How It Works


Determine Fit

Do you want adventure? Freedom from the “rat race?”  To step outside the familiar? Coming to Israel is an opportunity to do something bigger than yourself before taking on the typical demands of life.

What is God calling you to do next?

Now may be the time to open your heart to Israel, where you can draw closer to God, His work, and His word by following in the physical footsteps of our heroes of faith.


Study abroad | Baptists for Israel

Baptists for Israel students/interns need to have special qualities. Do these describe you?

  • Love for Israel and willingness to learn about Israelite history, language, and culture
  • At least one year of college completed
  • Age between 18 and 35
  • Commitment to the Lord and a servant’s heart
  • Willingness to work hard…as unto the Lord
  • Some experience in service for the Lord
  • A desire to pour into the lives of others as you develop new friendships


Feeling led to apply? Request and fill out an application, submit letters of recommendation forms, sign the Doctrinal Statement, and send a $25.00 registration fee to:

Baptists for Israel Institute
1604 Walker Lake Rd., Suite 7
Ontario, OH 44906

Note: Married students are welcome to apply. Both husband and wife must apply as full-time student interns. Spouses receive a discount on tuition costs.

Only college graduates with a bachelor’s degree can apply for the Master of Arts program.

A $300.00 DEPOSIT WILL BE REQUIRED UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE in order to secure your airline reservations.


Summer Program: March 15

Undergraduate Year Program: May 15

Graduate Year Program: May 15


It usually takes three to five weeks to approve your application.

  1. You will need time to raise funds.
  2. We need time to secure your airline reservations.


After your application is approved, you will want to spend plenty of time preparing your heart through prayer and study. You will also need to secure funding for your trip.

Student Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

Tuition and Costs

Costs will be determined** after your schedule needs are considered. Totals include program fees/tuition, room, airfare, trips and Israel medical insurance.

Most of our students raise funds (with the exception of tuition) from congregations and individuals.

The process of raising funds provides much-needed prayer support while you are overseas. 

Grants and Scholarships from Your Present College

Piedmont International University, Corban University, Faith Baptist Bible College, Cedarville University, and Appalachian Bible College, to name a few, have partnered with Baptists for Israel as one of their school’s Studies Abroad locations so that students have been able to obtain grants and scholarships. Check with your current school for those possibilities.

A Pell Grant may be available through your present school for use in Israel. You must promise to return to that school to finish your degree.

Scholarship from BII

Work scholarships are available for qualified students in areas of music, secretarial, and sports.



Your adventure of a lifetime awaits! 


Summer Program


Undergraduate & Graduate Year Program


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Zanesfield, Ohio 43360

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