USY Summer

For almost 60 years, USY has provided life-changing summer travel experiences for Jewish teens. Now it’s your turn – see where it takes you.

North America

“Classic” USY on Wheels: Travel coast to coast on this six-and-a half-week adventure. Meet the famous mouse in Disneyland. Watch the sunrise over the Grand Canyon. Eat your way through Hershey’s Chocolate World. View the historic Mount Rushmore. Stroll down the Santa Monica Pier. Rock out at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Discover a rainbow of natural phenomena in the blue and yellow waters of the Caldera in Yellowstone National Park.

USY on Wheels, East: See the best of the East Coast on this month-long summertime adventure. Make your dreams come true at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Try unique flavors at The World of Coca-Cola. Put your sticks up at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Discover America’s past time at Fenway Park. Experience the magnitude of Niagara Falls and Ruby Falls. View Toronto from above at the CN Tower. Get sneaky at the Spy Museum. Travel back in time with Angel Oak.

USY on Wheels, Western Exploration: *NEW* Explore the best of the West Coast on this month-long summertime adventure. Hike through Zion National Park, Jackson Hole, Bryce Canyon National Park and Yosemite. Meet the famous mouse at Disneyland. Watch the sunrise over the Southern Rim of the Grand Canyon. Ride pink jeeps around the red-rock buttes of Sedona. Travel the world in a day on the Las Vegas Strip.

USY on Wheels, Pacific Northwest: Explore the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest and top it off with a week-long Alaskan cruise. Surround yourself with glaciers on the open sea during a week-long Alaskan cruise. View Seattle from above at the top of the Space Needle. Shop your way through over 100 years of history at the Pike Place Market. Experience breathtaking views at Crater Lake National Park. Lose yourself among the trees on the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Meet alpacas in Oregon, sled dogs in Skagway and the famous mouse in Disneyland.

DREAM USY: Explore the beauty, move to the rhythms and taste the flavors of the Dominican Republic on this short service trip. Volunteer in the community. Take cooking and dance lessons. Relax on beautiful beaches. Kayak and paddleboard. Hike in the jungle. Learn about Dominican Jewish history at the Sosua Jewish Museum. Practice valuable Spanish skills.

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Eastern Europe/Israel Pilgrimage: Discover Eastern Europe before embarking on a four-week tour of Israel. Gain a deeper understanding of Jewish history at Auschwitz, Treblinka and the Lodz Jewish Cemetery. Discover the towering spires of Prague, the bustling creativity of Berlin (FIRST DEPARTURE ONLY) and the rolling countryside of Poland. Discover modern day Israel and explore its ancient past in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem’s Old City, the Negev desert, Tiberias and beyond.

Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar: Spend a week learning about the history and culture of Polish Jewry, then spend four weeks discovering modern day Israel. Walk among the history and culture of Polish Jewry in Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin. Gain a deeper understanding of Jewish history at the Warsaw Ghetto and Lodz Jewish Cemetery. Visit Majdanek, Treblinka, Sobibor and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. Discover modern day Israel and explore its ancient past in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem’s Old City, the Negev desert and beyond.

USY Israel Adventure: Discover modern day Israel and immerse yourself in its ancient past during this month-long tour. Explore Jerusalem’s Old City. Watch the sunrise atop Masada. Kayak on the Jordan River. Meet mystics in Tzfat. Snorkel in the Red Sea. Float in the Dead Sea. Live like a local at several kibbutzim.

L’Takayn Olam: Spend four weeks sightseeing, exploring and engaging in service projects in Israel. Volunteer at Bet Sefer Yuvalim, a school for children with cerebral palsy. Prepare and serve food at Beit Refael soup kitchen. Run activities for children at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center and Ofakim School for children with developmental disabilities. Prepare Shabbat meals for families in need at Bet Shechem. Care for the animals at the Haifa Educational Zoo. Discover modern day Israel and explore its ancient past in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem’s Old City, the Negev, Tiberias and beyond.

Innovation Israel: *NEW* Discover Israel as the start-up nation on this three-week tour. Attend the Start-Up Nation Boot Camp with top Israeli entrepreneurs in Tel Aviv and career exploration workshops with career counselors and American college interns. Get CPR certified and tour the facilities of Magen David Adom. Discover modern day Israel and explore its ancient past in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem’s Old City, the Negev desert, Tiberias and beyond.

 
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