Israel - Customized for your Campus!
Join the Israel Experts Birthright Israel trips designed especially for college students. Trade in your student ID for a free ten-day trip and prepare yourself for a one-of-a-kind adventure.
Each season, Israel Experts partners with major college campuses and Hillels to create a unique trip that’s customized for each school. Sign up through your campus, travel with your friends and meet new ones too. Once you come back, your campus life will be better than ever! You’ll get your camel selfie, your covered-in-Dead-Sea-mud group shot and the perfect pic of your first bite of the best falafel – but on a Birthright Israel trip with Israel Experts, you’ll get so much more than the obvious. Your trip will be filled with unexpected surprises, meaning that you didn’t think you could find in such a short period of time, and memories that will last long beyond your college years. Oh, and did we mention that you’re going to have enormous amounts of fun, too?
If you’re from any of the following universities, we have a trip for you! If not, join one of our Discover Israel trips for 18-21 year olds!
- Tulane University
- Harvard University
- Brandeis University
- Oberlin College
Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport. You will be met and assisted through customs by IsraelExperts staff and will meet your Israeli tour guide and driver who will be with you throughout your tour.
Go through orientation: Take some time to get to know your fellow participants, staff, and guide while preparing for the 10-day journey ahead of you.
Hike the Nahal Amud Nature Reserve, also known as the Wadi Amud, a stream in the Upper Galilee that spills into the Sea of Galilee.
Explore Tzfat - the ancient and modern home of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). Tour ancient synagogues and artists’ quarters.
Hike at the beautiful Mount Meron, the second highest point in Israel.
Travel to the former military outpost at Har Bental and take in a stunning 360 degree view of Israel and Syria.
Enjoy home hospitality and a tour of ancient Katzrin in the Golan Heights
Participate in a unique Jewish/Arab coexistence and ecological seminar at Kibbutz Ein Shemer.
Explore Jaffa, one of the world's ancient ports. Modern Jaffa has a heterogeneous population of Muslims, Christians and Jews. Jaffa is a major tourist site with an exciting combination of old and new. You may have time to explore the local flea market called Shuk Hapishpeshim for all kinds of hidden treasures (and delicious things to eat).
During the summer, take time to relax on one of Israel's beautiful Mediterranean beaches.
Enjoy a night out in Tel Aviv in an area full of trendy restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes and shops.
Mifgash ("Encounter") Begins. Today you will be joined by 8 young Israelis who will be traveling with you for the next 5 days. You will have the privilege to explore Israel through their eyes (and they through yours) and to forge new and lasting friendships.
Visit Rabin Square ("Kikar Rabin" in Hebrew); a large public city square in central Tel Aviv, named after Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated at the conclusion of a massive peace rally held at the square on November 4, 1995.
Visit Independence Hall where David Ben-Gurion proclaimed Israel's Independence in 1948.
Stroll down the trendy area of Nachalat Binyamin and the neighboring market "Shuk HaCarmel", where you can find many cafes, shops and unique gifts.
Arrive at your hotel in time to prepare for Kabbalat Shabbat (greeting of Shabbat) and candle lighting followed by Shabbat dinner. Participate in “Oneg Shabbat” (Shabbat Pleasure) program.
Spend Shabbat relaxing with your group with various programming and free time at the hotel
Get to know your Mifgash Israelis by partaking in a special activity they have prepared for you.
Take part in the Havdalla ceremony, ending the Shabbat and welcoming the new week.
Visit the observation point in Mitspe Ramon, which over looks the Ramon Crater, the largest of the three Negev craters. It is 40 kilometers long and 2 to 10 kilometers wide, and shaped like an elongated heart.
Spend the night at a Desert Experience. Start the adventure riding camel-back as the sun sets over the desert. Partake in a light taste of Bedouin tradition and culture including a welcome ceremony of coffee and tea followed by a Middle-Eastern dinner served in the traditional style seated on rugs and pillows in a Bedouin style tent. Accommodation is in a mock up of a traditional Bedouin tent. At night, enjoy a group gathering around an Israeli style bonfire and take a night hike.
Climb Masada via the earthen Roman ramp built 2000 years ago to storm this desert fortress and view the remarkable excavations including Herod's Palace and stables, the ancient synagogue and the ancient water system.
Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth.
Entering Jerusalem for the first time, stop at the Haas Promenade (Armon HaNatziv) viewpoint to say Shehechiyanu and enjoy the stunning view of the old city.
Visit Yad Vashem, Israel's national memorial to the Holocaust. The museum presents the historic events that befell Europe following the Nazis’ rise to power in Germany and the fate of the Jews under Nazi rule in the occupied countries.
Visit Mount Herzl, Israel's military cemetery and the burial place of Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir and Theodore Herzl.
Spend the night out on Jerusalem's vibrant pedestrian mall, Ben Yehudah Street. Enjoy the open-air mall (a.k.a. 'Ha Midrechov') with its pubs, shops, and restaurants with plenty of live music.
Tour the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the Jewish quarter and be witness to millennia of Jewish history, from the time of biblical kings and prophets to modern celebrations and conflicts. Walk to the Cardo, the street built by the Romans in the sixth century, situated 20 feet below modern street level. One part of the Cardo is a restored arcade of Jewish galleries and shops, while the other part is an open-air reconstructed street. Take time for personal prayer and reflection at the Western Wall (Kotel).
Take part in a street art/graffiti tour through the streets of Jerusalem.
Visit Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem’s largest "shuk" (outdoor market), where you can find many different people and wares.
Bring your trip to a close with a wrap-up session where you'll reflect back on your Birthright Israel experience.
Travel to Ben Gurion International Airport for check-in and flight back home.