Through study abroad and other travel opportunities, students can connect with Jewish communities around the world.

Study abroad

Trinity offers opportunities for students to study abroad at numerous approved programs in Israel. These programs include:

  • Hebrew University (Jerusalem)
  • Tel Aviv University
  • University of Haifa
  • Technion (Haifa)

Students are welcome to petition the Office of International Programs if they are interested in pursuing other programs in Israel. For more information, visit the Office of International Programs.

Birthright Israel

Birthright Israel is an organization that seeks to ensure the future of the Jewish people by strengthening Jewish identity, Jewish communities, and connection with Israel via a trip to Israel for the majority of Jewish young adults from around the world. Birthright Israel trips connect Jewish students and young professionals to their Jewish journey and identities; to Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people; and, upon return, to their Jewish communities.

Trinity College Hillel has sponsored many campus Birthright trips to Israel in recent years. These trips usually take place in conjunction with other colleges and universities, providing opportunities to build relationships with students from nearby schools.

All Hillel trips provide meaningful Jewish experiences and opportunities for students of all Jewish backgrounds to explore their tradition. During Birthright Israel trips, students explore Jewish history, Israeli history, and current Israeli life through tours, hikes, and unique activities. Hillel stays connected with students after the trip, enabling and empowering you to continue examining your relationship to Israel and to the Jewish people in your community.

For more information on upcoming Birthright Israel trips, contact The Very Rev. Marcus Halley while a search is conducted for a new director of Hillel and Jewish life.