How much background do I need to have in Jewish
education and observance?

This trip is open to all Jewish students and all those interested in furthering their Jewish education. All tours, classes, and readings will be in English.

Do I need to be religious to participate?

No. The trip is first and foremost, an educational experience.

Are graduate students eligible?

Yes. Although most of the students are undergraduates, there is usually a contingent of graduate students on each trip.

I graduated. Can I still apply for this trip?

This trip is for current students. Since there is limited space, we have to give priority to those still in school.

Will there be free time for me to explore on my own?

No. The trip itinerary is very full.  While students will have built-in free time, this will be within the framework of the tight schedule we will be on. In addition, due to security concerns, students must remain with the group at all times.

What security precautions does Chabad on Campus take?

Your safety is our number one priority. Our program does not travel to or through certain higher risk areas. For the entire duration of the trip, we will be accompanied by an armed guard  We will, of course, monitor safety updates, and we will cancel or modify specific trips as needed.

Will I need any additional money?

The $499 fee covers room, board, and all activities. Students are encouraged to bring some spending money for souvenirs and snacks. There will also be a minimal fee for tips for the local staff ($50).  

How will I be able to stay in touch with my parents/family while I'm in Poland?

You will have the option of renting a cell phone for a reasonable rate. Emergency contact information and staff cell phones will be posted as well.

I applied. Now what?

Thank you for your application! It is now being reviewed by the acceptance committee. They may follow up with your references and/or call you for a phone interview.

How do you decide who is accepted?

There are many factors which the acceptance committee takes into consideration, including but not limited to: demographic, school, quality of the applicant, involvement in local Chabad, references etc.


When will I find out if I have been accepted?

There will be rolling acceptance, based on eligibility. We will endeavor to notify you of your status within 30 days of receiving your application.

When is the payment due?

If you have been accepted to the program, you will be notified about how to proceed with submitting your payment and confirming your place. Be sure to follow those steps to secure your place.

What travel documents do I need?

Students need valid passports. American, Canadian, Australian and United Kingdom citizens (and many others) do not need visas. If you do require a visa, you will need to contact our office to arrange the necessary documents. Your passport will need to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of your return to the US.

Does Chabad on Campus cover domestic transportation to/from NY?

No. All trips leave from New York and students are responsible for making their own way to New York City.

What about international participants?

We will arrange itinerary and ticketing for students from outside of North America on an individual basis.

What time do we have to be in New York on the day of the flight?

All students must be at the airport 4 hours prior to departure. If you are flying into New York, we recommend that you arrive with plenty of time to spare in case of delays etc.

Can I extend my stay?

No. If you have a unique situation, please be in touch with our office.

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