Israel Experiences

Israel is at the heart of Penn State Hillel’s work. Our goal is to inspire every Jewish college student to develop a meaningful and enduring relationship to Israel and to Israelis. We enable students to share a rich connection to Israel and to each other as a people. Engaged and educated students can become committed Jewish adults who are passionate supporters of Israel. Below are short-term and long-term opportunities for peer-to-peer travel, volunteering, internships, fellowships, and more! 

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When you grow, so do your opportunities. Global experience gives you that extra competitive edge. Our programs take you Onward – personally and professionally – and allow you an authentic taste of modern day Israel while gaining experience and knowledge through an internship opportunity. Onward Israel is designed with the beginning in mind: The beginning of your success story.

Masa Israel Journey is the leader in immersive international experiences in Israel for young adults (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.

Join Penn State Hillel for your gift of a FREE Birthright Israel trip with Penn State! We send several buses to Israel over Winter and Summer breaks and what sets our trips apart is that we are able to experience Israel as a Penn State Community! You will come back to campus having experienced an amazing trip in an incredible country and you will come back with 40 new friends on campus.