Tuition & Fees

Below you will find information regarding tuition and fees for both the academic program and internships available. If you have any questions, please contact  Laura Shulton, Admission Coordinator, for more information at admissions@arava.org.

Academic Program Fees

  • Program fees for North Americans: Program fees are $9000, which includes tuition, room, board (a full meal plan in the kibbutz dining room), health insurance, and the cost of educational field trips. Students continuing on for a second semester will receive a $500 remittance for the cost of a consecutive second semester, meaning the second semester is $8500. Please see our scholarships page for information on scholarships.
  • Program fees for Jewish Israelis: The Arava Institute provides a partial scholarship for Jewish Israeli students. Program fees are 8600 NIS for one semester and 6450 NIS for a consecutive second semester. This includes tuition, room, board (a full meal plan in the kibbutz dining room), and the cost of educational field trips. Please see our scholarships page for information on scholarships.
  • Program fees for Arab Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians: The Arava Institute offers a full scholarship for students who are Arab Israeli, Palestinian, or Jordanian. Please email Laura Shulton, Admission Coordinator, for more information at admissions@arava.org.
  • Program fees for Europeans and other International Students: Please contact Laura Shulton, Admissions Coordinator, for more information at admissions@arava.org.

Internship Program Fees

Internships are self-funded. The program cost is $1500 per month, which covers room, board (a full meal plan in the kibbutz dining room), office space, supervisory and administrative expenses, health insurance, and participation in academic activities and field trips.

Internships at the Arava Institute are competitive. Interns who are accepted five months or earlier before the start of their semester are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of one month’s program fees within four weeks of acceptance. The remainder of their program fees are due two months prior to the beginning of the internship. Interns who are accepted within five months of the beginning of their internship are required to pay in full no later than six weeks after being accepted to the program.

A payment schedule is below. Please contact Laura Shulton at admissions@arava.org with any questions.