Bnei Akiva Olamit: Kivun & Mechina

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If you are looking to experience Israel in a religious, Zionist, co-ed atmosphere Bnei Akiva Olamit offers two unique gap year programs!

Kivun is a 9-month program offering an independent living experience, based in apartments in Jerusalem. Together with friends from around the world, you’ll learn to shop, cook and clean alone (with the guidance of our staff) – then branch-out for satellite programs around Israel: Kibbutz, community volunteering and a choice of MDA or the Marva army course. The program is highlighted by a 2-month professional internship, Jewish and Zionist learning throughout, and exceptional tiyulim such as Shvil Yisrael.

Mechina is a 6-month intense and challenging leadership program that develops skills for life. Together with Israelis and participants from around the globe, you’ll live in Kibbutz Migdal Oz, speaking English for the first 3 months and then only Hebrew. You will discover the land of Israel and its people, and experience relevant Jewish and Zionist learning, navigation skills, fitness, training, personal development, and so much more. It’s an incredible process of learning, self-empowerment, and preparation for the IDF or for leadership roles in your community.

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