Masa Israel Journey Gap Programs offers college-bound high school graduates the opportunity to experience another culture while volunteering, interning, studying, developing Jewish identity, and having an adventure before college.

With Masa Israel Journey there’s no one way to do Israel. There’s only your way – doing what you love.

Intrigued by the opportunity to spend a semester or year experiencing another culture, volunteering, interning, studying, developing your Jewish identity or having an adventure before you head off to college? 

Choose from any number of life-changing programs designed for Jewish high school graduates looking for a productive time out before diving into college: hi-tech to the arts, Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and everything in between. Masa Israel Journey is the international gateway bringing Jewish young adults from all over the world to experience the wonder of Israel with tailor-made expeditions lasting 2-10 months.

Masa’s wide-ranging selection of gap year experiences allow you to explore your passions within an organized structure of like-minded peers guided by professional advisers. Spend your time in Israel volunteering, working, studying, or interning while traveling the country and living as a local.


We offer grants and scholarships to help make your dream Israel experience a reality - apply for a grant here: https://www.masaisrael.org/grants/apply.


Program organizers include: Aardvark, Artzi, Bar-Ilan University, Big Idea, BINA, Garin Tzabar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IDC Herzliya, Kol Ami, Nativ, Netzer, Technion, Tel Aviv University, University of Haifa, Young Judaea, Hartman Institute, Way More Israel, Kibbutz Ulpan, and more!

Cost and Session Information

Programs begin in September for a full gap year and in January for semester-long programs.

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