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MAYANOT offers you a variety of different trip options to suit your style. So just choose the trip option that’s the best fit for you.

My Adventure 18-22

Ages 18-22
| 10 days
Coming alone? With a friend or two? Just looking to meet new people? On this trip you’ll meet a diverse group of young Jews from Israel and the USA and you'll enjoy an adventurous 10-day journey across Israel together. Mayanot’s My Adventure trip gives you tools to discover the uniqueness of Israel in your own way. We provide the tools, introduce you to the people and are there to guide you, but we encourage you to be open-minded and experience it all! 
May 1, 2017 - May 12, 2017
New York
May 3, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Miami
May 7, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Miami
May 8, 2017 - May 19, 2017
New York
May 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Atlanta
May 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
New York
May 14, 2017 - May 24, 2017
New York
May 14, 2017 - May 25, 2017
New York
May 15, 2017 - May 26, 2017
Chicago
May 15, 2017 - May 25, 2017
New York
May 15, 2017 - May 26, 2017
New York
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
New York
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Los Angeles
May 17, 2017 - May 29, 2017
New York
May 21, 2017 - May 29, 2017
Austin
May 21, 2017 - May 30, 2017
Austin
May 21, 2017 - June 2, 2017
New York
May 22, 2017 - June 2, 2017
New York
June 4, 2017 - June 14, 2017
New York
June 4, 2017 - June 15, 2017
New York
June 5, 2017 - June 15, 2017
New York
June 5, 2017 - June 16, 2017
New York
June 11, 2017 - June 21, 2017
New York
June 19, 2017 - June 29, 2017
Los Angeles
June 19, 2017 - June 29, 2017
New York
July 3, 2017 - July 14, 2017
New York
July 10, 2017 - July 21, 2017
New York
July 10, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Los Angeles
August 2, 2017 - August 13, 2017
New York
August 7, 2017 - August 17, 2017
New York

