The Birthright Israel Excel internship covers the cost of the flight from New York City. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for travel to the point of departure and for getting home after returning to New York.
In order to travel to Israel, you must hold a U.S. Passport that is valid for a minimum of six months beyond your ticketed date of return. If you hold a valid passport from another country, check with your closest Israeli consulate to find out if you face any travel restrictions.
Birthright Israel Excel will provide medical insurance which covers most medical concerns throughout your participation on the program. It will not cover pre-existing conditions and will only be effective with proof of coverage from your local medical insurance. In addition, you may want to purchase travel insurance that covers the following:
• Insurance in case your connecting flight is delayed or canceled
• Insurance in case you need to cancel the trip due to a family medical emergency
• Insurance in case your baggage is lost, damaged, or stolen
• Insurance in case of stolen or lost personal property, including personal computers - such insurance should cover loss that occurs on properties not rented by participant directly.
Be at the airport for your Israel flight no later than four hours prior to the flight. People with connecting flights should consider the possibility of bad weather or delay. When arriving to the terminal of the departure city, participants should look for a Birthright Israel Excel staff member, who will be standing near the ticketing counter for check-in of the designated airline.