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Welcome to BBYO Passport—the leader in travel for Jewish teens and their families. Journey with us to Israel or explore a world of meaningful travel opportunities on five continents. All of our programs embrace pluralistic Jewish values and are designed to provide opportunities for inspiration, connection, and community. Prior involvement with BBYO not necessary. Summer programs for high school and middle school teens are our flagship experiences. Since 1956, BBYO has provided eye-opening journeys to Israel, and now to 16 different countries! Although every program is different, they all share the same core elements—active touring, cross-cultural interactions and new friendships with fellow Jewish teens of all backgrounds from around the world. The March of the Living is a two-week international experience where teens from around the world come together to bear witness to the destruction of the Holocaust in Poland and then travel to Israel to rejoice in the Jewish Homeland. The program commemorates Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) by marching from Auschwitz to Birkenau and celebrates Yom Ha'Atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) in the streets of Jerusalem. Beyond is BBYO’s Israel-based gap year experience for Jewish students following their high school graduation. Participants can choose between a 5-month or 9-month experience. The program weaves together academic study, leadership development, community service, educational travel, and Jewish life experiences in Israel. The program is designed for aspiring students seeking a unique launching point into adulthood. The BBYO Passport experience is open to adults and families, too! Join an 8-15 day multi-generational trip to Israel or Europe. Let us take care of all the planning so that you can focus on the experience. Be a part of a close-knit touring community and create your next travel memories with us.

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  • 1. Start Your Journey 2014 EXPERIENCES GUIDES U M M E R TE E N TR AVE L MARCH OF THE LIVING BEYOND GAP YE AR A D U L T & F A M I LY T R A V E LMasada, Israel 1

2. Welcome to BBYO Passportthe leader in travel for Jewish teens and their families. Journey with us to Israel or explore a world of meaningful travel opportunities on five continents. All of our programs embrace pluralistic Jewish values and are designed to provide opportunities for inspiration, connection, and community.Why Travel Jewishly? Exploring new places is inherently enriching; doing so with a diverse group of Jewish peers can be uniquely powerful. No matter your Jewish background or level of observance, we strive to create a sense of community on the road where everyone feels welcome. Connecting through our shared identity and learning about our colorful history in every corner of the globe will ensure that you not only have a great summer, but a meaningful one, too.Prior involvement with BBYO not necessary.2141618Summer Teen TravelMarch of the LivingBeyondGap YearAdult & Family TravelSummer programs for high school and middle school teens are our flagship experiences. Since 1956, BBYO has provided eye-opening journeys to Israel, and now to 16 different countries! Although every program is different, they all share the same core elementsactive touring, cross-cultural interactions and new friendships with fellow Jewish teens of all backgrounds from around the world.The March of the Living is a two-week international experience where teens from around the world come together to bear witness to the destruction of the Holocaust in Poland and then travel to Israel to rejoice in the Jewish Homeland. The program commemorates Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) by marching from Auschwitz to Birkenau and celebrates Yom Ha'Atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) in the streets ofJerusalem.Beyond is BBYOs Israel-based gap year experience for Jewish students following their high school graduation. Participants can choose between a 5-month or 9-month experience. The program weaves together academic study, leadership development, community service, educational travel, and Jewish life experiences in Israel. The program is designed for aspiring students seeking a unique launching point into adulthood.The BBYO Passport experience is open toadults and families, too! Join an 8-15 day multi-generational trip to Israel or Europe. Let us take care of all the planning so that you can focus on the experience. Be a part of a close-knit touring community and create your next travel memories with us. 3. Summer Teen TravelBBYOPASSPORT.ORGChart Your Own Course Passport makes it easy to experience the world the way you want. Trips depart every Tuesday from mid-June to late July. Travel experiences range from ten days to six weeks. Many of our programs are modular which means that two individual programs can be linked together for maximum summer globetrotting travel.Worldwide ExperiencesIsrael programs are at the heart of BBYO Passport. Since 1956, BBYO has been sharing the magic of a summer in Israel with Jewish teens. Teens who travel to Israel during their high school years develop a profound understanding of Jewish history; can better appreciate the miracle of modern Israel, and benefit from a stronger sense of their own Jewish identitywithout any specific denominational or ideological approach.Explore the cultural treasures of Western Europe, retrace the story of Jewish life in Poland, join a service experience in Bulgaria, explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica and South Africa, or stay closer to home on an adventure in the American West. International teen travel presents a unique opportunity to reach out and touch our world, while gaining a new perspective on life at home.Parents and Teens Agree Parents know that BBYO Passport experiences will be enriching and meaningful. Teens know that they have signed on for the adventure of a lifetime. Its truly the best of both worlds.Membership Not