Israel Experience Program (IEP)

The Israel Experience Program (IEP) offered by Hebrew Theological College enables a student to spend a year of intensive study in an Israeli yeshiva or seminary while earning college credit. Most students find the year in Israel a challenging and enriching experience that serves as a guide in developing a lifestyle consonant with Torah values.

Through agreements with selected Israeli institutions representing a wide range of yeshivot and seminaries, Hebrew Theological College can assist in some of the details involved in planning a year-long stay. And by providing academic advising and counseling to students before and after their year in Israel, the College can help students ensure that they receive maximum benefit in Torah achievement as well as attain additional educational goals both in Israel and upon their return.


Each student attends the Israeli institution most suited to his/her background and needs. By design, Hebrew Theological College has established its program at a wide range of institutions. A detailed list of institutions with which the College has agreements is also part of the IEP brochure, available for download below.

Admission Procedures

The applicant will apply to Hebrew Theological College for acceptance to the Israel Experience Program prior to the semester for which enrollment is desired. As part of the admissions process, the student will discuss with HTC counselors the Israeli institution selected by the student as well as the role of the Israel Experience Program in the student’s long-range academic plan. Upon acceptance, the student is then enrolled in the Hebrew Theological College Israel Experience Program and is recognized as such by the Israeli institution.

The deadline for admission to HTC’s Israel Experience Program for the 2016-2017 school year has been extended until June 30, 2016.  

Click here to download Registration Procedures and Application (2016-2017)



Each institution affiliated with Hebrew Theological College’s Israel Experience Program has established its own tuition and fee schedules. Payment to the affiliated Israeli institution is the responsibility of the student and parents.

Hebrew Theological College charges a one-time non-refundable application fee of $100 and program fee of $1,500.

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(Please note: Non-refundable late fees may be assessed for applications submitted after the deadline. For full listing of dates and fees, please refer to the Registration Procedures.)

Financial Aid

Tuition and fees are paid directly to the Israeli institution and are the responsibility of the student. Students who may be eligible for governmental financial aid should complete the FAFSA online at 

Please review the current Israel Experience Program brochure for details.

IEP Brochures and Application For 2016-2017 (PDF Format):

IEP Forms Once Accepted


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