Divisions & Programs Programs IEP - Israel Experience Program

Israel Experience Program (IEP)

The Israel Experience Program (IEP) of Hebrew Theological College enables HTC students to spend a year of college study in a yeshiva or seminary in Israel. A year in Israel is a challenging and enriching experience that serves as a guide in developing a lifestyle consonant with Torah values. Students can earn up to 30 credits for their Fall and Spring semesters of college studies and are provided academic advising to map out their course of study upon their return, culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Enrollment in Hebrew Theological College’s, Israel Experience Program is a mutual commitment. We expect students to complete their undergraduate studies at Hebrew Theological College. Students may not hold a deferral at another institution while enrolled in HTC and participating in the Israel Experience Program.  Click here to download a PDF of Enrollment Logistics and Application Instructions


Apply to Hebrew Theological College:

To apply to HTC, please visit www.htc.edu/apply and you will be directed to our HTC/Touro Online Application System.   Please refer to the application requirements found in the application instructions to determine your eligibility for consideration to HTC.

Click here for application instructions 

Application Deadlines and PROGRAM cost:

Students who submit their completed application to HTC by April 30, are eligible for the discounted non-refundable program fee of $1000, which is due by August 2nd. The regular program fee of $1,250 will be assessed for applications received on or after May 1st.  Applications will not be accepted after June 15.  Students who complete their year in Israel, will receive a tuition credit of $500 towards their first fall or spring semester when returning to Hebrew Theological College.

Participation Agreement:

Once accepted to Hebrew Theological College, you will recieve a Participation Agreement and you must submit your signed copy along with the program fee by August 2nd.  Click here to download

 Financial Aid and Scholarships:

HTC encourages students to explore local and national Financial Aid opportunities to help offset the cost of their education while enrolled at HTC and participating in the IEP.  HTC Students may qualify for federal and state grants and student loans.

Additional Enrollment Information:

1. Enrollment in IEP is the first year of your baccalaureate degree at Hebrew Theological College.
2. Acceptance to the IEP Program is contingent on the completion of all admission requirements and acceptance to Hebrew Theological College.
3. Should you enroll in the IEP Program you will be required to participate in all Hebrew Theological College meetings and programs scheduled specifically for you in Israel. These include presentations by Rabbeim, faculty and deans geared to assist in academic planning.

To learn more about the Israel experience Program, please contact our offices. For Men’s division please call (847) 982-2500 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For women’s division please call (773) 973-0241 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To Do Checklist:

Apply to HTC

  • Submit HTC application with all supplemental information required for admission

HTC must receive the following by August 2nd:

  • Non-refundable IEP Program Fee - (See Application Deadlines and Program Cost section for fees)
  • Signed Participation Agreement 
  • Final High School Transcript
  • Immunization Form



  • Phone: (847) 982-2500
  • Fax: (847) 674-6381
  • htc@htc.edu
  • 7135 N. Carpenter Rd.
    Skokie, IL 60077


Hebrew Theological College is authorized to operate as a postsecondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education