Transportation & Arrival

At the beginning of each semester, we arrange transportation for all the students and interns to arrive to the Arava Institute together. The bus will start in Tel Aviv, make a stop in Jerusalem, and then head south to Kibbutz Ketura, your home for the next 4 months. Jordanian students will be picked up from the border crossing.

Although there are students on campus during the weekends and breaks, during the semester many students choose to travel, often being hosted in the homes of classmates or alumni that they meet on the program. The Arava Road, or Highway 90, runs just outside the main kibbutz gate, with public buses going south to Eilat (a resort city on the Red Sea that borders Aqaba, Jordan) and north to the Dead Sea (two hours away), Be’er Sheva (three hours away), Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (each four hours away). For a quicker get-away, students visit neighboring communities which can be reached by the regional bus.

Fall 2017 semester arrival information