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Years of creating life-changing experiences for students
Thrive alumni who say studying in Israel was one of their best decisions
Success rate of converting students into lifelong hummus-lovers
So why do hundreds of students choose to study abroad in Israel?
Settle in Israel, explore the world
Israel is centrally located, just a short flight from all the popular cities on your bucket list.
Come, see, conquer
Make a difference with volunteer work and student activism that directly benefits disadvantaged locals.
A culture lover’s dream
Israeli life is unlike any other. Discover Israeli culture, meet locals, visit exotic markets, and eat delicious Mediterranean food.
The party that never ends
Experience “The Nonstop City,” and explore Tel Aviv’s world-renowned clubs, bars, and concerts.
A land as old as time
Connect with your nation’s rich heritage and history in a land that boasts many beautiful, ancient sites to visit.
Sunshine, with a side of hummus
Israel’s warm climate makes for pleasant, sunny days spent hanging with friends in parks or laying on beautiful beaches.
Matt Weiss, UPenn alum, chose Israel over Barcelona. Here’s why.
Heard it through the grapevine
Meet Thrive. Your Israel experience. But so much better.
Thrive offers students the unique opportunity to study abroad in an immersive, transformative Israeli experience. Our rich program is spread over 22 weeks, offering students a perfect balance of scheduled adventures and free time.
Own your semester
Whatever you’re into, find it at Thrive. Be it business, startups, music, or art, we’ll connect you with the things that fire you up
Not your mom’s Birthright trip
Your semester abroad in Israel won’t be a glorified vacation. Settle in Israel for a semester, making it home in your heart forever, no matter where you live.
Birds of a feather
Connect with friends who become family for life. Spend a semester with like-minded individuals who are passionate about leadership, their Jewish identities, and making a difference.
Thrive offers unique opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.
Tick off items that haven’t yet made it to your bucket list
Israel in depth
Gain insider knowledge of Israeli politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict through exclusive meetings with political journalists, human rights activists, and key figures.
Explore Israel’s latest innovations and meet with CEOs of Wix, Lemonade, Fiverr, WeWork, and other top Israeli companies.
Army boot camp
Meet soldiers from all walks of Israeli life over a full weekend. Experience a lifelike simulation of the IDF’s rigorous boot camp training.
Thrive students hail from far and wide
You gotta see it to believe it Check out Thrive in action
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