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Application Instructions for all programs

Candidates from all over the world are welcome to apply for study and internships at the Arava Institute. Each program has its own requirements for application and admission. To apply, choose the program that best suits your interests from the list below:

For questions relating to the admissions procedure please contact admissions@arava.org.

Semester/Study Abroad Program

Please complete the online application form below.

In addition, please email the following supplementary information to admissions@arava.org:

  • A copy of your unofficial transcript from the university at which you most recently studied.
  • The Academic or Professional Reference form completed by a faculty member with whom you have studied in the last year, a teacher, past or current employer, or army officer. The Academic/professional reference (academic preferred) may use our academic reference form or a format of his or her choosing, and must email or mail the reference directly to the Arava Institute.
  • The Personal Reference form completed by a person familiar with you (excluding relatives). Your reference may use our personal reference form or a format of his or her choosing, and must email or mail the reference directly to the Arava Institute.
  • The Medical Reference form completed and signed by your physician.
  • A one-page essay describing your interest in studying at the Arava Institute and explaining how your experience at the Institute will meet your academic and professional goals.
  • A digital photo

A US $50 application fee (100 NIS for Middle Eastern applicants) is required to complete your application. Please mail a check made out to “Arava Institute” to:

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES)
Kibbutz Ketura
D.N. Hevel Eilot 88840
Israel

Applicants are required to participate in a Skype or phone interview, and may be required to complete an English language test.

 

Application deadlines are rolling. International students are suggested to apply by the following dates due to visa requirements:

  • December 15 for Spring Semester
  • July 15 for Fall/Autumn Semester

Internship Program

Please complete the online application form below.

In addition, please email the following supplementary information to admissions@arava.org:

  • Your most recent CV
  • An unofficial transcript from the university at which you most recently studied.
  • A one page letter of intent describing your interest in the Arava Institute (AIES). The letter should include:
  1. How you became interested in AIES.
  2. Which internship you are applying for and why.
  3. How the internship meets your academic and professional goals
  4. The earliest and latest date possible for you to intern here
  • The Academic or Professional Reference form completed by a faculty member with whom you have studied in the last year, a teacher, past or current employer, or army officer. The academic reference may use our academic reference form or a format of his or her choosing, and must email or mail the reference directly to the Arava Institute.
  • The Personal Reference form completed by a person familiar with you (excluding relatives). Your reference may use our personal reference form or a format of his or her choosing, and must email or mail the reference directly to the Arava Institute.
  • The Medical Reference form completed and signed by your physician.
  • Please include your Masa application, if applicable

Applicants are required to participate in a Skype or phone interview and may be required to complete an English language test.
Application deadlines for internships are rolling.


Application Form

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AIES does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity or national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.  Responses to any questions on these subjects during application process, or after, have no bearing on acceptance.

Please select the program for which you are applying:

Please indicate what your level at university will be:


Introductory Information


Academics


How did you hear about the Arava Institute?

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Language Proficiency

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