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    BIRTHRIGHT ISRA​EL EXCEL

    An elite 10-week summer fellowship program in Israel for college students and graduating seniors who are pursuing careers in business and/or technology.


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    North America & Israeli Peer Applicants
    Registration for summer 2016 is now closed.

    The Excel Ventures Program
    Registration for the new entrepreneurship track
    in summer 2016 is now closed





     
    • SELECT SUMMER BUSINESS INTERNSHIP

      Our program offers competitive in-depth summer internships with leading companies in the areas of consulting, venture capital, finance, bio-tech and more. Throughout your internship you will hone your skills in financial modeling, sharpen your competence in market/industry research, and learn what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

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    • EXCEL ALUMNI NETWORK​

      As students return from their internships in Israel, they become part of the Birthright Israel Excel Leadership Network. As part of this network, the participants convene for an annual retreat where they meet with prominent business leaders, politicians and leadership educators.

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    • ISRAELI PEERS​

      Israelis can apply to be a part of the Birthright Israel Excel program as an "Israeli Peer". This is an exclusive opportunity to meet with leaders in the Israeli business world and build one-on-one connections with your peers from abroad.

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      • TESTIMONIAL

        FROM A PARTICIPANT

        Combining my love of Israel and Jewish people with my love for business and entrepreneurship truly made this summer one that I will never forget

        Ilan R., 2013
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        FROM A PARTICIPANT

        Excel introduced me to dozens of preeminent Israeli business, military, and political leaders. 40 inspiringly-motivated North Americans are paired with 40 incredible Israelis, ...

        Elissa L., 2014
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        FROM AN ISRAELI PEER

        The program's strength lies in its ability to combine professional content with social opportunities: a winning combination which united us as a group.

        Ammie W., 2013
      • TESTIMONIAL

        FROM A PARTICIPANT

        I knew that Excel would provide me with invaluable work experience, but I did not expect to create so many life-long friendships with Israelis and Americans

        Victor V., 2013
      • TESTIMONIAL

        FROM FROM AN ISRAELI PEER

        We had the opportunity to hear and engage in discussions with leading figures of the Startup Nation while dealing with the complex situation of a military operation in the south...

        Itay Kimia, 2014
      • TESTIMONIAL

        FROM A PARTICIPANT

        Working in a professional setting in Israel helped me to understand and develop my strengths as an aspiring professional

        Benjamin B., 2011
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        FROM FROM AN ISRAELI PEER

        The program represents the main vision of Taglit-Birthright Israel as it encompasses Judaism and Zionism but Excel adds the aspect of business, technology and innovation. The e...

        Asif Karadi, 2014
      • TESTIMONIAL

        FROM A PARTICIPANT

        I sat in on a dozen pitches by startup companies, and not only learned about industry trends, but also picked the brains of venture capitalists

        Caroline B., 2012
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        FROM A PARTICIPANT

        The work experience I gained, the people I met, the connections I made, and the amazing time I had touring Israel was an invaluable experience

        Todd A., 2011
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        FROM A PARTICIPANT

        I embarked upon this journey with the intention of strengthening my personal identity as a Jew, a leader and future businessman

        Steven G., 2011
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