If none of the programs in this book are for you – no problem!
Just create your own! Israel by Design participants have a unique opportunity to completely create their own gap year in Israel. Participants choose where they want to live, the amount of time they want to spend in Israel and what they would like to do!
If you want to give English lessons to underprivileged youth whilst interning at a Tel Aviv start-up, whilst taking yoga classes – all while living 10 minutes from Tel Aviv’s beautiful beaches? No problem. It’s your program!
The program is suitable for individuals, groups, or a few friends looking to share a meaningful long-term experience in Israel. On your own or with your mates, Israel by Design can give you the Israel experience you really want!
While interning at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Herzelia Israel might be a dream for many, through the Masa Israel program, Israel by Design, I was able to live this dream during my 6- month stay in Israel.
As a graduate of Leibler Yavneh College, I was unsure about what to do during my gap year and therefore decided on a less common path— to begin my university studies. While studying, I explored different gap year options and found the most suitable program for me. I decided to delay my gap year and participated in a Masa program between my first and second year of study.
While originally planning to only spend a month or two in Israel, after I discovered Israel by Design I was excited about the thought of spending 6 months in Israel participating in this type of program.