Discover           Media           Contact         FAQs   

Update on BU Birthright During COVID-19:

Due to COVID-19, we do not anticipate hosting winter 2020-21 BU Birthright Trips. If you are interested in registering for a trip in the future, please email Zeke Parsons ( to meet and learn more. Below describes what a trip is actually like with BU Birthright – take a look!

Join your friends and many other Boston University students on the trip of a lifetime!

Why go on Birthright?

  • Form lasting friendships with fellow BU students
  • Travel abroad for free with your friends
  • Access BU Birthright events and opportunities (yes, this means free food)
  • Be eligible for future trips to Israel, including internships and future work opportunities

View Media from our Most Recent Trip!

“Birthright was the trip of a lifetime. The country was beautiful and I met great friends, ate great food, and rode a camel!” – Alden Lebov CAS 20′


Zeke Parsons, Birthright/IACT Coordinator

Check out BU Birthright’s Facebook page


Who organizes the trip?

Boston University Hillel has teamed up with Israel Outdoors to provide an amazing trip to Israel.

Can I bring non-BU friends?

Absolutely! If there is space on the trip we’d love you to bring them.

Are there other opportunities to travel to Israel after Birthright?

Yes! There are many options from interning through Onward Israel or Masa Israel to applying to The David Project. Let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll help find the best opportunity for you.

What do I have to pay?

The trip is absolutely free! Birthright covers two meals a day, transportation, lodging, and all of the activities. Be prepared to pay for lunch every day and souvenirs (if you want them). A tip is also suggested (for our awesome drivers and tour educators).

Whats the application like?

You can find out more about the application process and eligibility requirements here. You can also meet with Danielle here to go over it together.

Do I have to be religious?

Nope! Birthright is for anyone and everyone regardless of how “Jewish” you are.

What does a birthright trip look like?

Click here to see a sample itinerary