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The REALITY Israel Experience – a free exclusive trip to Israel for Teach For America corps members – is an unparalleled journey of leadership development, personal exploration and self-discovery.

Do you want to visit one of the most unique and complex places in the world? Explore the values that drive you as an agent of change? Be inspired and rejuvenated to return to your work inside or out of the classroom? Become part of a community that both challenges and supports you?

REALITY Israel Experience takes a cohort of current Teach For America corps members on an all expenses-paid, 12-day journey across Israel to help them build their understanding of their own unique leadership, reflect on the role of their identity on their work, recharge their conviction about justice and opportunity, and consider where they want to make their long-term impact in the Teach For America movement. Corps members get to visit some of the world’s most storied and sacred sites along the way and leave Israel with new skills, tools and motivation to make meaningful differences in the communities and classrooms in which they live and work.

The REALITY Israel program is in its fifth year and has more than 210 REALITY Community Members representing nearly every region across the Teach For America network. Corps members are selected based on prior achievements, potential to transform participation into meaningful action, and ability to contribute positively to the group experience. The first five trips were such a success that nearly 100% of REALITY participants strongly agreed that they would recommend the trip to a friend!

The 2013 REALITY Israel Experience will take place July 16-28, 2013. All travel, food, lodging and touring expenses are covered, including air transportation from the domestic airport of your choice to New York, where the flight for Israel will depart.

Interested in applying? Click here and note that applications are due by 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, January 14, 2013.