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North America

Program 2018 Dates 2018 Cost Current Grade (as of 17-18 school year)
“Classic” USY on Wheels June 25-August 8 $8,199 9-11
USY on Wheels, Pacific Northwest June 27-July 19 $6,449 9-12
USY on Wheels, East June 26-July 23 $5,799 7-8
USY on Wheels, West June 26-July 23 $5,799 7-8
DREAM USY: An Adventure in The Dominican Republic 1st departure:
June 17 – June 28;
2nd departure:
July 22 – August 2
$3,199 9-12

Israel and Europe

Program 2018 Dates 2018 Cost
Current Grade (as of 17-18 school year)
USY Israel Adventure June 26-July 24 $6,950 10-12
L’Takayn Olam June 26 – July 24 $6,400 10-12
Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar *Not offered for summer 2018 n/a 10-12
Eastern Europe/Israel Pilgrimage


1st departure:
June 20 – July 29;
2nd departure:
June 25 – August 2
1st departure:
2nd departure:

Please note:

  • Grade is the current grade (2017-18 school year) you must be in to participate
  • All prices are in U.S. dollars
  • Pilgrimage programs (Israel Adventure and L’Takayn Olam) depart from New York only
  • For all Israel and Europe trips, prices are subject to change, dependent on whether airlines chose to place a fuel surcharge on tickets. Such charges may be passed along directly to registered participants
  • Spaces are limited on all programs and filled on first-come, first serve basis
  • If there is a SOLD OUT icon next to the program, you can still sign up. Your name will be placed on a waiting list. If a spot opens, we will contact you
  • Please contact with any questions or for more information about our programs


If multiple siblings are signing up for USY Summer Experience trips, receive $150 off registration for each additional sibling registered*

*Discount applies to each sibling registered after the first teen


Scholarships are offered by USY regions, local congregations and affiliated programs for qualifying USYers

For further information on these and other scholarship programs, see our online database, contact your synagogue or regional USY director, or contact for more information

Payment and Cancellation Policy

The cost of all North American trips includes the charter bus from the city in which the trip begins, room and board, admission fees and gratuities

The cost of all Israel and Europe trips include round trip airfare from the United States, room and board, an approved medical plan, sightseeing tours with professional guides, admission fees and gratuities

Domestic flights are not included in any USY summer programs.  Extra baggage on flights and personal expenses are additional

A $750 deposit is required for all programs, with the full balance to be paid on or before April 1. Should an application be withdrawn for any reason, a $150 processing fee will be withheld provided such written cancellation is received by March 1, and then the following cancellation fee schedule applies:

  • March 1 – April 3: $750.00
  • April 4 – May 3: $1,200.00
  • May 4 – May 26: $2,000.00
  • May 27 – Departure: Full cost of program

Please note: Additional cancellation fees may apply for all programs. You will be notified of such fees in advance.

USY does not provide trip cancellation or interruption insurance. Please contact your local insurance company or contact us at for recommended options.

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