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Applications are reviewed by the admissions committee in the order that they are received.

Important Dates

January 25, 2017

Application deadline for guaranteed space

Rolling Admissions

Applications are now open on a rolling admissions basis.

May 1, 2017

Enrollment Deposit Deadline

May 15, 2017

Full registration payment due in full

June 25-30, 2017
Young Leaders Seminar on Israel Studies

How to Apply

Congratulations on your invitation!

The first step to be considered for this unique student leadership opportunity is to verify your profile and confirm your interest. By acknowledging your interest, you are not making any commitment to attend or pay for the Seminar.

Use the exclusive link provided in your invitation to access your profile and confirm interest in the program.

After you acknowledge your interest and verify your profile, you will receive instructions via e-mail on how to access and complete your application.

If you were nominated by a high school counselor, principal, or teacher, please follow the instructions included in your nomination email.

Step 1: Verify Profile

  • Visit the exclusive link provided in your invitation.

Step 2: Complete Application

  • Complete the Seminar application, including responses to two essay questions. There is a $35 application fee.
  • Read about our need-based scholarships and payment plan option. If applying for a need-based scholarship, please submit all required documentation. Financial Aid is decided on a rolling basis.
  • Download and review the Fundraising Guide to learn effective fundraising strategies to help finance your Seminar costs.

Step 3: Complete Registration Documents

  • The Young Leaders Seminar on Israel Studies will notify you of your admissions decision.
  • Upon notification of approval, you must submit a $250 deposit or pay the $2,180 registration in full to secure your spot.
  • You must also complete your medical form and travel information. These forms will be available via the registration system upon receipt of payment.

The full Seminar Tuition is due by May 1, 2017.

The delegates and his/her parent/guardian must agree to abide by the Young Leaders Seminar on Israel Studies Delegate Honor Code. Because safety and security are our top priority, any violations of the Delegate Honor Code will result in immediate dismissal from the Seminar at the delegate's expense.

Only students who have paid their registration in full will be considered eligible to attend the Seminar.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing and sent via mail to the Office of High School Programs or via email to

Cancellation made prior to May 1, 2017, will receive 100% of tuition with the exception of the $250 non-refundable deposit.

Cancellations made prior to May 22, 2017, will receive 50% of tuition with the exception for the $250 non-refundable deposit. 

Cancellations made after May 22, 2017, will forfeit all tuition paid.

Delegates who are dismissed from the Young Leaders Seminar on Israel Studies for violations of the Delegate Honor Code or who leave the Seminar early for any reason are not eligible for a refund.