by Hayley Nagelberg

This past winter break, dozens of University of Illinois students escaped the cold of Champaign-Urbana and headed for Israel. Nearly 50 students participated in the Illinois Birthright Israel trip and various free leadership trips. Others went to visit friends and family, or just to vacation!

Hundreds of travel photos were shared via social media. We collected some of the best Israel pics in this awesome video. Enjoy!

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