The Passport Way
Welcome to BBYO Passport — the leader in travel for Jewish teens and their families. Journey with us to Israel or explore a world of meaningful travel opportunities on five continents. All of our programs embrace pluralistic Jewish values and provide opportunities for inspiration, connection, and community. Learn More: Message to Parents
Prior affiliation with BBYO is not necessary to participate in any BBYO Passport experience.
Summer programs for high school and middle school teens represent our flagship experiences. Since 1956, BBYO has provided eye-opening journeys to Israel, and now to 18 different countries! Although every program is different, they all share the same core elements – active touring, cross-cultural interactions, and new friendships with fellow Jewish teens of all backgrounds and from around the world.
- Israel Experiences
Israel programs are at the heart of BBYO Passport. Since 1956, BBYO has shared the magic of a summer in Israel with Jewish teens of all backgrounds. Teens who travel to Israel during their high school years develop a profound understanding of Jewish history, can better appreciate the miracle of modern Israel and benefit from a stronger sense of their own Jewish identity. Learn More: Why Israel, Why Now
- Worldwide Experiences
Explore the cultural treasures of Western Europe, retrace the story of Jewish life in Poland, join a service experience in Bulgaria and the Dominican Republic, explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica and South Africa, bond with local teens in Argentina or stay closer to home in the American West. International travel presents a unique opportunity to reach out and touch our world, while gaining a new perspective on life at home.
The March of the Living is a two-week experience where teens from around the world come together to bear witness to the Holocaust in Poland and then travel to Israel to rejoice in the Jewish Homeland. The program commemorates Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) by marching from Auschwitz to Birkenau and celebrates Yom Ha'Atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) by dancing in the streets of Jerusalem. Learn More >>
Beyond is BBYO’s Israel-based gap year experience for graduated high school seniors. Participants can choose between a 5-month or 9-month experience. The program weaves together academic study, leadership development, community service, educational travel, and Jewish life experiences in Israel. Beyond is designed for aspiring students seeking a unique launch into adulthood. Learn More >>
The BBYO Passport experience is open to adults and families, too! Join an 8-12 day multi-generational trip to Israel – with dates scheduled throughout the summer and winter vacation seasons. Explore all of the highlights and discover Israel's off-the-beaten-path charm. We'll take care of the planning so that you can cherish the experience! Learn More >>