Tuition and Scholarships



Tuition is listed before scholarship.

$8,150 land only (without flight).
$9,630 including flight from NY area
$250 additional cost from Toronto
 $400  additional cost from Los Angeles
$2,970 Poland Seminar (optional addition)










Tuition includes the entire program: fees and taxes, all room and board, health insurance, and group t-shirt and photo.

NOT included in tuition are: laundry charges (approximately $11 per load), expenditures for personal gifts, costs incurred during the participant’s free time, transportation to and from host families, airline luggage surcharges, and other personal expenditures.


Please note that tuition has been set with consideration of anticipated 2017 prices in fuel, land, and travel costs. If a significant change occurs in costs (especially with regard to airfare), an adjustment of tuition may be made to offer the program without compromising its quality.


Early Registration Discount

If you start your online application and pay the $1,000 deposit by November 1st, 2017, you will receive an early registration discount of $150.

If you also apply for Poland Seminar by November 1st and pay the deposit, you will pay last year’s price ($2,890).

Canadian Discount

Canada residents receive a $1,000 USD discount-Tuition payment is in USD.


Land Only

Those who prefer to make their own round-trip flight arrangements to Israel will be billed a total of $8,150, which excludes air travel.

Participants must be ready to participate promptly in the start of our program in Israel on June 28, 2017. Participants will have to make their own arrangements for ground transportation to and from the airports, ticket confirmation, etc. Ramah staff are not responsible for accompanying land only participants to and from the Seminar base.

Participants in the Poland Seminar may not enroll on a land only basis, as we require all participants to travel together on our group flights to Warsaw.


Payment Schedule

Payment in full is expected by April 1, 2017.

Any checks or envelopes postmarked after April 1, 2017 will result in a late fee of $100.



All applications must include a deposit of $1,000. This deposit is refundable in full until January 31, 2017.


Cancellation Fees

Cancellations must be made in writing.

before March 31 $500 USD cancellation fee
April 1 – April 30 $700 USD
May 1 – May 31 $1,500 USD
after June 1 tuition is non-refundable

We recommend that you purchase a trip cancellation insurance policy from your travel agent if you have to withdraw from the trip.

Any requests to waive the cancellation fees will be made on an individual basis.



Ramah Israel and the Ramah camps are strongly committed to the ideal that no qualified participant should be prevented from joining Seminar due to lack of funds. To this end, we have developed the Seminar Scholarship Fund which will enable deserving youth, who would otherwise be unable to do so, to come to Israel. We will soon post further information concerning scholarships.

Scholarship applications are due February 10, 2017: RAMAH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

If possible, we ask that you seriously consider a voluntary contribution to the Scholarship Fund. Please check the appropriate space on the application form.

Click here for a list of scholarship opportunities.

In addition to our list of funding sources, check out Plant Your Way – an innovative program that will help you save money for a trip to Israel and at the same time raise money for the greening of Israel.