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Trip Options

National Trips

The Ultimate Adventure JNF 

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Make the most of your summer vacation by exploring the epic scenes, sites, & culture of Israel on an authentic, captivating, 10-day adventure! Travel with college students from around the country as well as incredible Israelis who are with you for the entire experience! Whether you’re looking to travel solo & meet people from all over or travel with friends or family from anywhere in the US, our national college programs are one-of-a-kind, dynamic, enthralling, & the perfect fit for you!

Ages: 18-22

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Ultimate Adventure - Grad & Prof JNF

Connect to the culture, give in to your sense of wanderlust, & expand your network on the ideal 10-day adventure for you! Whether you want to travel solo or with a group of people you know, now is the time to ensure that you're a part of this authentic, immersive, & compelling journey filled with unbelievable people, where you'll explore Israel, through the eyes of the locals, as you spend the entire 10 days with Israelis your own age, in addition to young professionals from around the USA!

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Ages: 22-26

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Community Trips

Ultimate Adventure With Israelis - JUF Chicago Community Trip-College

Forget FOMO & just go! Embrace convenience & fly from Chicago with other college students who have the same appreciation for brunch hotspots, local sports, happy hours, & experiencing all that your city has to offer! Gain the perspective of the locals while exploring the unbelievable culture, scenes, sites, food, & people of Israel while making incredible connections on this immersive, unforgettable adventure through Israel with Israelis for all 10 days!  

Ages: 18-22

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Trip-Graduate/Young Professionals

Experience Israel with people who you can count to eat deep dish pizza with you, go for walks down Lake Shore Drive, and debate whether the Cubs or Sox are the best. Not only will you have an unbelievable adventure in Israel, but you’ll be able to network, meet new people, and have reunions with your Shorashim family in Chicago upon your return!

Ages: 22-26

College trips are is for young adults, who are 18-22 and graduate/young professionals trips are typically for 22-26 year olds. If you are interested in traveling with an older or younger group, please reach out to us.

Ultimate Adventure - DC - Grad & Professionals

Take a much-need break from work or school on this dynamic adventure that will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced.

Explore Israel for 10 days with awesome Israelis, gaining the perspective of the locals, all while meeting great people who you can count to have the same appreciation for brunch hotspots, networking happy hours, DC sports, and the occasional excursion to the National Mall

Make things easy for yourself by flying from DC and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

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Ages: 22-26

Dates:  June 14-25 & August 8-18

 

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Alpha Epsilon Pi

Shorashim and AEPi work together to send brothers & AEPi alumni to Israel. Shorashim makes it easy for you to travel with brothers from around the country!

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See why so many AEPi brothers and alumni choose to travel with Shorashim:

"I started my first year of college without a clue as what AEPi or Shorashim were. Three months later, I was on a flight to Ben Gurion with my new brothers. I'll next forget walking around Jerusalem with Gold and Blue draped over my shoulders. I felt so proud and grateful that I was sharing that with friends that I'll have for the rest of my life."-Zalman Gagerman, Beta Delta

"Traveling to Israel with my brothers was amazing. We were able to have fun together and get to know each other on a deeper level. Perhaps the most touching moments came from the testimonies of the Israeli soliders. We came to realize the reality of the situation for men and women who are 18-22 years old in Israel. While we spend our Saturday nights going out, the Israelis on our trip defend their country. As men of AEPi, we can to realize that it is our duty to give back to Israel. This common cause made us even closer than we were before. My brothers and I thank Shorashim for making this trip such a memorable experience."-Michael Davis, Beta Upsilon  

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AMHSI

Plan your AMHSI reunion in Israel and return to the place where it all began. Shorashim works in partnership with Alexander Muss High School in Israel and Jewish National Fund to send alumni to Israel. On this trip of a lifetime, you will experience Israel through the eyes and hearts of the locals. All AMHSI alumni will be granted priority placement on trips, so connect with your friends and return to Israel together with Shorashim!

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“It was important to come back - you can’t just see things once.  Before we visited the Kotel, people who had been there previously talked about a time they felt emotionally connected.  It was only this time, as a more mature person, that I was able to really make that connection.” -Jamie Weil, AMHSI April 2010

"I had an amazing time on Shorashim! I highly recommend going even if you have been to Israel before.  Having the chance to not only see so much but to have Israelis with you the whole time gives you such an incredible perspective on the country.  Our group was incredible and the trip schedule made it all worth it."-Harry Rockower, AMHSI February 2008

"Having the opportunity to go back to Israel all over again meant seeing the country in a more mature fashion.  A lot can change in eight years in such a small country, so I am very thankful I was eligible to return."-Mitch Bayer, AMHSI February 2007

THE OC Way - Orange County Community Trip

Israel, here we come! Get ready for the most amazing sites, beautiful views, and great times with other young adults from the Orange County area and West Coast!

