I had a great year with my friends, but the program was average. The staff meant well but they had no idea what the kids were really up to and so there were a lot of people doing things they shouldn't have been doing, like partying, and skipping classes. The food in Jerusalem was terrible and the staff tried to justify it all the time as being ok. The counselors were cool but it didn't really seem like they had the authority ever to solve problems that came up. It was good to be in Israel and I'm glad I did it but I expected more from the program.