Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can go on HiBuR?

HiBuR is designated for 10th graders from the Metrowest area, yet 9th and 11th graders are accepted as well.

What does the cost include?

The participation fee of $2,750-$3,000 includes a weekend in NYC, a week of activities in Boston and a 10 day Israel trip, airfare and accommodation included.

What am I committing to when I sign my child?

Signing up to HiBuR is a commitment to participate in the NYC & Boston week, the Israel week, and six 1.5 hour seminars that are spread out before and between the trips. An additional commitment is to host an Israeli student during the Boston week.

How will this affect my child’s school?

The program is coordinated with all schools in the Metrowest area, and requires the teen to miss 3 total days of school.

Is it safe to go to Israel?

Since our Israeli partners, Hugim, is a public high school, all activities that take place in Israel are coordinated and supervised by Israeli Ministry of Education. Safety conditions in all visited sites are verified daily with the IDF’s situation room.