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Forget FOMO & just go! Embrace convenience & start your journey by flying from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv!

fly from your city, or nearby, with other college students or young professionals who have the same appreciation for brunch hotspots, local sports, happy hours, & experiencing all that your city has to offer! Gain the perspective of the locals while exploring the unbelievable culture, scenes, sites, food, & people of Israel while making incredible connections on this immersive, unforgettable adventure through Israel with Israelis for all 10 days!  

Ages: 21-26

Dates: 7/30-8/10

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Arizona Community

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Forget FOMO & just go! Embrace convenience & fly from your Los Angeles or nearby, with other college students or young professionals who have the same appreciation for brunch hotspots, local sports, happy hours, & experiencing all that the greater Phoenix and Arizona community has to offer.  Gain the perspective of the locals while exploring the unbelievable culture, scenes, sites, food, & people of Israel while making incredible connections on this immersive, unforgettable adventure through Israel with Israelis for all 10 days!  

Ages: 21-26

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Experience Israel With Your Campus

Chicago - University of Illinois

Go beyond this summer! Fly from Chicago and experience the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus. From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & other Illlini this summer!

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Dates: May 17-28

 

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Chicago - Chicago Area Campuses

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Fly from Chicago and experience all that Israel has to offer with other students from Chicago area, Metro Chicago Hillel affilated campuses including Depaul University, Loyola University, Columbia College, University of Illinois-Chicago, Northeastern University, Roosevelt University, Art Institute, ITT, Oakton Community College, and more!

Chicago Area Campus Dates: May 14-25

DePaul University Dates: June 12-23

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Boston - Brown and RISD

Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus! From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & your campus this summer!

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Dates: June 4-June 14

 

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Boston - Tufts

Your Israel story is waiting to begin. Fly from Boston on this adventure of lifetime for Tufts University students!

Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus. From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & your campus this summer!

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If you're ready for an experience that is dynamic, captivating, and unbelievable, now is the time for you to #JustGo

Dates: June 4-15

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Boston - MIT

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It’s time for the adventure of a lifetime to begin with students from MIT/Wellesley/and other surrounding New England schools! Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus. From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & your campus this summer!

Ages: 18-22

Dates: June 4-June 15

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus! From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & other badgers, so make this summer the best one yet and #JustGo! 

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Dates: May 17-May 28 from NYC or May 18-May 29 from Chicago

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University of Central Florida, Rollins College & Stetson University 

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Fly from the Miami area, stay in Tel Aviv, and spend all 10 days with Israelis on the perfect experience for students from University of Central Florida and surrounding campuses! Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus! From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & your campus this summer!

Ages: 18-22

Dates: May 15-25 & May 15-26

Check out this winter's blog for epic updates from #Bus26!

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Texas A&M University and University of Alabama

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Get ready for Israel, y'all - your adventure with Texas A & M Hillel and Alabama Hillel

Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus!

From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & Texas A&M University and University of Alabama this summer!

Dates: May 15-26

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University of Minnesota

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Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back at University of Minnesota!

From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & others from the U this summer! 

Dates: May 17-28

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Vanderbilt University

Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus! From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & others from Vanderbilt this summer!

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Dates: May 17-May 28

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University of Iowa

Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus!

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From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & other Hawkeyes this summer!

Dates: May 17-28

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University of Cincinnati

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Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus! From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & other students from University of Cincinnati this summer!

Dates: May 3-14

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Kent State University/University of Akron

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Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus! From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & other students from Kent State University and University of Akron this summer!

Dates: May 17-May 29

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Miami University

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This summer, fly from Chicago & go beyond! Experience the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus! From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & other students from Miami University & the Midwest this summer!

Dates: May 18-28

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Cleveland Metro

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Experience all that Israel has to offer with other students from Cleveland area schools affilated campuses including Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University & John Carroll University.

This experience is offered in the winter. For more information, please reach out to registration@shorashim.org and make sure to sign up now for priority registration status for this winter!

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Wellesley College

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Go beyond experiencing the phenomenal culture, food, & vibes of Israel & spend 10 legendary days with the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where you’ll live it up in Israel with amazing people who will soon become your close friends back on campus! From exploring one-of-a-kind cities & cuisine with the best local flair to taking part in fun & gratifying hikes with inspiring views, there is so much for you to discover on this epic journey with us & other students from Wellesley College this summer!

Dates: May 17-May 29

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Niche Trips

LGBTQ Israeli Pride Experience

Experience the vibrant energy of Tel Aviv’s legendary Pride Parade on this one-of-a-kind, extraordinary adventure that combines our flagship, culturally-enriching itinerary & spending all 10 days with the locals with key opportunities to connect with Israel’s unique LGBTQ community & culture. Guided by staff who are members of the community & offer a wealth of Israel experience, you’ll feel at home, gain new perspectives, & discover more than you could ever imagine on this incredible adventure!

Ages: 20-26

Dates: June 4-June 14

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Aspergers Trip

Shorashim is proud to offer this extraordinary trip for participants with Aspergers. Our 10-day adventure features a smaller group of participants and a high staff-to-participant ratio. Our specialized itinerary is created in partnership with experienced, specially-trained staff and is carefully structured to be accommodating, enjoyable, and informative for this population. The program includes a multi-day mifgash (encounter) with Israeli peers and a more relaxed rhythm of each day than most other Birthright Israel trips, visit to ancient and modern sites of interest, and an incomparable Shabbat.

Our passionate guides and staff will guide you through Israel on our award-winning itineraries, as you see firsthand what makes modern Israel truly amazing. Float in the Dead Sea, see the natural beauty of Israel, ride a camel through the desert, taste delicious local cuisine, experience the culture and history of Israel’s major cities, and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, all while spending the entire 10 days with new friends from both the United States and Israel!

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Ages: 18-29

Dates: December 2017

Check out our blog and Instagram from Bus 391 during winter 2016!

Please note that this trip is only run in the winter season.

Check out these articles about our past Aspergers trips:

Click here for the itinerary from our 2014 Aspergers trip

Please email trudy@shorashim.org for more information on these trips!

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A Taste of Israel Through the Lens

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This unbelievable experience offers the social media savvy & food-obsessed alike the perfect avenue to eat for the Insta while connecting to Israel through its myriad of intriguing, local flavors. Wander through legendary markets, explore an organic farm, sample delectable cuisine, & so much more on this inspiring, tasty adventure through the lens of social media & photography. Take advantage of your chance to capture captivating photos of places, people, & food that you'll never forget!

Ages: 19-25

Dates: May 15-26 & June 7-18

Follow along with this winter's experience's here: 

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Innovation Nation

Take a captivating journey through Israel & its thriving technological innovations & start-up culture! Explore this cutting-edge hub of innovation & technology, filled with a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, through enthralling additions to our award-winning itinerary! Spend all 10 days with Israelis your own age & gain an insider’s perspective into of the world of advanced technological creativity & of Israeli culture while making once-in-a-lifetime memories!

Ages: 20-26

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BRI ACADEMIC: Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship

"Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Silicon Wadi"

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Upgrade your Birthright Israel experience & earn 3 college credits with Birthright Israel Academic!

Shorashim is proud to work in partnership with world-renonwned university IDC Herzliya to offer an intriguing, applicable, and hands-on adventure of "Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Silicon Wadi." 

This is your chance to explore Israel as a hub of innovation, technology, and start-up culture through this one-of-a-kind adventure that goes beyond the classroom, integrating coursework into your experiences and giving you the unique opportunity to design your own venture, as you explore the “greatest hits” through the eyes of the locals while connecting to Israel through the lens of its innovative start-up scene, technological achievements, and entrepreneurial spirit. 

What are you waiting for? Learn more now!

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7 Day Ultimate Adventure

Stop worrying about when you are going to find time for your Birthright Israel adventure - let your wanderlust guide the way & just go! This customized experience offers the magic of Birthright Israel in just 7 days & is the perfect solution for those who don’t have the opportunity to take as much time off work or school. Next year is now, so don't miss your chance to take as little as 3 days off of work this summer & explore Israel with Israelis!

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Date Options:

  • May 21-May 29 (Grad & Prof/22-26) from Chicago
  • May 22-May 29 (College/18-22 or Grad & Prof/22-26) from New York Area

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Amplified Adventure

Craving an adventure that is off-the-beaten path? Dare to go beyond on this action-packed, dynamic, & intense journey fueled by curiosity & adrenaline. Experience the award-winning facets of our high-powered itinerary, spend all 10 epic days with Israelis, & take advantage of exploring Israel through a wide array of next-level elements. Get ready for camping under the stars, mountain biking, & other invigorating opportunities that are customized to bring out the inner adventurer in you!

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Ages: 19-25

Dates: May 17-28

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Inspiration & Exploration

What better place than Israel to do a little soul searching? This is the ultimate opportunity to discover both yourself & the sites, sounds, & feels of Israel. This first-of-it’s-kind, spiritual journey, rooted in self-discovery, reflection, & growth, connects you to Israel, its culture & its people through yoga, meditation, & practicing other methods of mindfulness! Join our good vibes tribe & uncover what inspires you through this brand-new, meaningful, & incomparable experience!

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Ages: 20-26

Dates: June 28-July 9

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Ultimate Trekking Adventure

For those who live to be outdoors, are always down to go hiking, & are often described as “up for anything”, this brand-new adventure is the perfect one for you! Now is the time for you to conquer Israel’s National Trail as you trek through the alluring landscapes of Israel & explore the wide array of cultures, people, narratives & so much more. Get ready to discover challenging hikes, experience thought-provoking encounters, & connect to the epic adventurer in you on this invigorating journey.

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Ages: 19-25

Dates: June 5-15

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