions, navigating deserts and hillsides, and participating in seminars and lectures, you will learn hands-on the issues of the country. Marva will help you strengthen your ties to Israel, whether you’re a tourist or potential new immigrant. It is a group experience like no other. Conducted in simple Hebrew, the program is the perfect way to sharpen your Hebrew skills. The program is based in the south of Israel on a Gadna base, but participants will spend considerable time in various other parts of the country, including Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, the Galilee and more. From navigation and topography to hikes, lectures, seminars and walking tours, participants partake in real-life training exercises and live in actual army field conditions. Military-style discipline is enforced in all activities, making this experience as authentic as it gets.

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Program Snapshot

Ages

18-25

Duration

8 weeks

Focus

Israeli army experience

The Rimon International Music Experience

Program Summary

Study music alongside Israel’s finest.

Immerse yourself in what you love most at Rimon, Israel’s largest independent professional contemporary music school which is also academically connected with Berklee College of Music in Boston. At the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, young Israelis are celebrating the rhythmic soul of the nation. With raw talent, enthusiastic devotion to modern music and internationally renowned faculty, Rimon students are making new music in an ancient land. The unique blending of cultures and vibes is producing the most exciting sounds and cultural export Israel has to offer. Rimon, a new way to engage with Israel.

Program Snapshot

Ages

18-30

Duration

10 months

Focus

Contemporary music and jazz

Hebrew International

Program Summary

Speak like a local.

Hebrew International offers college graduates from around the world an intensive 5-month Hebrew learning program as well as room and board in the country’s capital. The program allows you to explore Israel independently and take advantage of your time outside the classroom with trips around the country, social activities, seminars about Israeli society, employment workshops, and much more. Classes are conducted at Ulpan Etzion, the very first Ulpan in Israel, which has served as the model for The Jewish Agency for Israel’s highly successful Hebrew-language courses throughout the country. At the end of the course, you will receive an official Hebrew Level Certification of Completion, which is honored by the Israeli Ministry of Education.

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Program Snapshot

Ages

21-30

Duration

5 months

Focus

Hebrew language and immersion

Registration Opens

01/21/2014

Israel Highway

Program Summary

Israel Highway is a 5 month “Masa Israel” gap year program (with an option to extend) for high- school grads between the ages of 17 to 20 from English speaking Commonwealth countries who are interested in coming to Israel on a long-term program. This program is open to Jewish individuals from any religious background, political belief, and community involvement.

Program Snapshot

Ages

17-20

Duration

5 months with option to extend

Focus

gap-year

Start Date

01/28/2016

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