Our program operates out of Kibbutz Barkai, which is located North of Tel Aviv and South of Haifa in the Wadi Ara Region (also called the Nahal Iron). The Wadi Ara is a 20 km valley that connects the Israeli coastal plain with the Jezreel valley. Since Kibbutz Barkai is located in the center of Israel, our students are able to travel to Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and plenty of other Israeli destinations.
The Kibbutz is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based in agriculture. Today Barkai, like many other kibbutzim in Israel, has privatized, but it still retains some of the original communal culture.
You will enjoy many aspects of kibbutz life, including meals at the dining hall and with your kibbutz host family, enjoying the pool in the summer and spending Shabbat with the community. Kibbutz Barkai offers you a home away from home while you are here.