Akiva Stateside Trip FAQ

How does Akiva decide who to accept?

Applications are processed in the order in which they were received. Upon receipt, a committee will review the application and decide whether to interview the applicant. The applicant will be called and a decision will be made if they are right for Akiva. References may be called.

How can I increase my chances of acceptance?

Akiva is looking for the thinking and spiritually inclined student. Being more than a sightseeing tour, Akiva tries to put together a group of “searchers” who are looking to grow in character and Judaism.

How about Shabbat?

Shabbat is prime time on Akiva Trip. The group has an extensive and exciting schedule for its Shabbatons. You are obligated to be with Akiva for Shabbat. No exceptions. Violation of these conditions will result in a request for full payment of the trip (including all subsidized costs).

Is there a curfew on the trip?

Akiva works on a system of trust. As long as the group is present and alert each morning for our discussion and classes, there will be no need to impose a curfew.

When should I sign up?

NOW. We fill up quickly!! (Our waiting list is often more than a hundred strong)

How much does the stateside trip cost?

The New York stateside trip costs as low as $99 including airfare.

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