Student programs have been established to reflect the very latest developments in technology and educational training and to broaden the horizons and experiences of our students. The goal of ORT has always been the provision of an education that enables ORT students to be given the best possible start in life, leading to greater opportunities for themselves and their communities.
Outstanding ORT students are chosen from Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Italy to attend the prestigious Weizmann Institute of Science for an exciting three weeks of scientific exploration and travel around Israel. The students work on projects with notable scientists, including Israel's first female Nobel Prize-winner Professor Ada Yonath in 2011, and experience their rich Jewish heritage. For many, it is a dream come true.
Selected for their high academic achievement, Jewish and non-Jewish teenagers from ORT's global network spend a whirlwind two weeks in London for scientific exploration and English learning. The annual summer school crosses cultural and language barriers and brings students together for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Each year some 300 ORT students are chosen to participate in the March of the Living, a transformative experience that takes them from Poland to Israel. The program brings young Jews from all over the world together to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to "lead the Jewish people into the future vowing Never Again."
This annual weeklong program in Belarus takes over 350 ORT students from the FSU on an unforgettable journey of their Jewish heritage and culture. Here they learn about the development of Jewish identity from destruction to empowerment.
The Future Leaders Program has brought together teenagers from 18 countries with a schedule of training, education, distance learning and volunteering. The program is designed to address the needs of smaller communities in particular, supporting their continuity as well as fostering an appreciation of the importance of the State of Israel as a focal point of Jewish identity.