2014 Dates and Prices

Applications for all of our programs are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited spaces are still available except as indicated below. Please contact the USY International Office with any questions or for more information about our programs.

North America

Program2014 Dates2014 Cost Grades *
“Classic” USY on WheelsJune 24 - August 7$7,190 ^9-11
USY on Wheels, Mission: MitzvahJune 24 - July 30$6,495 ^9-11
USY on Wheels, Pacific Northwest **June 23 - July 17
$5,2959-12
USY on Wheels, EastJune 30 - July 29
This program currently has a
waiting list
$5,0958
USY on Wheels, Campus Edition ***This trip has been cancelled for 2014.$2,50010-11
TivnUSY: Building Justice ***July 7-21$2,4959-12
USY's Mission to Cuba ***June 29 - July 7$3,4959-12

Israel and Europe

Program2014 Dates2014 CostGrades*
Eastern Europe/Israel PilgrimageJuly 1- August 10
This program currently has a
waiting list
$8,985 ^10-12
Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar1st departure:
June 23 - July 28;
2nd departure:
June 30 - August 3
1st departure:
$7,995 ^
2nd departure:
$7,895 ^
10-12
Italy/Israel PilgrimageJuly 1 - August 3$8,445 ^10-12
Israel Adventure PLUSThis trip has been cancelled for 2014.$6,990 ^10-12
USY Israel Adventure –
A Teen Tour of Israel
June 30 - July 28
This program currently has a
waiting list
$5,995 ^10-12
L’Takayn Olam –
A Social Action and
Sightseeing Experience in Israel
June 30 - July 29$5,995 ^10-12

Please note:

  • * “Grades” is the current grades (2013-14 school year) you must be in to participate.
  • ** USY on Wheels, Pacific Northwest, has a new and expanded route for 2014.
  • *** USY on Wheels, Campus Edition; USY’s Mission to Cuba’ and TivnUSY: Building Justice are new trips for 2014.
  • All prices are in U.S. dollars and are for 2014 trips.
    • ^ Indicates price for 2014 is unchanged from last year.
  • The cost of USY on Wheels includes the charter bus from the New York area (for “Classic”), Chicago (for Mission: Mitzvah), or Seattle (for Pacific Northwest), travel, room and board, gratuities, and admission fees.
  • Each Israel Pilgrimage program cost includes round trip airfare from New York, room and board, an approved medical plan, sightseeing tours with professional guides, gratuities and admission fees. All personal expenses are additional. Domestic flights are not included in the cost of USY summer programs. Extra baggage on your flights is additional.
  • For all USY Israel Pilgrimage trips, prices are subject to change, dependent on whether airlines chose to place a fuel surcharge on tickets. Such charges may be passed along directly to registered participants.

Scholarships

Scholarships are offered by the USY regions, local congregations and affiliated programs for qualifying USYers. For further information on these and other scholarship programs, contact your synagogue or regional USY director, or contact the USY International Office for more information.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

The cost of USY on Wheels includes the charter bus from the New York area (or Seattle, for Pacific Northwest), travel, room and board, gratuities, and admission fees.

Each USY Israel Pilgrimage program cost includes round-trip airfare from New York area (for “Classic”), Chicago (for Mission: Mitzvah), or Seattle (for Pacific Northwest), room and board, an approved medical plan, sightseeing tours with professional guides, gratuities and admission fees. All personal expenses are additional. Domestic flights are not included in the cost of USY summer programs. Extra baggage on your flights is additional.

A $750 deposit is required, with the balance to be paid on or before April 1.

Should an application be withdrawn for any reason, a $150 processing fee will be withheld provided such written cancellation is received by March 1, and then the following cancellation fee schedule applies:

  • March 1-31: $750
  • April 1 – May 3: $950
  • May 4-26: $1,200
  • May 27 – June 9: $2,000
  • June 10 – Departure: Full cost of Program

Please note: Additional cancellation fees may apply for all programs. You will be notified of such fees in advance.

USY does not provide trip cancellation or interruption insurance. Please contact your local insurance company or contact the USY International Office for recommended options.