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Caravan for Democracy College Student Leadership Mission to Israel


Thirty college student leaders of all faiths who have not visited Israel will be selected for this important 10-day educational experience including touring, meeting political, cultural and community leaders and exploring Israel's diverse democracy. Students who serve in a significant leadership position in political, religious, athletic, cultural and/or educational groups on campus are encouraged to apply.

For a sample itinerary, please click here

Application including two college references and two short essays can be found below. General Application Submission is now CLOSED!  Application deadline for Jacksonville area students: Monday, September 14, 2015. Open to undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors (seniors graduating in December 2015 will not be eligible) in United States colleges and universities who are American citizens. All land expenses including most meals and air NY-TLV-NY have been covered by generous JNF donors.

I feel privileged to have shared this experience with such unique and bright students from around the U.S…
Stephanie P., University of Alabama

“I am departing Israel a much more informed citizen of the global community...
Kolby L., University of Texas-Austin”

For more information, call 212.879.9305 x245. Application must be completed in full before submission and will be reviewed once both references and the application have been received.

Please Note: Dates are tentative and subject to change.


First name
Last name
College or University
Year in school (2015-2016)
Home postal address
School postal address
School email
Home email
Home telephone (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
School telephone
Cell phone
Your major
Your minor (if applicable)
Parent name
Parent address
Parent phone number
Parent email address
Emergency contact name
Emergency contact relationship to you
Emergency contact phone number
Emergency contact email address
List your college activities, particularly highlighting leadership positions
List your community activities while in college, particularly highlighting leadership positions

Do you have any unique medical issues which will affect your participation in an international travel experience?

Please list two faculty references, one for academics and one acquainted with your qualities as a student leader. You can share this link with your references so they can submit your reference letters online:
Academic reference name
Email address
Leadership activities reference name
Email address
I verify that I have not previously visited Israel
I verify that I have a valid passport

Past International Travel

Please upload a passport style (2" x 2") photo.

Essay Questions

(No more than 250 words each)

Reflect upon an experience in your life that affected or transformed your leadership style.
Considering what you have seen in the news, learned in class, or heard on the street- what is your impression of Israel and why?



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