Birthright Israel Academic

Ages 18-24 (Students and Grad Students)
| May 15 - 28, 2017 | 12 days
Earn 3 College Credits and get more out of your Birthright Israel experience with Birthright Academic!   Mayanot Israel, in partnership with IDC – one of Israel’s premiere Universities – is offering an exciting and fascinating insight into “Conflict Management and Counter-Terrorism”. The 2016 program was a huge success, now its your chance!     Through this incredible course run through IDC’s International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)  you’ll get to meet renown professors, top Israeli officials and some of the leading minds on counter terrorism, and you’ll experience Israel like never before!   Earn 3 college credits from a leading Israeli university Experience 2 extra days in Israel Take home a prestigious certificate for Counter Terrorism Studies Learn from leading experts in the field of counter terrorism Tour strategic points throughout Israel, such as borders with Gaza, Lebanon, and Syria first hand Visit an IDF counter Terror unit Incredible networking opportunities Experience Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Masada, Tzfat, Camel Riding, the Dead Sea and all the highlights of a regular Birthright trip, plus much more! SIGN UP NOW! About the Program   Located in the center of the Middle East, Israel is one of the world’s most intriguing and complex countries. Woven into the modern and constantly changing social trends, there are historic, deep rooted religious sects, and inter-woven tribal affiliations. In this course, you will become familiar with these complex issues, learn to analyze them, and come to grasp a better understanding of the challenge that terrorism in Israel poses to the global community at large. The course does not require any prior knowledge and is open to students from all majors. You can take this as a general elective.       This exceptional educational opportunity gives you: 3 academic credits from IDC, transferable to most US universities Twelve days in one of the world’s most fascinating countries! That’s two more days in Israel than a regular trip. Access to 40 hours of “field study” with world experts in counter terrorism An opportunity to experience Israel’s strategic points and borders– where you’ll learn firsthand about Terrorist organizations Hamas, Hezbollah, and ISIS from those dealing with them daily. Seminars and discussions with leading experts in the field of terrorism The rare experience of visiting an IDF counter –terror unit on their training base. Israeli’s traveling with your group for five days. A prestigious certificate in counter terrorism to add to your resume/college transcript. International connections with industry experts you’ll have for the rest of your life! How does this program work?   Birthright Academic is an educational experience where the coursework is integrated into your itinerary. There is one classroom day at the IDC campus, and 4 academic days touring together with the professors.   While flights and general programming are free – as with regular Birthright trips – there is a nominal charge of $500 for all the academic extras.  Applicants will also need to show a GPA of 3.0 to be considered. (Please note: Once you are accepted to this trip, your spot will only be confirmed once we receive your payment of $500.)   Upon successful completion of the program you will be given an academic transcript for 3 credits from IDC. If you plan on transferring the credits to your own university, we highly recommend that you confirm with your university before attending this program that the credits are transferable. This is fully your responsibility.   We look forward to having you join us on this incredible trip! Places are limited!!     What is the Interdisciplinary Center - Herzliya?   IDC Herzliya is modeled after Ivy League schools in the U.S. IDC Herzliya's success has drawn both international recognition and some of the finest lecturers and researchers from around the world to our doorstep.  The Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) is one of the leading academic institutes for counter-terrorism in the world, facilitating international cooperation in the global struggle against terrorism.  ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability and risk assessment, open intelligence analysis and national security and defense policy.   The Course Syllabus   FACULTY Course Director: Professor Boaz Ganor | Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy and Founder & Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya Course Academic Director Dr.  Ronen Hoffman | Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy and Founder & Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya   COURSE OBJECTIVE The scope of terrorist attacks launched in the US post-September 11, the growing threat of the use of unconventional weapons, and the spread of a radical-Islamic network of terrorism have transformed the once localized threat of terrorism into an international problem. By intentionally targeting civilians while exploiting the freedom embedded in liberal-democratic values, terrorism presents a difficult and complex challenge to decision-makers and counter-terrorism experts. In order to effectively deal with the phenomenon of terrorism, decision-makers must address various dilemmas related to counter-terrorism: coping with the threat on an offensive, pre-emptive, and defensive level; collecting intelligence; and responding to terrorism through deterrent, punitive, and legislative measures. The aim of the course is to analyze the current terrorism threats faced by Israel and learn, through a combination of lectures and field trip, from the extensive Israeli experience in countering terrorism. Students are required to attend all classes, yours and any assigned supplementary activities related to the course. Classes will consist of lectures, guest speakers, and on site tours. *The course, its content and lecturers are subject to changes.   About Accreditation    IDC-Herzliya is accredited by the Israeli Ministry of Education and the Council for Higher Education. The University maintains study-abroad agreements with many top academic institutions in the United States and worldwide. If your school does not appear on the list of schools with credit transfer agreements, we recommend consulting with your home study abroad office about whether credits received through this program can transfer. Even if your home school appears on the IDC list, we still recommend consulting with your home study abroad office in advance to confirm the credits will transfer.   Who is this for?   Open to all undergraduate students, but ideal for students focused on international relations, political science and criminology. Dates: May 16th, 2017 – May 28th, 2017 Cost: $500 Academic Credits: 3 Minimum Requirements: 3.0 GPA   Itinerary   This program includes a eight-day adaptation of our adventure filled Birthright Israel itinerary, complete with incredible hikes, immersing yourself in Israeli culture, experiencing one of a kind cities, connecting with your Judaism and much more! Mixed in with those 8 days are five days of classroom activities and unique field visits, led by our world ranked IDC faculty in a learning experience you’ve never encountered before. Check out our one-of-a-kind itinerary and see for yourself why this is the perfect program for you to be a part of this summer.   This experience is limited to 40 spots and we anticipate it being highly competitive, so make sure to pre-register now and apply as soon as registration opens on February 1st. Please note that all Birthright Israel itineraries are subject to changes.       FAQ [faq p=1483][faq p=2321] [faq p=1482] [faq p=1481] [faq p=1488] [faq p=1487] [faq p=1486] [faq p=1485] [faq p=1484]   For any questions about Mayanot's Birthright Israel Academic trip, please fill out the form and we will contact you right away!  [contact-form-7 id="1490" title="Academic form"]    
May 15, 2017 - May 28, 2017
New York

