Many think of trips to the Holy Land being for older people, perhaps even senior citizens but we believe that a trip to the Holy Land can be very life and faith affirming for students. We have student Israel tours more often that you think, and our second group after reopening since the start of the pandemic is a group of high school students from Norway. It’s possibly the biggest group to enter Israel at all since the March 2020!
What are the Advantages of a Student Israel Tour
When you are considering a student Israel tour, you may wonder if it is a good idea and if students will want to join. They certainly will!
Students are eager to explore the world and look for experiences that affirm their faith. They also enjoy seeing and experiencing new culture, and Israel has ample cultures in one place to do just that.
Israel itself sponsors trips for Jewish students from around the world called Birthright trips. These trips are called Taglit-Birthright Israel, also known as Birthright Israel or simply Birthright, is a not-for-profit educational organization that sponsors free ten-day heritage trips to Israel, Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights for young adults of Jewish heritage, aged 18–32. Taglit is the Hebrew word for ‘discovery. Israel chose to provide these free trips to encourage a love and appreciation of the land of Israel and the Jewish faith. Christians are finding that this is also important.
How to Plan a Student Israel Tour
It is important to remember a few things when starting to plan a student Israel tour.
Student Israel tours should be based in learning.
Some believe that perhaps student Israel tours are too academic or serious for students to want to participante in. That isn’t true! Israel is the center of the religious would and they most students want to take advantage of this opportunity to learn in the scene of where Christianity began. Plan the the tour with authentic and exciting stops around Jerusalem and the Galilee and make sure to include teaching along the way that they can reflect on for years to come.
While there is definitely the need for tours to be based in learning, it doesn’t mean they should be boring! Make sure to include fun and excitement on the tour as well! Consider fun things including hikes, white water rafting on the Jordan River, a fun restaurant experience, or maybe a fun concert by a messianic believer. Immanuel Tours can help you set up all these experiences and suggest more to help make this a truly once in a lifetime experience.
So much can be learned on a student Israel tour so contact one of our Immanuel Tours tour operators to get a no commitment proposal, including an itinerary and quotation. We look forward to welcoming you soon!