Big Idea Gap Year

This robust gap year program is designed for Jewish young adults, ages 17-21, who are interested in technology and expanding their professional skills.  Bringing together students from around the world, participants will enjoy the benefits of being part of a select group of technology-minded peers.

BIG IDEA GAP YEAR provides participants intensive hi-tech training, professional internships, and a one-of-a-kind Startup Nation experience! It is the ideal choice for anyone looking to boost their career in technology while also having an immersive, educational, and fun experience in Israel. 

Participants will gain all the skills necessary to become a front-end developer through a hands-on course in Jerusalem, earning an official developer certification, and gaining resume-ready skills. In addition to the tech courses, participants will go on weekly field trips around Israel, take immersive Hebrew classes, participate in extracurricular activities, and intern alongside Israelis at leading startups in Tel Aviv!

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BIG IDEA Educational Projects Ltd. has been creating meaningful experiences in Israel for young adults and teens since 2008. We strive to be the leading organization in Israel and in the Jewish communities around the world in informal education in the fields of innovation, creativity, technology, and science. Every year, thousands of participants get together to create, invent and design at various BIG IDEA programs.

Our Educational Guidelines

  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Israel - the Start-Up Nation
  • Leadership and Social Impact

Additional programs

  • BIG IDEA International Tech Camps in Israel
  • Onward Israel tech Internships - Engineering and recherche
  • BIG IDEA @The JCC: Hi-Tech Day Camp in partnerships with local JCCs - Kaplen JCC on The Palisades, JCC Chicago, Bender JCC of Greater Washington DC and more.

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