My Crew - Campus Trips

Ages 18-22
| 10 days
Looking for an Israel experience with friends and colleagues from your school? We’ve got you covered! On My Crew - Campus Trips, you’ll come together with young Jews from your campus and even a few folks from other schools to enjoy everything Mayanot has to offer. During your action-packed 10 day journey across Israel, we'll provide you with the tools you need to discover Israel and truly experience it all with like-minded Israelis and your peers from back home. (Campuses are listed alphabetically)
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
American University
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Arizona State University
June 4, 2017 - June 14, 2017
Binghamton University
June 4, 2017 - June 15, 2017
Brooklyn College
June 14, 2017 - June 25, 2017
California State - Northridge
July 10, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Cal Poly
May 21, 2017 - June 2, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Duke University
May 14, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Emory University
May 7, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Florida Atlantic University
May 7, 2017 - May 17, 2017
Florida Gulf Coast University
May 7, 2017 - May 17, 2017
Florida State University
May 17, 2017 - May 29, 2017
George Washington University
May 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Georgia State University
May 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Georgia Tech
May 15, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Indiana University - Bloomington
May 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
James Madison University
May 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Kennesaw State University
June 4, 2017 - June 15, 2017
Lehigh University
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Miami University - Ohio
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Monmouth University
June 4, 2017 - June 15, 2017
Muhlenberg College
May 21, 2017 - June 2, 2017
New York University
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Northern Arizona University
June 7, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Oberlin College - Grad Students
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Ohio University
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Ohio State University
May 8, 2017 - May 19, 2017
Penn State University
July 10, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Pierce College
June 11, 2017 - June 21, 2017
Princeton University
May 14, 2017 - May 24, 2017
Purdue
May 15, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Rice University
May 7, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Rollins College
May 14, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Rowan University
May 21, 2017 - June 2, 2017
Rutgers University
July 10, 2017 - July 23, 2017
San Diego State University
June 19, 2017 - June 29, 2017
Santa Monica College
June 19, 2017 - June 29, 2017
Stanford University
June 5, 2017 - June 15, 2017
SUNY Buffalo
June 5, 2017 - June 16, 2017
SUNY New Paltz
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
SUNY Oneonta
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
SUNY Plattsburgh
May 15, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Temple University
May 15, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Texas A&M University
June 5, 2017 - June 15, 2017
The College of New Jersey
June 5, 2017 - June 15, 2017
Towson University
May 15, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Tulane University
May 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
University of Alabama
May 21, 2017 - June 2, 2017
University of Arizona
June 19, 2017 - June 29, 2017
University of California - Los Angeles
July 10, 2017 - July 23, 2017
University of California - Riverside
May 3, 2017 - May 14, 2017
University of Central Florida
May 14, 2017 - May 24, 2017
University of Connecticut
June 4, 2017 - June 14, 2017
University of Delaware
May 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
University of Georgia
May 21, 2017 - June 2, 2017
University of Hartford
May 15, 2017 - May 25, 2017
University of Houston
May 15, 2017 - May 26, 2017
University of Illinois
May 15, 2017 - May 26, 2017
University of Kansas
May 17, 2017 - May 29, 2017
University of Kentucky
May 7, 2017 - May 18, 2017
University of Miami
May 1, 2017 - May 11, 2017
University of Michigan
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
University of North Carolina
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
University of Pennsylvania
May 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
University of Pittsburgh
July 10, 2017 - July 23, 2017
University of San Diego
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
University of Southern California
May 7, 2017 - May 18, 2017
University of South Florida
May 21, 2017 - May 30, 2017
University of Texas
May 21, 2017 - June 2, 2017
University of Virginia
May 15, 2017 - May 25, 2017
University of Wisconsin
May 21, 2017 - June 2, 2017
University of Wisconsin - Seniors
May 3, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Valencia College
May 14, 2017 - May 24, 2017
Vanderbilt University
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Virginia Tech
May 15, 2017 - May 26, 2017
Washington University St. Louis
May 22, 2017 - June 2, 2017
Washington University St. Louis - Seniors
June 11, 2017 - June 21, 2017
Western Washington University
June 4, 2017 - June 15, 2017
Yale University

