How to Earn College Credit on Birthright Israel

Over the past 16 years, Birthright Israel has brought more than 500,000 young Jews from across the world to Israel for an action packed 10-day adventure. Now, they are taking the program to the next level with the introduction of college credits.

Birthright Israel Academic is a brand new 13-day program offering an immersive educational experience in collaboration with three of Israels top academic institutions. In addition to the traditional Birthright Israel experience, students take an accelerated special-interest course taught throughout their travels and earn up to 3 credits!

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The courses offered this summer include:

Israel's Ecosystems - Where the Desert Meets the Sea: From Coral Reefs Ecology to Desert Biotechnology - Ben Gurion University

Challenge of Terrorism to Israel, the Middle East & the Global Arena  IDC Herzliya

Located in the center of the Middle East, Israel is one of the worlds most intriguing and complex countries. Woven into the modern and constantly changing social trends, there are historic, deep rooted religious sects and inter-woven tribal affiliations. In this course, students become familiar with these complex issues, learn to analyze them, and come to a better understanding of the challenge terrorism in Israel poses to the world at large.

Israel and the New Middle East: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in Israel's Foreign and Security Policy Tel Aviv University

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The past four years have brought substantial, fast-paced change to the Middle East and North Africa region. The so-called Arab Spring has shaken up the regional status quo and contributed to transforming the political, social, and security landscape of the Middle East. The course explores Israels security and foreign policy in light of the complex and evolving regional dynamics. In defining Israels new security environment, the course will go beyond the military/hard-security dimension to address also emerging economic, political, and social challenges and opportunities

Registration for this program is now open and sure to fill up quickly with students looking to advance their degree through this fast and fun opportunity. Get your spot at