DESIGN YOUR OWN SUMMER IN ISRAEL!
Our 4-day electives are a perfect complement to your summer travels, and with so many options to choose from, your bound to find an elective that speaks to you!
Hike across Israel, from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Sea of Galilee in the east. Scale rugged mountains, camp out under the stars, and learn how to thrive in the wilderness as our ancestors did! Along the route, you’ll gain a new appreciation for Israel’s terrain, you’ll visit diverse villages, and you’ll gain a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment to cherish for a lifetime.
- PRO TIP! All camping equipment is provided, and our trek is vehicle-supported, which means less to schlep on your back
Volunteering & Service Learning
Give of yourself in Israel, knowing that you not only toured the Land but also gave something back. Based in the Galilee, our volunteer projects vary and typically include working with immigrant youth, minority communities, environmental restoration, and infrastructure improvement. Together we'll learn, volunteer, and reflect on the journey as we connect with Israeli society on a much more personal level.
- PRO TIP! Get a taste for Israeli campus life – this elective is based at the Oranim College campus and dorms in the Carmel Mountains.
- PARTNER: Oranim College of Education
Mountains & Mystics
Enjoy time in the elevated city of Tsfat and immerse yourself in one of Israel's most vibrant neighborhoods. Home to an artists' colony, a thriving music scene, and history steeped in spiritual education, Tsfat will be the perfect setting for internal and cultural exploration.
- PRO TIP! Located at an elevation of 900 meters (2,953 feet), Tsfat is the highest city in Israel, making the views some of the most scenic in the country.