You are about to make the most amazing decision of your life!

Round A of application is now open - We accept only 12 participants during this round!

Round Application Deadline Spots Available Discount
A - Closed February 3 12 $1,500
B March 24 8 $1,000
C May 12 5 $500

Apply now to guarantee your acceptance during this round.


Program Full Tution DISCOUNT Masa Grant**
Fall semester 2019*
Sep. 2, 2019 - Feb.3, 2020
$14,950 $1,000 $1,250 - $4,500
Full Year experience - with Tel Aviv Internship* $23,950 $1,000 $2,000 - $7,200
Full Year experience - with Beer Sheva Internship* $21,950 $1,000 $2,000 - $7,200

* Fall 2019 SPECIAL - $1,000 discount for round B for a limited time. Sign up now and SAVE!

** MASA Israel Journey provide grants for eligible participants. Grant amounts are determined by factors such as age, home country, length of program, etc.

***Final dates may change

Program prices are fixed in US Dollars ($).
BIG IDEA Gap Year program tuition includes: Hi-Tech Training course, housing, Hebrew Ulpan, bus pass, field trips, medical insurance, educational & professional seminars, Aliyah support (optional), 24/7 staff support and more.

What about food? Participants will be guided on food expenses and shown how to purchase groceries and prepare meals together. Our participants are most satisfied by having this type of control over their own dietary needs in comparison to sharing a group stipend. Note that flights are not included in the program tuition. That means you can choose your favorite airline and preferences.


A $200 non-refundable application fee is required upon registering for all programs.

Fall semester and full year experience:

April 1 – Pay deposit of $5,000 to lock in your discounted tuition (This is refundable before June 1)
After April 1 - The program tuition will not include any discounts or reductions.
August 1 - Balance of tuition due.
A $500 late fee will be assessed for failure to submit tuition or a signed payment plan agreement by the August 1 deadline.

Spring semester:

November 18 – Pay deposit of $5,000 to lock in your discounted tuition (refundable before December 1)
After November 18 - The program tuition will not include any discounts.
January 1 – Balance of tuition due.
A $500 late fee will be assessed for failure to submit tuition or a signed payment plan agreement by the January 1 deadline.

Cancellation Fees

All tuition payments are fully refundable 60 days prior to the first day of the program, with the exception of the non-refundable $200 application fee. Cancelling less than two months before the program requires a $1000 cancellation fee. Any cancellations less than two weeks prior to the start of the program requires a $2500 cancellation fee.
* Please note that tuition and payment schedule are subject to change without notice, for new registrations.

Grants & Scholarships

MASA is an organization funded by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the government of Israel to help fund people who want to go on Israel programs. Masa supervises our program regularly, and certifies our operation, Check our program on their website: MASA ISRAEL
All eligible Masa participants get a $2000 masa grant for BIG IDEA full-year experience, or $1250 for a semester.
Masa provides extra need-based scholarships. Contact us for more info.
Until today, 100% of our participants earned Masa grants.

Your Local Synagogue

Synagogues often set aside funds for young adults travelling to Israel. For a list of synagogues in your area, visit

Your Local Jewish Federation

Contact the Jewish Federation in your community
For example, the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia awards grants to teens and college students wanting to participate in Israel programs.
We encourage you to search and contact these funding sources as early as possible.
Please contact us if you need further assistance.

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Tel Aviv 6610910

Aardvark Israel Jerusalem:
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Jerusalem 9462503

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