Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

Volunteer in Israel as an English Teacher: Israel Teaching Fellows

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a highly subsidized program thanks to the generosity of the Ministry of Education of the State of Israel and Masa Israel Journey. If you meet the eligibility requirements, the program is $1,000*


Breakdown of Tuition






Full Price
Masa Israel Grant *


Ministry of Education Grant
Price You Pay


+ A deposit of $300 is collected from all approved applicants to secure your place on the program.The remaining tuition must be paid 45 days prior to the program start date. Failure to do so will potentially forfeit your deposit and placement on the program.
Note: All prices listed are in US Dollars.



We encourage each participant to seek additional funding from their local Jewish Federations, synagogues or other local donors to help offset expenses. In many cases, participants could feasibly come on any of our programs without any out-of-pocket expenses except for their deposit.

For specific scholarship options, please see our Scholarship Directory.

Participation Terms & Conditions

* Participants must meet Masa 

requirements to be eligible for Masa Israel Grants:


    • Jewish
    • Does not have Israeli citizenship (if you do, you must have left Israel before your 14th birthday and have lived outside Israel for at least 4 years)
    • Have not been on an organized long-term program in Israel since September 2004
    • Have graduated high school by program start date
    • Will be under the age of 31 at the start of the program 

Payment Terms & Conditions

Upon your conditional acceptance to the program, you will be asked to make a deposit to secure your place in the program. Depending on the date of your acceptance, you may be asked for additional payments as well. A detailed outline of the Payment Terms & Conditions can be found below.



Terms & Conditions



A deposit is required to secure your place on an Israel Way program.

Payment Terms

Payment in full for the tuition for the program is due no later than 45 days prior to the beginning of the program.  Payments are accepted electronically via credit card and/or bank transfer. Our Payment Center allows payment by all major credit cards. When paying with a credit card, you will incur a 3.5% service fee. Payment is based on the program package rate for the services listed in the program agreement. Israel Way uses confidential negotiated industry rates and will not provide a breakdown of costs of the package.

Security Checks

Part of the tuition of your program depends on a grant from Masa. The money from this grant is not given to Israel Way until after the completion of the program. If a participant leaves the program at any time, no money is given by Masa to Israel Way for the participant. For this reason, in addition to the Deposit and Tuition, Israel Way is also requesting security checks to be held until the completion of the program. These checks will not be deposited unless the participant leaves the program before its completion. Since the amount of grant money from Masa varies by age, so does the security checks. All participants are required to provide checks in the amount of their Masa grant. The checks should be dated with specific dates. The first check should be dated the start date of your program. The second check should be dated 90 days later, etc. These checks are to be sent to our Israel office. You must include the Security Check Form (which can be found in your Registration Center) in the envelope with your check(s).

Refund & Cancellation:

Deposit Refund Policy

A deposit is required to secure your spot on the Israel Way: Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program. Deposits made are non-refundable.  


Tuition Refund Policy

If a cancellation is made more than 45 days before the start date of the program, a full refund of tuition paid will be given (excluding the deposit). If a cancellation is made 30-44 days before the start date of the program, a 50% refund of tuition paid will be given (excluding the deposit). If a cancellation is made 15-29 days before the program start date, a 25% refund of tuition paid will be given (excluding the deposit). Cancellations less than 15 days before the start date of the program will not receive any refund.

All cancellations must be sent by e-mail to: info@destinationisrael.com

Medical Insurance
Israel Way requires participants to be covered by Israeli medical insurance. Participants are required to purchase the medical insurance package from Israel Way (except for programs that include insurance) that covers them for the entire length of their program. If a participant leaves the program for any reason prior to its completion, the insurance package is canceled and no refund is provided. 

Failure to Complete the Program
If you leave the program - due to expulsion or a personal decision - you will lose your program deposit and will receive no refund on your tuition. You will also risk losing one or all of your security checks. The amount deposited will be at the sole discretion of Israel Way. 

In case of force majeure, the only penalties we will charge will be those charged to Israel Way by our suppliers. In no case is Israel Way required to present justification for the penalties and their amounts. In case of participation cancellation during the trip, no refund will be given for unused services and all expenses and all costs relating to returning the participant to his or her home will be the sole responsibility of the participant. If you are removed from the program before its completion, the above terms apply.