The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Ulpan Etzion Program – Ramla
Academic ulpan in the center of Israel
Live-in ulpan for young, single academics between the ages of 22 and 35 who hold academic degrees or professional diplomas
Israel's state-of-the art "ulpan" (intensive Hebrew study) programs for new immigrants include five hours of immersive Hebrew-language instruction each day, five days a week, for five months. The instructors, who are certified by the Ministry of Education, weave together a variety of educational techniques, technology, and subject matter to help students achieve mastery of the Israeli language at all levels, whether you are starting with the Aleph-Bet or you need to polish your vocabulary and grammar. The courses include units on Israeli culture and trips around Israel, to enhance your learning experience and help you feel at home.
The High Standard of Ulpan Etzion - Ramla
The Ramla Ulpan Etzion Program aims to provide you as a new immigrant with the tools required for easier integration into the labor market and higher education. Working together with the municipal youth center “K’shatot”, you will receive assistance in career development and finding a suitable job. We believe that everyone is capable of achieving success in their educations, and careers, for themselves and for their society. Studies also include units on issues of Jewish identity, Israeli holidays, familiarity with Israeli society, the history of the Jewish people, and current events. There is an emphasis on encouraging volunteer activities.
You will live in new buildings in apartments of four or five rooms, one participant to each room. Accommodation is in Kiryat Menachem, one of Ramla’s best neighborhoods. All apartments have internet connection and are furnished with beds, desks, a refrigerator, stove-top, microwave, and an electric kettle.
The program also includes:
Social and cultural programs: In the framework of the program, students will be exposed to a rich variety of cultural programs. These include social activities, tours around the country, and workshops in various subjects. Social events will be planned with young people from the area (including students and academics) to give olim an opportunity to experience life in Israel from the perspective of locals.
Guidance and Counselling: Career and educational guidance at the end of the program
“Adoptive” Israeli Families to make you feel at home
10 % Discount at certain businesses in the city (with a Young Ramla Card from “K’shatot”)
Free entrance to sporting events in the city
Free entrance to swimming pool and gym for one year
Tours of industrial plants and high-tech companies
Ramla is a major city located in the central region of Israel at the crossroads of Tel Aviv (Israel’s commercial center) and Jerusalem, the capital. Since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, olim from the world over have been arriving in Ramla, a city which welcomes new immigrants and eases the process of immigration. Although the city has struggled economically in the past, it is currently in the process of exciting changes, and big strides are being made to establish it as a business hub. New transport routes are being developed, which will open and connect the city even more and help to develop it as the second-largest district providing employment in the area, thus, securing a strong economic future and a high quality of life for its residents.
Winter Semester: December 1, 2012
Summer Semester: June 1, 2013
Cost of Program:
₪ 650 per month (plus utilities)
For further information, please contact:
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