My Extreme Adventure

Ages 18-22
| 10 days
This fast-paced, adrenaline-filled trip is perfect for those seeking a challenging and adventurous, ten-day outdoor experience in Israel. Join this group of 40 fit, motivated and like-minded adventurers from North America and a group of young Israeli soldiers and students. In addition to the trademark Mayanot attractions, this trip can include: intense day hikes, water trails, night hikes, camping, off road jeeping, desert survival, rappelling and biking. Come explore Israel with us.
June 4, 2017 - June 15, 2017
Ages 18-22

My 7-Day Adventure: Less is More

Ages 22-26
| 7 days
Crunched for time? Gotta get back to work? Are ten days off too much? Well then! We’ve got the answer! Welcome to our seven day Birthright Israel trip tailored just for you! You’ll still get the same amazing Birthright Israel experience with all the highlights like climbing Masada, floating in the the Dead Sea, riding camels, partying in Tel Aviv, visiting the Western Wall and much more! Don’t let time constraints get in the way of claiming your Birthright Israel gift.
July 2, 2017 - July 9, 2017
New York (x2)
July 2, 2017 - July 10, 2017
San Francisco

(#DigitalIsrael)

August 28, 2017 - September 5, 2017
New York (x2)

My Adventure - 22-26

Ages 22-26
| 10 days
Coming alone? Or with a friend or two? Or are you just looking to meet new people? On this trip you’ll meet some great young Jews from all sorts of backgrounds and from all over the United States. Mayanot’s national trips give you the opportunity to make new friends from diverse backgrounds and locations while having the time of your lives together in Israel. We have several National Israel Adventure trips throughout the season. 
April 30, 2017 - May 11, 2017
New York
May 7, 2017 - May 18, 2017
New York
May 14, 2017 - May 25, 2017
New York
May 17, 2017 - May 28, 2017
New York
May 18, 2017 - May 29, 2017
New York
May 21, 2017 - June 2, 2017
New York
June 5, 2017 - June 16, 2017
New York
June 7, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Miami
June 7, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Miami
June 14, 2017 - June 25, 2017
New York
June 18, 2017 - June 29, 2017
New York
June 25, 2017 - July 6, 2017
New York
June 26, 2017 - July 6, 2017
New York
July 2, 2017 - July 12, 2017
New York
August 2, 2017 - August 13, 2017
New York
August 13, 2017 - August 24, 2017
Los Angeles
August 16, 2017 - August 27, 2017
New York

Israel for Vegans & Vegetarians

Ages 20-26
| 10 days
Are you a vegan or vegetarian? Do you care about animal rights? Are you curious? Israel for Vegans is for you! This spiritually uplifting and physically liberating journey includes all the signature Mayanot highlights and offers the chance to meet passionate young Israelis and world leaders on the Jewish vegan and vegetarian scenes. You'll also delve into the unique advances the "Start-Up Nation" has offered to these communities worldwide. Tel Aviv is a world leading vegan city! Come discover it. (This program is open to Canadians but the participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the city of departure.) This trip is being run in conjunction with Jewish Veg, a national non-profit organization that encourages and helps Jewish people embrace plant-based diets as an expression of the Jewish values of compassion for animals, concern for health, and care for the environment.
August 13, 2017 - August 24, 2017
New York

#DigitalIsrael 7-Day Trip

Ages 22-29
| 7 days
#DigitalIsrael is for Hi-Tech professionals, founders of Hi-Tech Start-Ups, app developers, Social Media professionals and other online and digital marketers. This physical and cyber journey through Israel includes all of the staples of a signature Mayanot trip and then some! Meet young Israelis in your field, leading social media professionals, experts from across Israel’s internationally acclaimed hi-tech industry and influential movers & shakers in cyberspace in Israel and abroad. (This program is open to Canadians but participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the departure city.)
July 2, 2017 - July 9, 2017
San Francisco

