Travel Policy

IN ISRAEL

As immersion in Israeli society is a primary goal of the Fellowship, Fellows are expected to spend the full year in Israel. Trips throughout Israel are encouraged. 

Trips must not interfere with DFI seminars or community study programs (in whole or in part). Fellows are urged to remain in Israel for all Jewish holidays.

OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL

Fellows may leave Israel for up to 21 days during the Fellowship Period. 

Fellows are required to provide DFI Educators with advanced written notice of all time that will be spent outside of Israel during the Fellowship Period. 

Travel to nations with whom the United States does not have diplomatic relations, and those listed by the US State Department as State sponsors of terror, is not permitted.

PALESTINIAN-ADMINISTERED TERRITORIES

Travel to nations with whom the United States does not have diplomatic relations, and those listed by the US State Department as terrorist nations, is not permitted.  Travel to the Gaza Strip is also not permitted.

We urge Fellows, in the strongest terms possible, not to travel to Area A of the West Bank.  If Fellows choose to travel to Area A, against the advice of the Dorot Fellowship in Israel and the Israeli and American Governments -- they will do so at their own risk.  Any travel to Area A will be counted against the 21 days allotted for travel outside of Israel and therefore cannot be paid for with the Learning Stipend.  A Dorot Fellow, with the advance written approval of the DFI Senior Educator, may travel to Areas B and C of the West Bank to participate in periodic and temporary experiences relevant to the Israel Learning component of the Personal Learning Program, in which event such approved travel will not count against the 21 days allotted for travel outside of Israel (and such travel may be paid for with the Learning Stipend).  A Dorot Fellow may not have regular or standing commitments to learn or volunteer in Areas B or C of the West Bank. Failure to comply with DFI Travel Policies may forfeit one’s status as a Fellow.   

Failure to comply with DFI Travel Policies may result in expulsion from the Dorot Fellowship.