Why Do a Gap Year in Israel?
High school is coming to an end, and you’re ready to take the first real grown-up steps in life. But before you take the big leap into college or university and student life, you can upgrade your future with a gap year in Israel. Your immersive Israel gap year is your chance to experience that great big world out there, volunteer and make an impact, learn Hebrew and learn about yourself, while experiencing the amazing city of Tel Aviv.
Here are the top 5 reasons to do an Israel gap year next year:
1. Experience the world before settling in
You’ll have plenty of time for college, studying, jobs and all that other stuff. Gap year in Israel is your last, best chance to see something of that great big world out there before you settle into your career track. On your Israel gap year, you’ll experience different cultures and meet people from all over the world. If you want to see more of the world than the inside of a classroom, gap year in Israel is the way to go!
(And by the way, a Tel Aviv gap year is even better! Israel’s diverse, vibrant cultural capital is filled with amazing culture, food, arts, nightlife and more!)
2. Be more interesting!
Your Israel gap year in Tel Aviv isn’t just a lot of fun – it’s a chance to enhance your resume for your academic and professional future. A gap year in Israel helps you stick out to college and university admissions officers, employers and more. They know that your Israel gap year has made you a more well-rounded individual – with rich and meaningful life experiences, impactful volunteering and learning experiences that make you a much more attractive candidate. And you get that while living for a year in Tel Aviv!
3. Learn new languages
The only way to learn a language is to use it, and on your Tel Aviv gap year in Israel, you’ll be surrounded by Israelis and Hebrew all the time. Immersion in Hebrew means you’ll be forced to use the language. Learning Hebrew on your Israel gap year in Tel Aviv has tons of side benefits – studies show that being bilingual is great for brain development, gives you an advantage in school, makes you more attractive to future employers and more! An immersive gap year in Israel is a huge step in getting fluent in Hebrew.
4. Volunteer and make an impact
Your Israel gap year isn’t just for you – you’ll volunteer in Tel Aviv with diverse communities and make a real difference. As a volunteer in Tel Aviv on your Israel gap year, you’ll get to see the impact you make by living in the Tel Aviv neighborhood where you volunteer – tikkun olam (repairing the world) on a local level!
5. Find out what you really want
Before you take the plunge into the real world, your Israel gap year will allow you to learn new things, meet new people and get to know yourself better than ever before. In that way, a gap year in Israel means you’ll make better, more-informed decisions about what you want to study and what you want to do with your life. An immersive year in Tel Aviv on an Israel gap year, hands-on volunteering, traveling and learning, promises to be one of the most profound and impactful years of your life!
So what are you waiting for? You have one chance to experience Tel Aviv on your Israel gap year. Join us and make the most of it.
See you next year in Tel Aviv!