In only 8 weeks you can gain valuable work experience and Hebrew language skills while living and learning in Jerusalem!
First 2 weeks: Focus on Ulpan (learning Hebrew), volunteering, exploring Israel.
The last 6 weeks: Daily Internship in addition to one daily class, workshop, or discussion on Jewish topics.
This program is in partnership with Onward Israel.
Jewish people ages 19 to 27. You need to speak English fluently and have no physical or mental limitations that would prevent you from the getting the maximum out of the program.
Way More Israel is a project of Onward Israel, part of the Jewish Federation of Israel. They subsidize the trip based on certain criteria and for most participants the cost is $350 (not including airfare). If you are not eligibile for the scholarship, the cost is $3350.
Please note that the $350 payment for the program in not refundable for any reason.
Check out the sample itinerary (subject to change).
You will have several mornings and some evenings of Ulpan (Hebrew) instruction, focusing on spoken Hebrew. We will try our best to have you learn with others at the same level.
This should help everyone put their Hebrew skills to good use in the stores, in the workplace, and when meeting new people.
You’ll have plenty of time to explore Jerusalem as a local – the shops, the restaurants, the museums, and cultural exhibitions.
Being in the Old City opens up a world of new sights and sounds to discover.
Jerusalem in general and the Old City in particular has increased its level of security. Way More Israel has your safety in mind and works in conjunction with National Security to make sure all trips are safe and security-cleared. Our staff is knowledgeable and will help you decide where to go during your free time, if you ask them.
Way More Israel participants live in dormitories in Jerusalem’s Old city, with approximately 6-8 people living in one dorm. Rooms are shared.
The dormitories are fully furnished with beds, table and chairs, heat/air-conditioning, washing machine, wifi and basic kitchen appliances. Blankets, pillows, linens and towels are provided by Way More Israel.
After submitting your resume and specifying what you are interested in, you will meet with Way More Israel’s internship coordinator to determine what will suit you best. This interview is important because it will determine how you spend three months in Israel so it’s important to present yourself professionally.
Generally that is not possible since companies are counting on you and your work at their company. In some cases internships can be switched, but we can’t guarantee it.
International work experience is a huge bonus on your resume, which can open up way more doors for you and your future. Some interns in Israel get offered paid jobs following their internship placements (but we can’t guarantee anything). Interacting with Israelis on the job will give you a real feel of what it’s like to live and work in Israel.
As a group we will be doing any of the following:
This is entirely up to you. Prices fluctuate based on season and demand. Flights with a stopover in Europe tend to be cheaper. WMI takes no responsibility for travel to and from the program.
Don’t forget to check your passport. Passports must be valid; if your passport expires 6 months before your travel date, you will not be allowed to board the airplane.
You don’t need a student visa if you are staying for under 90 days.
Way More Israel’s summer session is already heavily subsidized. To help cover airfare or other costs, you can ask our staff about contacting the Israel program department of your local Jewish Federation or other organizations that provide scholarships.