A trip to Israel is in essence a rite of passage for every Christian – a pilgrimage in the truest sense. The origins of both ancient Biblical faith and of a modern day miracle intersect here. The land and the people of Israel have a story to tell. By coming to Israel, you make Israel’s story part of your own story.


Sponsored by the Philos Project and the Museum of the Bible Foundation, Passages offers Christian college students with leadership potential a fresh and innovative approach to experiencing the Holy Land. Participants will encounter the roots of their Biblical faith first-hand and come face to face with the modern-day miracle that is Israel. Upon their return, participants will have opportunities to build upon their trip experiences by engaging in further leadership training, with an end goal of being an informed voice for both their Christian faith and for Israel.



As mentioned above, we aim to take Christian college students with leadership potential to Israel. We believe strongly in investing in the next generation of Christian leaders. If you’re reading this and you’re a Christian college student, you will be the ones who pastor churches, lead ministries and businesses, develop foreign policy, run for office and everything in between!

We believe that introducing you to Israel’s unique story will only serve as a catalyst to help you both strengthen the foundation of your Christian faith and give you the tools you need as you write your own leadership story.



Our itinerary is designed to accomplish the two goals of our organization: to point trip participants to the roots of their Biblical faith and to introduce them to the complex landscape of modern Israel, with the goal of building bridges of understanding and friendship between our two countries. The itinerary includes visits to foundational biblical sites as well as sites relevant to the history of the modern Jewish state. Participants will hear from a diverse set of speakers and local people throughout who will help the student understand Israeli culture, government and economy, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and geopolitical and security issues surrounding Israel.


We work with select colleges, universities, and other institutions and organizations to recruit participants for our student Israel trips. In order to apply, potential participants must be approved by their college/university/organization. The student will first apply with their respective faculty member/university contact and then be given instructions on how to register once approved.

At the end of the registration process, participants will pay a $600 via credit card ($500 non-refundable administrative fee plus a $100 tip for Israeli guide and driver). Students will then need to obtain their own domestic airfare based on the international flight information given for that particular trip. Cost of international airfare, transportation in Israel, program costs, entry fees, hotels, all meals in Israel, as well as limited health insurance will be covered by the program.

If you are an individual (not connected to a college/university we are working with on a specific trip) and would like to apply, please

Get on the Interest List



The $500 administrative fee required for participation is, in most cases, non-refundable. Exceptions will be made only in the event of major, unforeseen personal emergencies, at which time Passages reserves the right to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to refund the fee.


Once Passages participants have experienced Israel and its incredible story, many will be eager to learn more and will want to bring that story back to their community and make it a real part of their life.


With Passages NOW, the alumni engagement program of Passages, our goal is to turn the trip experience into a vibrant post-trip alumni community that is committed to spreading the spiritual and moral message of Israel on campus and beyond. We want participants to stay engaged, and we are committed to helping them tell their story however it makes sense for them.

We know everyone is different and will have a different way of sharing with others what they experienced in Israel. With Passages NOW, we offer several different categories that we are asking all Passages trip participants to choose from after they return from Israel. Here is a breakdown:

Passages Now