Required Passport programs are open to all Jewish teens regardless of prior BBYO involvement. In fact, typical trips are evenly comprised of members and non-members.Specialized Staff Teams Passport programs are staffed by a select group of licensed guides, community professionals, informal educators and emerging leaders. Many of our staff return each summer and bring a passion for leadership, mentoring, and creating inspirational travelexperiences.Adult & Family Travel2All Jewish Teens Passport programs embrace pluralistic Jewish values and are appropriate for Jewish teens of all backgrounds. No matter your Jewish background or level of observance, we strive for everyone to feelwelcome.Israel ExperiencesBeyondGap YearWorldwide Destinations Passport programs travel to Israel and destinations as diverse as Italy, Costa Rica, South Africa, France, Spain, England, Poland, Bulgaria, the Western USA, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, Gibraltar, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.March of the LivingBBYO Passport is the most popular provider of Jewish teen travel experiences. Heres whySummer Teen TravelYour Ticket to the World This Summer Join us for a summer of new experiences and new friendships. BBYO Passport organizes the most popular summer travel programs for Jewish high school and middle school teens. Our trips are open to anyone with a spirit for adventure and a desire to experience the full color of the world. All Jewish teens can participate prior BBYO involvement is not required.La Fortuna, Costa Rica3 4. Summer Teen TravelIsrael I wasnt sure what to expect, but everything we did in Israel was exciting and fun and eye opening. I really had no idea how beautiful Israel was going to be until I went on this trip. Lauren S. / Malvern, PA Israel JourneyNegev Desert, Israel21 DaysMarch of the LivingISRAEL JOURNEY*Departing every Tuesday from June 17 to July 15BBYO Passports most popular Israel experience. Journey from the Galilee in the north to the tropical Red Sea in the south. Experience a Shabbat in Jerusalem, watch the sunrise from on top of Masada, and tap into the innovative spirit of Tel Aviv. Israel Journey is a well-balanced opportunity to explore the history, natural beauty, and modern culture of the Jewish Homeland. $5,150 ISRAEL JOURNEY PLUS28 DaysJune 24 July 21 / July 1 28 / July 8 August 4BeyondGap YearExtend Israel Journey with an elective and enrichment week. During the first part of the week, participants choose from either a Sea-to-Sea Hike or a Culture & Innovation Tour. The second part of the week is dedicated to living in and supporting a local community through a series of service projects and cross-cultural exchanges. $5,950 TREK ISRAEL*BBYO BYachad 2014 CelebrationJuly 1 July 21All of the core elements of the Israel Journey program combined with a special focus on connecting to the beauty of the Land of Israel through a series of active outdoor experiencesincluding a Sea-to-Sea Hike and a desert orienteering challenge in the heart of the Negev Desert. $5,150 INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR ISRAEL (ILSI)*21 DaysJuly 1 July 21ILSI is an elite leadership program designed for BBYO members and welcomes Jewish teens from around the world. The experience combines educational touring, leadership training, interactive seminars and meaningful community service. Gain a fuller understanding of Jewish history, an appreciation for the complexity of modern Israel, and an enduring connection to the Jewish People and Jewish State. $5,550Adult & Family TravelThis coming July 2014, BBYO Passport will convene hundreds of teens on nearly all of our Israel trips for a massive celebration. The name of the event, BBYO BYachad, is Hebrew for the word togetherness. True to its name, the 2013 event drew together an international community of Jewish teens from South Africa, Australia, Turkey, Bulgaria, France, Israel, and from 41 states and provinces in the USA and Canada. Join us for the party of the summer in 2014!21 Days* KEEP THE MEMORIES GOING! THIS TRIP CAN BE COMBINED WITH A 7-DAY ISRAEL EXTENSION PROGRAM MANY PROGRAMS CAN BE CONNECTED TOGETHER. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE PAGE 11.4BBYOPASSPORT.ORG5 5. EuropeSummer Teen TravelEurope +IsraelTo walk through and touch actual history in Europe is the most amazing thing. You can read about it in books, but it is not till you come here that you really get it. Aaron L. / Plainview, NY Israel Journey-Central14 DaysMarch of the LivingWESTERN EUROPE DISCOVERYJune 24 July 7 / July 1 14 / July 22 August 4Travel to the grand capitals of Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and London. Visit the Anne Frank Home, the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa, Normandy, and Big Ben. Experience the highlights, heritage, and treasures of Western Europe. $4,950Eiffel Tower, FranceITALY DISCOVERY14 DaysJune 24 July 7 / July 8 21SPAIN DISCOVERYISRAEL JOURNEY CENTRAL*30 DaysJune 29 July 28Travel to Prague and Budapest to explore the cultural riches and achievements of the Jewish People in Europe. Continue on to Poland and bear witness to the destruction of the Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow, and Warsaw. From Europe, journey to Israel for a three-week Israel Journey experience and celebrate the renewal of the Jewish People in the Land of Israel. $7,540 28 DaysJuly 1 July 28Enjoy a weeklong tour of Spains Andalusia region, followed by the core three-week Israel Journey experience. Retrace Jewish history during the Golden Age of Spain, climb the Rock of Gibraltar, and soak up the sun on Spains famous Costa Del Sol. Then travel on to Israel for a once-in-a-lifetime journey from north to south and from sea to sea. $7,350 * KEEP THE MEMORIES GOING! THIS TRIP CAN BE COMBINED WITH A 7-DAY ISRAEL EXTENSION PROGRAM6BBYOPASSPORT.ORGJune 24 July 7Explore the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Toledo, Cordoba and Granada. View the art of Picasso, climb the Rock of Gibraltar, tour the Alhambra Palace, and spend a Shabbat on