Year Course is a 9 month long program for recent high school graduates who can take college-level classes to earn a year of credits, volunteer in a variety of locations, learn Hebrew, travel and visit historic sites throughout the country, and learn how to be independent adults. While on Year Course, participants live for 3 months each in Jerusalem, Bat Yam, and Arad. Each of these cities offer a unique living experience and community in which participants will be immersed.
For those who want to explore specific interests, we offer Specialty Tracks, including Medicine, Arts, Sports, a new Journalism/Photography option, a new leadership program, overseas travel on Olami, and much more.
Year Course is the longest running and largest gap year program in Israel. Currently on its 55th year, with 300 participants on Year Course 2011-12! Feel free to follow the Year Course blog to hear stories from current participants - http://www.yearcourse.org/blog/ . Join the YC Facebook Fan Page to see what others are saying about Year Course!