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. Cultural exchange is frequent as students live, study, and take part in a variety of extracurricular activities including hiking, yoga, gardening, and camping. Every effort is made to provide a diverse living arrangement in each apartment unit so that students can learn from each other in a multi-cultural community. In addition to natural friendships and interactions, there are also planned activities to direct cultural discussions and exchange.
The Arava Institute Campus Life team consists of a Campus Life Director and 2-3 Program Associates. The Campus Life Director (CLD) is responsible for arranging community programming, managing day-to-day logistics, and supporting the health and well-being of students. Arava Program Associates (PAs) are usually recent Arava Institute alumni and are easily accessible staff that live on campus, running the Campus Life Program and helping with many day-to-day issues, from arranging student council meetings to organizing weekend games of volleyball. Learn more about your Campus Life team.