All program participants must have a passport that is valid for at least 7 months from the date of return to the US.  As part of the application process, participants are required to provide a copy of their valid passport through the secondary application or via email (

US Citizens that do not have a passport can click here to begin the process of obtaining one as it can be a lengthy process. Once you’ve been assigned to a trip, you can email us ( for a passport expedite letter if necessary.

If a participant passport has been issued from countries other than Canada, the United States, Great Britain or Israel, it is the participant’s responsibility to obtain a VISA, if needed, for Israel.

For participant’s that hold Israeli citizenship (either by birth or via a parent with Israeli citizenship) it is very important to contact the Israeli Embassy/Consulate to obtain documents that are essential for travel to and from Israel.

Please note: If a participant does not provide us with a copy of a valid passport by the document submission deadline, the participant will not be permitted to join the program.