I have been to Israel before, am I still eligible?
It depends. Taglit-Birthright Israel strongly believes in the value of the peer trip experience. Therefore, if you have been to Israel before but only with your family or on other personal business, you are still eligible.
However, if you have been to Israel as part of a touring group, educational program, study program or an organized extended residential program since you were 12 years old, you are not eligible.
If you participated on the March of the Living when you were in high school you are eligible to participate on one of our programs once you turn 22 years of age. There are a few other programs such as Volunteer programs like Magen David Adom, participation in the Maccabiah games, middle school class trips and Federation P2K programs, that do not affect your eligibility.
If you were born in Israel or are an Israeli citizen you are only eligible if you left Israel before the age of 12. If you have served in the Israeli Army or volunteered on an Israel Army base, you are not eligible.