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 UFtoIsrael.org or contact Ashley Jones, IACT Israel Engagement Associate.
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 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 and June.
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. This summer the program will run from May 25 – July 19, 2022. Summer 2022 applications have closed. Summer 2023 applications will be available in the Fall.
Fact Finders is a 10 day highly selective Israel experience for University of Florida student leaders of all races, religions, and backgrounds. Students will get the opportunity to explore the geopolitics of the Middle East, and specifically Israel, while seeing, firsthand, the complexities of the political situation of the region.
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.