The following is a detailed explanation of the registration process for Birthright Israel trips with Israel Outdoors. Please take a moment to read these details carefully so that you will be prepared when registration opens.
Submit the online Birthright Israel Primary Application. This link only becomes active once registration opens. If you applied in the past, you will be able to re-activate your Primary Application even earlier. There are a total of eight steps to the Primary Application:
Your application will ONLY be considered complete after you have submitted the full online Taglit-Birthright Israel application, including the $250 refundable trip deposit. The sooner you complete the above steps, the better your chances of getting on the trip that you want. You will only be able to submit these forms once actual registration opens.
NOTE: We highly recommend completing your entire Primary Application on the first day of registration to improve your chance of being selected.
Within about 48-72 hours of registration opening, you will receive an email invitation from Israel Outdoors asking you to complete the Secondary Application on the Israel Outdoors website. The order that you complete the Secondary Application has no impact on how we assign trip spots.
Before we can offer any trip spots, we will conduct a telephone-based interview. The purpose of the interview is to make sure that you are eligible and to answer any and all of your questions. Typically we make these calls within 4-6 weeks of the start of registration. Do not panic if you do not hear from us right away. The order that we contact you for your phone-based interview has no relationship to the trip assignment process.
About 3-4 weeks after registration opens, we will begin to send out actual trip confirmations via email. To make your spot on the trip official, you will need to respond to our trip offer message and accept your spot on the trip in writing. As soon as you have officially accepted your spot on the trip we offer you, we will issue your ticket and begin sending you a series of pre-trip preparation messages. The actual itinerary for the trip will be released about a month prior to departure.
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