The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.
Arriving from across the globe, Arava Institute students bring a breadth and depth of diverse customs, beliefs, and opinions to the Arava Institute. Cross-cultural exchange is part of everyday life, as students live, study, and take part in a variety of extracurricular activities together, including cooking, hiking, gardening, and traveling. Every effort is made to provide a diverse and comfortable living arrangement in each apartment unit. In addition to casual social gatherings, there are also planned activities to direct cultural discussions and exchange.
The Campus Life Director, along with the Coordinator, lead the Campus Life Team with the support of two Program Associates. The Campus Life Director and Coordinator are responsible for arranging community programming, managing logistics, and supporting the health and wellbeing of students. The Program Associates (PAs) are usually recent alumni of the program and conveniently live on campus with the students. They help with day-to-day needs and requests, arrange student council meetings, and organize social activities.
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The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura. A kibbutz is a society dedicated to mutual aid and social justice; a socioeconomic system based on the principle of joint ownership of property, equality and cooperation of production, consumption and education. [Read more]
Students live in spacious, air-conditioned dormitories on the main campus. Dormitories are within walking distances to classrooms, the AIES offices, the dining hall, laundry, sports facilities, and the library. [Read more]
CAMPUS LIFE TEAM
Campus life provides students with the opportunity to explore and enjoy their exceptional campus community. The Arava Institute Campus Life Team ensures that there is a full calendar of social activities that increase environmental and cultural awareness on campus. [Read more]
DIVERSITY ON CAMPUS
Diversity on Campus Arriving from across the globe, students bring a breadth and depth of diverse customs, beliefs, and opinions to the Arava Institute. Cultural exchange is frequent as students live, study, and eat meals together. [Read more]
The Arava Institute strives to bring classroom learning into a larger real-world context using educational field trips. [Read more]