The Jewish Gap Year Program includes Ten Months of Jewish Learning, Professional Development Courses & Training, 3 Professional Internships and 4 Countries
An Unforgettable Experience of A Lifetime
Time invested at JAcademy will pay dividends for years to come.
Berlin, London and Israel
We provide students with practical work experience in Berlin, London and Israel. Students can apply themselves to building up great resumes in their dream fields, or use the opportunity to try out three totally separate career areas - all of which provide participants with clarity and professional direction.The point of the internships is to get real work experience, to improve his/her workplace English skills, and to allow one to develop a network of colleagues in the relevant areas. JAcademy students may participate in an internship in a law firm, marketing group, laboratory, or in a hotel management office. The list of possibilities is long and varied, and the choice belongs to the student. A certificate of completion will be given for every internship, and students may receive letters of reference as well.
Articles & StatsThe gap year phenomenon is gaining popularity in Germany and around the world. The year typically falls between high school and university, or between Bachelor and Master’s degrees. Top-notch universities, such as Harvard, encourage their students to take a gap year. JAcademy provides students with the opportunity to experience an enriching year of professional and personal development in one, compact gap year -- providing maximum value for one's time. Recommended book readings include: The Education of Millionaires, by Michael Ellsberg The Gap-Year Advantage, by Karl Haigler
LinksHere are some additional articles extolling the value of the Gap Year experience: Delaying College to Fill in the Gaps Ways a gap year expedition abroad can improve your career prospects Why Your High School Senior Should Take a Gap Year 10 Reasons You Should Take A Gap Year The Gap Year Advantage Gap Year Data & Benefits
During the program's time in Berlin, students reside in a unique, highly-acclaimed, artistic, modern facility. JAcademy headquarters is located in the heart of Berlin, in the central district known as Mitte. The district's designers explain: "This city district is the playing field of the city of Berlin - and the players are not only politicians, the rich, or the famous. Mitte is so many things: an artistic center, social center, center of political power, and a fertile ground for the digital avant garde, full of entrepreneurs. The whole world comes to Berlin, and they all come for just one thing: Berlin-Mitte."