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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. Since its founding in 2004 by the Prime Minister's Office of the Government of Israel, together with The Jewish Agency for Israel, over 120,000 young people from more than 60 countries have participated in Masa Israel programs.







Want to know what living like an Israeli is like? Masa Israel can help! Find an immersive experience that is right for you:

  • Gap Year

  • Study Abroad

  • Internship

  • Volunteer

  • Jewish Studies

Programs run anywhere from 2 months to 12 months. Find your program HERE.

Already enrolled in a program?

Jewish Federation believes that sending young adults to Israel strengthens both their Jewish identity and their lifelong relationship to Israel. Because of this, we have subsidies to help you get there! Funds are allocated on a first-come, first serve basis while availability lasts.


  • Any 18-30 yr old currently residing in San Diego

  • Must already be enrolled and registered for a Masa Israel Program

  • May not have previously received funding from Federation for a Masa Israel program

Please note that it may take several weeks to be approved for funding.