What’s it all about?
Shnat is Habonim Dror SA’s premiere leadership programme. It is a 10 month long gap year programme in Israel, where the ‘Shnatties’ get to challenge their own ideologies, explore and those of HDSA, and have an incredible social experience: living with a group of friends in Israel, and engaging with Israelis and other foreigners on similar programs, and the country itself.
Why Take a Gap Year?
An extra year in the scheme of things is nothing! And what you will gain from it makes it completely worthwhile…
A gap year straight after school is a phenomenal opportunity to develop and mature as an independent young adult. Take a year to challenge you values, to gain invaluable life experience at this formative age, to meet people from other countries, and to have fun. (And if you aren’t sure what you want to study, a gap year can be a great time to reflect on the direction you want to take with your studies.)