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 Keren for more information.


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).

All Yalies in Israel Funds can be accessed through the Slifka Israel Summer Travel Fellowships Common Application.

  • Alec Ellison ’84 and Tamar Sadeh ’85 Israel Travel Fund
  • “Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75 and Robert Bildner ’72 Israel Travel Grant“
  • “William and Miriam Horowitz and David and Iris Fischer Judaica Project Funds”

Grant Application Deadline – February 27, 1:00 PM. Please contact Keren Marsha with any questions regarding the Yalies In Israel grants.

OCS may also provide housing for students specifically doing internships in Israel.

Funding may be available for students interested in doing research 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: