Thank you for your interest in joining Beyond — an Israel-based gap year enrichment experience designed for Jewish students following their high school graduation. Ready to get started? Learn more about who is eligible, how to apply and what funding opportunities are available. Begin a risk-free registration today, and start going Beyond.
Dates & Costs
Participants can choose between a 1-session (5 months) or a 2-session (9 months) experience. Join us for a year of new experiences, new friendships and a new way of looking at the world. Learn More: Dates & Costs
While our goal is to accept as many interested applicants as possible, given the nature of Beyond, certain program eligibility rules apply with respect to Jewish background, educational status, demonstrated commitment, and academic success. Explore More: Program Eligibility
Beyond participants complete our core program application as well as supplementary applications for Tel Aviv University credit and for Masa funding. Breathe easy knowing that registration is risk free through March 15th. Explore More: Application Steps
Beyond is an officially sanctioned program qualifying for Masa Israel Journey subsidies. Masa is a project of the Israel government that provides grant-based funding and need-based funding for long term programs in Israel. Masa offers eligible Beyond participants an automatic grant of $1,000 towards tuition. An additional $2,700 is available in needs-based scholarships for a total of $3,700 in possible funding. Explore More: Masa Funding
Financial Aid & Discounts
In today’s world we recognize that many Beyond applicants are seeking financial aid in order to participate in such an intensive Israel program. Up to $2,000 is available through the BBYO International Scholarship. We have also put together some ideas to help you take advantage of discounts, raise money, and figure out what scholarship resources might be available to you. Explore More: Financial Aid & Discounts
The program application is online, and you can start the process now by creating an account. During the process you will be able to choose between taking part in the first session or both sessions of Beyond. You will also be able to select electives (second session only) and optional program add-ons. Explore More: Apply Now!
Although Beyond is not a traditional study-abroad experience, the first session of the program offers a taste of academic and campus life. Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel’s largest academic institution, attracting leading students from across Israel and from around the world. Beyond participants are enrolled as official students and have full access to TAU’s vibrant campus – taking two or three college-level courses and receiving up to ten academic credits. It is a wonderful way to prepare for the rigors of college life and instill a love for learning. Explore More: College Credit