Dates, Tuition and Scholarships

Dates

Seminar Classic/Shvilim/Ramah Asiyah:  June 25, 2019 – Aug. 5, 2019
Poland Seminar: June 16, 2019 – June 25, 2019

 

Tuition

 

Tuition is listed before scholarship.

$10,217 Seminar Classic/Shvilim/Ramah Asiyah – NY Departure
$3,151 Poland Seminar (optional addition)
$400 additional cost from LAX
$250 additional cost from Toronto
$150 additional cost from Chicago*
$8,650 land only (without flight)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pay last summer’s base price for NY Departure ($9,920.00) if you register and pay the deposit by Oct. 1st.

$2000 discount if you studied in Israel on an educational program for 3 or more months

$1000 off for Canadians (due to the exchange rate)

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 $15 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 2019 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.

* The Chicago/ORD flight add-on applies only to Poland departures. There is no Israel departure from ORD.

 

Land Only

Those who prefer to make their own round-trip flight arrangements to Israel will be billed a total of $8,650, which excludes air travel.

Participants must be ready to participate promptly in the start of our program in Israel on June 26, 2019. 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.

 

Scholarships

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, 2019: Ramah Seminar Scholarship Application 2019

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.

Payment Schedule

Payment in full is expected by April 1, 2019.

Any checks or envelopes postmarked after April 1, 2019 will result in a late fee of $100.

Payment must be made in USD.

 

Deposits

All applications must include a deposit of $1,000. This deposit is refundable in full until January 31, 2019.

 

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.