At Ulpan Etzion, you will meet hundreds of other young adults from all around the world who have chosen to build their futures in Israel. In addition to Hebrew studies, activities include trips around the country, social and recreational activities, and workshops about Israeli society and career-building.
Ulpan Etzion was the very first ulpan in Israel in 1949 and has served as the model for all The Jewish Agency’s highly successful Hebrew-language courses.
Each of the five Ulpan Etzion locations has two starting dates per year. Speak with your shaliach to find out which location might be best for you.
- Available for college graduates aged 22-35
- Admission for all off-campus students, of any family status, is on a case-by-case basis
- On-campus accommodation is available to singles and married couples without children
Scroll down for locations and details for each Ulpan Etzion Experience.
Ulpan Etzion Experiences
Ulpan Etzion Jerusalem
Interested in living and studying Hebrew in Jerusalem? Ulpan Etzion will give you the best of both.
Ulpan Etzion Carmel, Haifa
Soak up the culture and improve your Hebrew as you explore the hi-tech and educational opportunities available in Haifa and the surrounding region.
Ulpan Etzion Ra'anana
Making Aliyah and need to improve your Hebrew? Learn Hebrew in central Israel as you meet peers from around the world.
Ulpan Etzion Ramla
Interested in combining studying Hebrew with staying fit? Ulpan Etzion Ramla offers free entrance at Ramla’s swimming pool and gym.
Ulpan Etzion Ye’elim Be’er Sheva
Love the Negev? Start your life in Israel at our ulpan in Be’er Sheva. Our solid academic Hebrew courses will improve your language skills in five short months.
Ulpan Etzion + Kibbutz Ulpan on Kibbutz Tzuba
Kibbutz and Ulpan Etzion - two great experiences that are great together!
Jerusalem: Jordana’s Sukkot Holiday
She made Aliyah to Israel from Queens, NY. And this is her first Sukkot in Israel as a new immigrant. Yes, she always dreamed of coming here. And now, as a student at the Ulpan Hebrew program, she’s
A Honeymoon in Israel
Ilana and Yonatan Cohen have been married for a month – and though they are originally from the City of Light, the City of Love, Paris, they’ve chosen Israel as their honeymoon destination, and also
In the Shade of Terror, Olim Choose Be'ersheva
“The choice of young Jews from around the world to build their future in Israel, in preference over other countries, is a real victory of Zionism." - Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky
Olah's bright art belies sad inspiration
'I was not just representing Israel; I was representing a new life in a new country - but an old dream come true'
'You are twice blessed' Sharansky tells olim at Ulpan Etzion
'Klitah (absorption) without neshama (soul) doesn’t provide encouragement for new olim. I can see that here you receive neshama ve-ruach (soul and spirit)'