CSU Hillel Birthright Israel Trip
“If you want to visit Israel with friends or other students from your school, traveling with Hillel is an amazing way to go! Our trips are staffed by trained professionals from your campus who serve as resources long after the 10 days are over, making sure the community and connections that you build in Israel don’t fade away. Hillel consistently receives top ratings from Birthright for our guides, itineraries and activities, and our accommodations in Israel are among the best! Whether by camel, foot, or bus, we’ll show you everything that Israel has to offer and pack more amazing experiences than you imagine possible into just ten days! ”
Step by Step Guide for Registering for Birthright Israel
General notes about registration: After you have completed the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email from Birthright Israel.Don’t forget to click the link to confirm your email address. Your application isn’t complete until this happens! Often this email will go to your spam folder, so if you don’t see it in your inbox within a few hours of registering please check there. Additionally, don’t forget to pay your refundable deposit. In order to participate on a trip you must have a deposit of $250 in the system.
Step 1: Register
Visit www.freeisraeltrip.org/go. You will not be able to register with an “.edu” email address, so please make sure you have another email address available. Your email address will become your user ID, and you will need it and your password throughout the process.
Step 2: Application Part 1
Complete Part 1 (the primary application)
Part 1 of the application is administered by Birthright Israel. This is your primary application and includes 8 sections:
- Section 1: General Information – includes all contact information.
- Section 2: Trip Selection – this is where you select the CSU Hillel trip. Our trip provider is EZRA. You will be able to select a “Campus Trip” (with CSU students and staff) or select a “National Trip”/ “Another Hillel” (with other Hillel students from all over).
- Section 3: Jewish background
- Section 4: Previous Israel Experience
- Section 5: Essays
- Section 6: Trip Waiver
- Section 7: The Deposit
- Must put down a $250 refundable deposit for Winter 2016
- Section 8: Email Confirmation
- Check your spam folder!
Step 3: Application Part 2
(24–48 hours after Step 2)
Application Part 2 (Secondary Application only for Winter 2016 Applicants)
You will receive an email from Hillel with a link to your secondary application. This is Hillel’s part of the application, and is required only if you are going this summer! In this section, you will fill out your medical and emergency contact information, make requests for roommates (if applicable), and list any allergies or dietary information. You will also be able to upload a jpg file of your passport! You will receive a separate email about setting up a time for your interview through a service called sign up genius so there is no need to sign up for one your application.
If you are confirmed as a participant, after applications and interviews are completed, this is where you will find your travel information including your bus number, flight code, flight numbers, and a link to extend your stay in Israel.
Step 4: Interview
After you have completed your application, you will be contacted for an interview, which is a required part of the Birthright Israel application process. This allows us to get to know you better, determine your eligibility, and gives you the chance to ask any questions you might have.
Questions about your application or the registration process? Contact Alex Amchi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970–224-4246