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Building a greater understanding of and appreciation for Israel among present and future leaders

At Israel & Co., we are changing the way rising leaders understand and connect with Israel. Working with the top business, law and policy schools the world over, we give graduate students and faculty the support and mentorship they need to design and lead extraordinary trips to Israel. View the video below to learn more.

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What We Do


Through our flagship iTrek Program, Israel & Co. empowers business, law and policy graduate students and faculty to lead trips to Israel for their peers and students.

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Israel & Co. gives graduate students and faculty what they need to plan and lead a memorable, content-rich, and meaningful Israel experience. We provide expert planning support, access to incredible content and speakers, networking and mentorship for iTrek Leaders, and ease in setting up site visits, events and consulting engagements in Israel.

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We succeed when iTrek participants return to their personal, professional and civic lives with a more informed understanding of and appreciation for Israel and its people.

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I learned a great deal about entrepreneurship. We experienced multiple layers of history: from the Old City of Jerusalem, all the way to a modern kibbutz. I was left with a greater appreciation of Israel than when we arrived and I would gladly go back for the hummus alone.
Craig Vallarino, Student, George Washington University
Israel is a very 'read about’ place, but there’s no substitute for actually being there. Israel is unique in its history and energy and the people I met and the place I saw there have enriched both my personal and professional life.
David A. Ward, Senior Lecturer, School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Israel is a place where thousands of ideas are bubbling up all the time. It exposed my students to one of the most highly entrepreneurial business climates in the world.
Mark Cohen, Professor, Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management
This was one of the best international experiences I have ever had. It is my intention to champion future study trips to Israel for our students.  
Randy Dunham, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison


A Catalyst for Other Programs

We’re seeing an increasing number of additional programs emerge as spin-offs from our efforts.

This year, for example, Paul Harper, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Pittsburgh, organized an on-campus conference on Israeli innovation after the university’s concerns about security in Israel prevented him from leading a trip. The conference focused on the innovation economy of Israel with special emphasis on life sciences, including health information technology, medical devices and drug innovations. Harper was a participant on the 2012 iTrek Educators Trip, and was the first educator to lead an iTrek of students from the University of Pittsburgh (he has since brought a second).

Summer Internship in Israel


A first-year MBA student, Lipeng (Lee) Xie, knew he had to intern at OurCrowd, an equity- based crowdfunding platform, after hearing the company’s founder and CEO Jon Medved speak to iTrek participants. “Born in China and trained as an electronic engineer, I am surprised by the innovation and entrepreneurship demonstrated by the ‘start-up nation,’” said Xie. “This summer, I will split my internship between OurCrowd in Israel and Intel in Silicon Valley, two of the world’s most innovative economies. I’m sure it will be rewarding and I can’t wait to get back to Israel.”

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chicago Booth is one example of how great iTrek Leaders and a strong program can grow iTrek demand on campus. In March 2013, Israel & Co. recruited Booth student leaders and supported an iTrek with 40 students.

The iTrek was a big success and word quickly spread on campus.

The next year, demand skyrocketed and the number of participants more than doubled to 85 students. When the 2015 iTrek opened for registration this past Fall, it sold out within 10 minutes—filling two buses with 85 students.

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