Travel with American Jewish World Service


AJWS provides unique opportunities to learn and travel in Africa, Asia and the Americas. By interacting with grassroots organizations, AJWS activists and supporters get to experience life in a developing country and gain insight from advocates creating change in their own communities.

Looking for one of our service programs? AJWS has phased out Alternative Breaks, Volunteer Corps, Volunteer Summer, and the World Partners Fellowship, but you can learn more about our current travel programs below.

Travel Opportunities

Global Justice Fellowship

This selective, year-long program is designed to inspire, educate and train key opinion leaders in the American Jewish community to become advocates in support of U.S. policies that will help improve the lives of people in the developing world. The fellowship includes a trip to a developing country, where participants learn from grassroots activists working to overcome poverty and injustice. Fellows also engage in innovative trainings designed to develop their skills in organizing and advocacy.

Study Tours

Looking to travel with a purpose? Go beyond the bounds of traditional tourism with our 7-to 10-day trips led by AJWS President Ruth Messinger. On these powerful journeys, we visit AJWS grantees striving to overcome poverty and injustice in their communities and learn from their efforts to build a more just world.

Safety on our Programs

Our program participants’ safety and security is AJWS’s top priority. Read about our safety and security policies.