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Spend 5 months living, studying and volunteering alongside 50 Israeli teens, with an optional additional 5 months of full Hebrew immersion. Engage in meaningful classes exploring Jewish texts, and current issues in Israeli society, while exploring the land and people of Israel through fascinating discussions, trips and tours.
BINA Gap Year in Tel Aviv is an intensive and highly immersive program for Jewish high school graduates ages 18-19. On BINA Gap Year, you'll experience real life with Israelis your age in Tel Aviv, Israel's most exciting city. You'll engage in meaningful social action in the community in which you live, and explore the Jewish bookshelf from a pluralistic and progressive perspective. You'll be part of BINA's community of young adults from Israel and around the world who wish to experience significant learning and devote themselves to social change. And as you live, learn and volunteer alongside the BINA Mechina program (a gap year for Israelis), you'll have the most immersive and authentic gap year there is!
Spend 5 months learning in English, taking Hebrew classes, and living and volunteering alongside Israeli peers. If you choose, you can spend an additional 5 months (for 10 months total) in full Hebrew immersion as part of BINA's Israeli Mechina program!
Upcoming Program Dates:
5-month program: August 25, 2017 - February 2nd, 2018
10-month program (second semester full Hebrew immersion!): August 25, 2017 - June 15, 2018.