12-Steps in the Holy Land

Ages 19-25
| 10 days
12-Steps in the Holy Land, brings the Twelve Step program to life during your 10-days in Israel. Meet others in recovery or affected by addiction and experience the crossroads of your Jewish past, present and future and how it relates to your situation. You'll visit modern recovery centers, meet experts in the field and discover yourself in a new and refreshing atmosphere.
August 6, 2017 - August 16, 2017
New York

Yisrael Sheli - Single Gender

Ages 18-24 | 20-26
| 10 days
Yisrael Sheli means My Israel. That's what Israel is all about. YOU! On our single gender trips you can feel free to be YOURSELF. We’ll provide the tools you need to write your own story and create your own memories. You'll experience Israel through many lenses – but most importantly, your own lens. This trip is tailored to you, with visits to ancient and modern religious sites but still including Mayanot trademarks like climbing Masada, camel riding and the awesome young Israelis that will join you.These trips are for ages 18-24 and will be departing from NYC. For more information, please contact yisraelsheli@mayanotisrael.com. This program is open to Canadians however all participants are responsible for their travel to and from the US gateway city of departure.
June 28, 2017 - July 9, 2017
NYC - Women
June 28, 2017 - July 9, 2017
NYC - Men
August 9, 2017 - August 20, 2017
NYC - Women
August 16, 2017 - August 27, 2017
NYC - Women

Liberal Arts Tour

Ages 18-22
| 10 days
The only trip to Israel designed exclusively by and for liberal arts college students. Participants hail from elite colleges and value a rigorous, broad-based education. The trip includes more in-depth discussions and presentations than our other trips, while still sharing the same itinerary. The Liberal Arts trips is held every winter and departs from the NYC area or Philadelphia.
January 7, 2018 - January 17, 2018
New York

Trips for Canadians

Ages 18-29
| 7-12 days
Mayanot Israel is proud to have an array of specialty trip trips available for Birthright Israel eligible Canadian residents and citizens! These trips cover many different unique interests and demographics and we invite you to choose the one that best works for you. You and your friends from Canada can come along and enjoy all the trademark  highlights of a Mayanot trip while earning college credits or building your career! You'll meet people like you, from the United States and Canada on these fast paced, "challenge-your-mind-and-soul" 7, 10 or 12 day journeys throughout the Holy Land. Go ahead! Discover Mayanot! Birthright Israel Academic: Conflict Management and Counter TerrorismMay 15-28 | Departing from NYC | Ages 18-22 | More InfoMy Extreme Adventure - For the more outdoorsy people!June 4-15 & 5-15 | Departing from NYC | Ages 18-22 & 22-26 | More Info#DigitalIsrael - For people in Hi-tech, digital and online development!July 2-9 (7 days) | Departing from San Francisco | Ages 22-29 | More InfoNewsroom to Newsroom - For journalists and people in the news industry!July 10-21 | Departing from NYC | Ages 19-25 | More InfoSober in Israel - Mayanot's original 12-Step Birthright Program!August 6-16 | Departing from NYC | Ages 19-25 | More InfoIsrael for Vegans (and Vegetarians) - The first ever Vegan Birthright trip!August 13-24 | Departing from NYC | Ages 20-26 | More InfoYisrael Sheli - Single gender trips for men and women!Several departures | Departing from NYC | Ages 18-26 | More Info
May 15, 2017 - May 28, 2017
NYC
June 4, 2017 - June 14, 2017
NYC
June 5, 2017 - June 15, 2017
NYC
July 10, 2017 - July 21, 2017
NYC
August 13, 2017 - August 24, 2017
NYC
July 2, 2017 - August 2, 2017
San Francisco
August 6, 2017 - August 16, 2017
NYC
June 14, 2017 - June 25, 2017
NYC
June 28, 2017 - July 9, 2017
NYC
June 28, 2017 - July 9, 2017
NYC
August 3, 2017 - August 14, 2017
NYC
August 9, 2017 - August 20, 2017
NYC