American Gap Year Association


The American Israel Gap Year Association (AIGYA) is THE recruitment vehicle for the Israel Gap Year across the denominational spectrum. Through counseling, educational resources, and social media AIGYA champions the cause of Jewish continuity through the Gap Year experience.

What people say about AIGYA:

Parents: Best Resource Ever!  As a first-time gap year parent I can’t thank you enough!

Students: AIGYA Instagram site @israelgapyear is like visiting Israel and helped me make my Israel Gap Year decision.

Counselors: I refer students to AIGYA site and Find Your Right Direction: The Israel Gap Year Guide as the resource we were waiting for.  AIGYA’s knowledge of the Israel Gap Year is second to none and I use it to follow-up to conversations with my students.

Your support helps make Israel the place of destination for student gap years helping them take ownership of their Jewish Identity and deepening their commitment to Israel.


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