Masa Israel Journey

International Experiences for Jewish Young Adults in Israel

Masa Israel Journey

Masa is the leader in immersive international experiences in Israel for young adults (ages 18-30). Our diverse portfolio of study abroad, internship, service learning, or Jewish studies programs help you grow—as a person, a professional, and a leader— while also developing a robust global professional network.

Offering once-in-a-lifetime Israeli experiences, The Jewish Agency has been helping Jewish youth make the Masa Israel Journey since 2004. The experience can take on many forms (from 2-to-10-month excursions) but the result is the same—a new generation of leadership-minded Jews with a stronger bond to Israel and a deeper understanding of life in our shared homeland.

More than 150,000 young people from over 60 countries have made the trip, experiencing an authentic, unmediated, and challenging journey into Israeli society, its people, culture, politics, economy, land, and history.

Ready to go on your journey? Go ahead and explore options below.

  • Gap Year

    Masa Israel Journey offers college-bound high school graduates the opportunity to acquire a global perspective and to gain a taste of independent living all while having an incredible Israel experience.

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  • Teach

    a 10-month fellowship for college graduates between the ages of 21 and 35 who want to make a difference – contribute to the educational landscape of Israel and gain a remarkable experience abroad.

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  • Intern

    An internship in Israel provides the perfect combination of personal growth, career development and life experience abroad – with challenging responsibilities, and excellent guidance.

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  • Study Abroad

    We offer over 150 programs in Israel, ranging from a semester to a full Bachelors or Masters degree, in some of the world’s most illustrious universities and Israel’s top professors and renowned experts.

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For centuries, members of Native American tribes played lacrosse with one another as a means of forging common bonds. Today, a group of young American Jewish volunteers in Israel are putting this idea in action—they're using the sport promote friendships with Arab-Israeli teenagers.

For centuries, members of Native American tribes played lacrosse with one another as a means of forging common bonds.

Today, a group of young American Jewish volunteers in Israel are putting this idea in action—they're using the sport promote friendships with Arab-Israeli teenagers. For centuries, members of Native American tribes played lacrosse with one another as a means of forging common bonds. Today, a group of young American Jewish volunteers in Israel are putting this idea in action—they're using the sport promote friendships with Arab-Israeli teenagers.

Masa Israel Journey is the global leader in long-term experiences in Israel for young Jewish adults from around the world.
  • Former Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon was one of the founders of Masa Israel Journey. His mission? Every young Jew should spend one year living in Israel.

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  • Upon his return to Israel, one Masa Israel Journey alum helped produce a YouTube video that would become a sensation around the world.

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  • Masa Israel Journey and Israel Experience work hand-in-hand to create connections with the people of Israel through meaningful experiences.

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  • In 2013, a landmark milestone was hit: An estimated one million volunteer hours were contributed by Masa participants to the State of Israel—and it only continues to grow.

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