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ZProject FAQ


1. Who can apply to the Zealous Israel Project?

Eligibility requirements:

  • Christian
  • 18-30 years old
  • Interested in serving in Israel


2. Do I need to speak Hebrew to participate in the Zealous Israel project?

No. English is spoken in our workplace and many people speak Hebrew in Jerusalem.


3.  How do I apply?

In order to apply, you must request an application online.


4. When does the program start and end?

The program runs for 11 months from July/August to June of the following year. The next Zealous Israel Project will be July 21, 2024 – June 20, 2025.


5. What is the cost of tuition?

The cost of tuition was $7,995 USD for the 2024 – 2025 ZProject year; the cost changes yearly based on global expenses. This includes housing, food-budget, transportation in Jerusalem, educational materials, and monthly excursions. This does not include airfare, insurance and personal expenses (i.e. clothes, personal items, eating out, and entertainment).


6. What will my accommodation be like?

All ZProject members live in a shared single-sex apartment. Most bedrooms and bathrooms will be shared, and each apartment has a living room, a laundry room and a kitchen.


7. How is the program structured?

All ZProject members volunteer fulltime at either our international headquarters (HQ), or our Jerusalem Assistance Center (JAC). Hours are Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

ZProject members are also required to attend community growth sessions once a week after hours. The sessions vary weekly but consist of training, Bible study, worship, and other special events. Regular Scripture memory and monthly excursions around Israel are also part of our year.


8. Can I choose my volunteer position?

Unfortunately, no. However, when placing volunteers in their job positions we take into consideration their skills, the needs of Bridges for Peace, and their interest.


9. When will I know if I am accepted into the program?

You will receive a decision by late spring of your application year.


10. Is there an age limit?

The age limit is 30 years old.


11. Do I need to purchase my own insurance coverage?

Yes. Your national office will provide you with a list of options.


12. Does the Zealous Israel Project allow me to qualify for student loan deferral?

Various countries may have different requirements for which programs allow students to qualify for student loan deferral. It’s best to check with your respective federal student or private student loan provider.


13. What if I have more questions?

Contact us at zealous@bridgesforpeace.com