After the first year of ECYP, ECYP Fellows travel to Israel over the summer for one month. Fellows reside at Yemin Orde, a youth village in Haifa that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. ECYP is proud to have Yemin Orde Youth Village as a partner since 1998.
Fellows are paired with Israeli teens with ancestry from over 24 countries including Brazil, Ethiopia, Germany and Russia. Together, the American and Israeli teens tour modern and historic sites in Israel, such as Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, the Jordan River and the Dead Sea.
When not traveling, these young leaders participate in daily workshops on diversity, conflict-resolution, and leadership. This exciting time away from home helps students gain independence, learn more about themselves and develop respect for others.