Getting Started

Getting started leading a student trip to Israel starts with you: Why are you doing it? What are your goals? Who will you tap to help you make it happen?

  • Map out clear goals for the trip; these will influence the kinds of participants and co-leaders you recruit and how you shape and design your itinerary
  • Assemble a team of three to five strong, capable co-leaders to share decision-making and responsibilities
  • At a high level, set priorities in terms of the mix of educational, tourist, and recreational content you want the trip to contain
  • Build partnerships by reaching out early to previous trip leaders, mentors, and potential sponsors
  • Set a trip size; best practice is to have one student leader to every 12-14 participants
  • Plan with an eye towards trip sustainability in years to come