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Israel Travel

Israel Travel Opportunities -

Hillel's UF to Israel program works to connect UF students to Israel through travel, advocacy, and education. If you are interested in traveling to Israel, getting involved with Israel activities on campus, or be a part of an amazing Israel focused conference, please visit

UF to Israel is proud to offer a range of Israel travel opportunities for UF students of diverse backgrounds and interests. Working with our partners, we strive to provide Gators with the Israel experience of a lifetime through 4 different Israel travel programs.

Birthright Israel

Birthright Israel is our most popular trip at UF Hillel. On this free 10 day trip, Jewish students will be able to explore, taste, and connect to the land of Israel with their fellow Gators. Highlights from our top-rated trips include floating in the Dead Sea, sleeping under the stars in the desert, dancing the night away in Tel Aviv, visiting the holy Western Wall, eating Israeli treats in Jerusalem's open air market, and so much more. UF to Israel offers both a winter break trip and series of different summer options in May. 


Onward Israel

UF to Israel's Onward Israel program is a two month immersive internship experience in Tel Aviv that gives students the chance to work, live, and engage in local Israeli communities. Each participant is paired up with an Israeli employer to work an internship specifically tailored to them. Additionally, students partake in travel days, weekly evening programming, and breakout Shabbatonim to see all that Israel has to offer. Summer  applications will be available in the Fall.

Alternative Spring Break

• Eligibility: Identifying as Jewish - 18 to 40 years old (program does not impact Birthright eligibility)

• Accommodation in Central Tel Aviv (all housing has shelters, in case of emergency)
• Transportation from and to the airport depending on arrival time
• Volunteer placement
• Work hours: 4-6 hours per day
• Organized transportation to volunteer sites
• Health insurance
• Educational/ Social program
• Meeting with Israeli peers
• Support Staff

• New flight subsidy! Book your flight and get reimbursed after the program. Reimbursements are issued following program completion with a receipt. Reimbursements cannot exceed the ticket cost.

     - North America: $700 USD


Fact Finders
Fact Finders Israel program is a heavily subsidized 10 day Israel experience for top UF student leaders. Participants explore the geopolitics of the Middle East and discover firsthand the complexities of the political situation in the region. This extremely selective opportunity is open to students of all races, religions, and backgrounds. Applications of the May 2024 program will open in November. 


Gators for Israel has partnered with Passages to send a group of Christian Gators to Israel. Passages offers Christian college students with leadership potential a fresh and innovative approach to experiencing the Holy Land. Participants will encounter the roots of their Biblical faith first-hand and come face to face with the modern-day miracle that is Israel.

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