Snorkel & Study: A Jewish Winter Break Adventure for College Women
Snorkel & Study, a Jewish winter break adventure now in its 18th year, is a place of Jewish empowerment and education for college women. World-class educators and a stunning location are key to the program’s stellar reputation and success.
The experience is pivotal. The college years are when young women are making some of the most consequential decisions of their lives: what they want their life’s work to be, who they’re going to marry and how they’re going to raise their children.
But in 2023, with antisemitism raging on campuses all over the world, the crash course in Judaism students get at Snorkel & Study is more urgent - and necessary - than it’s ever been.
This year they're asking: What does it mean to be a Jew? What does it mean to be part of the Jewish People? What do Jews believe? Why is Israel important?
After just one week studying with top Jewish educators, connecting with their peers from around the world and celebrating their Judaism, these young women are stronger, smarter and prouder. They go home armed with moral clarity, a rock-solid Jewish identity and an empowered mindset.
And they'll go back to campus not as victims but as advocates and agents for good.
Hundreds of students apply every year for a limited number of scholarships at Snorkel & Study and Sun & Study, both projects of Bais Chana Women International. To make it possible for more students, please donate here.
What You Need to Know
Who: Undergrads and Grad Students
SNORKEL & STUDY - January
SUN & STUDY - May
SNORKEL & STUDY - Florida
SUN & STUDY - Utah
Scholarships: Full and Partial Scholarships
SNORKEL & STUDY: Jan 2-9, 2024 in St Pete Beach, FL
SUN & STUDY: May 2024 in Southwest Utah
She Said/She Said
A huge thank you to Barbara - the incredible woman who makes Snorkel & Study happen! You gave me a whole new perspective on how to impact people’s lives for the good.
Radical talent show!
My favorite part was meeting so many different girls and hearing everyone’s stories. So inspiring!
I loved Shabbos! It was such a huge bonding experience.
I was really impressed with the knowledge of the teachers. I like that they were so open and approachable and that they wanted you to ask questions.
Going home I’m a lot better equipped to be a more confident, observant, informed Jew. Thank you to everyone who made this possible - I’ve never met a more loving group of strangers.
One of the most important things I learned: Everything happens for a reason.