Yalies In Israel – Summer Opportunities in Israel

Yalies in Israel is an umbrella program for all current Yale students who spend time during the  summer in Israel – either through Yale,  an organized program, or independently. Yalies In Israel includes aid in finding a desired program for students in Israel, programming by Slifka Center over the summer for students in Israel and funding resources. 

Available programs include internships, research, study abroad or language study programs in Hebrew, Arabic and Yiddish. Please see below  information about the programs offered . Guidance is also available for students looking to find a program fitting their needs and interests.

Please contact Yotam Wolk (Yotam.wolk@yale.edu) for more information.

Summer Yale Birthright

The Summer Yale Birthright trip will take place May 18– May 27. The Slifka Center organized Yale trip provides additional programming by Slifka staff and an itinerary full of discovery, adventure and fun organized specifically for Yale students. You’ll be challenged by new ideas, discover the many different faces of Israel, and return home with a more profound understanding of your own Jewish identity.

REGISTER HERE – https://www.israeloutdoors.com/yale


Funding is available for students who spend a minimum required time in Israel over the summer. Students are asked to submit personal information, a budget and a project proposal as well as a  letter of recommendation when applying for one of the grants. Funding is not guaranteed and students are urged to apply to all relevant  Yalies In Israel grants as well as other applicable grants on and off campus.

Yalies in Israel Grants:

The following grants are available as part of Yalies In Israel and can be found in the grants and fellowships database (https://yale.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx or – https://yale.communityforce.com):

  • “Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75 and Robert Bildner ’72 Israel Travel Grant“
  • “Schusterman Israel Travel Grant”
  • “William and Miriam Horowitz and David and Iris Fischer Judaica Project Funds”

Grant Application Deadline – March 20, 1:00 PM. Please contact Juli Goodman (Juli.goodman@yale.edu) for any questions regarding the Yalies In Israel grants. 

The Office of Career Strategy has significant funding available for international internships in Israel through the Alec Ellison ’84 and Tamar Sadeh ’85 Israel Travel Fund. If you are considering an internship in Israel, please email Julia Bourque for information.

OCS may also provide housing for students specifically doing internships in Israel. Housing dates will be Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, July 28 in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; therefore, internships dates will be Sunday, June 2 – Thursday, July 25 if students choose this option. Housing is provided by Aardvark Israel. It is up to the student if they’d like to live in this coordinated housing or find and secure accommodation on their own. They have an option to extend your stay after July 28, but they cannot arrive in the housing earlier.  Contact Julia.bourque@yale.edu for more details.

  •   Funding is available for students interested in doing research in the fields of STEM at the Weizmann Institute of Science – Please contact Professor Daniel E. Prober (Daniel.prober@yale.edu) for more information.

Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) Grants:

For all fellowships students must apply through the Student Grants and Fellowships database (http://studentgrants.yale.edu). Search keyword “CMES” or “FLAS”. For additional information about these fellowships, first see the Student Grants and Fellowships database for a complete description of the fellowship and to review the application:

  • Ganzfried Family Travel Fellowship”
  • Libby Rouse Fund for Peace”
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships” (Relevant for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish)

Please contact Lora LeMosy (lora.lemosy@yale.edu) for any questions regarding the CMES grants.

Full details of the CMES Grants.


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