Kibbutz Ulpan Etzion Tzuba

Next Ulpan Session Opening:
April 30th, 2024

Internship and study Hebrew in the outskirts of Jerusalem!

Tzuba is a beautiful kibbutz located in the Jerusalem mountains, close to both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Kibbutz Ulpan Etzion Tzuba is unique in that it offers its participants to apply for internship positions near the kibbutz or in Jerusalem!

KIbbutz Ulpan Etzion Tzuba gears towards people ages 22-35 that hold either a college or university degree or a professional diploma. So while at the other Kibbutz Ulpans’ participants normally volunteer on the different Kibbutz work, at Kibbutz Ulpan Etzion Tzuba you can boost your career while studying Hebrew!

The ulpan participants in Tzuba are like family, and the kibbutz emphasizes the value of community life and the relationship between the kibbutz members and the ulpan. Etzion  Tzuba takes Hebrew studies seriously and this is a great place to really learn how to speak Hebrew like a true Israeli!

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Participants live in shared rooms, three participants in each room. Each room includes:  a small fridge, AC, desk, chairs and Free Wifi. Towels, bedsheets and blankets are provided. The women’s rooms have an attached bathroom. The men have a shared bathroom.

 Participants are responsible for cleaning their rooms and surroundings.

Each participant receives a monthly meal allowance. With this allowance, you can choose to either buy a meal at the Kibbutz dinning hall (available on certain days) or buy food at the shop on the kibbutz or you can buy products and cook your own meal. All other expenses re: transportation, personal consumer goods etc, is at the participant’s expense.

You will receive meal allowance. Meals are provided in the Kibbutz dining room as follows: Lunch is provided Sunday thru Thursday. Dinner is provided on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.* The dining room is Kosher and provides healthy and tasty food! 

On days when meals aren’t provided at the Kibbutz dining room, you may use your lunch allowance to buy food at the local shop and cook on your own or buy ready-made food and snacks.

There is a fully equipped communal kitchen.

*Meals provided in the dining room are subject to change.

Hebrew lessons are divided into two level groups: Level 1 for beginners and Level 2 for advanced. Beginners class has up to 18 students while advanced class has up to 12 students. 

Study time: 3 days a week from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

According to the Ministry of Education of Israel, total Ulpan hours: 18-24 hours weekly.

The afternoons and evenings are your spare time! You can enjoy the local pub, exercise at the gym (may require additional cost) or just relax and enjoy the amazing views of Tzuba.

Participants enjoy a day off once per month as well as Saturdays and local Holidays.

Your spare time on weekends starts on Thursday afternoon, once you finish your class. You can choose to visit friends, family or tour the country. The Dead Sea is just a one hour drive away. Tel Aviv, the city that never sleeps, is a great option for a night out on town and only a 40 minute drive. Jerusalem is the nearest city and it offers endless dining options, theatres, museums and more.

During your stay, you’ll enjoy 5 planned trips to: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, North and South of Israel. You’ll also take part in The kibbutz holiday celebrations with the rest of the community.

Once a month you’ll enjoy a guided tour across the country at no extra cost!

As a Kibbutz Ulpan participant, you have access to a variety of cultural activities organized by Kibbutz Tzuba and by The Jewish Agency for Israel, including tours around Israel and holiday celebrations with the kibbutz.

Ulpan Etzion Tzuba offers participants to apply for internships near the kibbutz (in the area of Jerusalem). This is a unique option that is available only on Kibbutz Ulpan Tzuba. The option of working/volunteering on Kibbutz Tzuba is not available.

There are available positions in many fields such as; medical, engineering, marketing, arts, business, hi-tech and more! Our Internship coordinator will help you find the perfect internship position (this service is at extra cost).

The program cost for Kibbutz Ulpan Etzion Tzuba is $7,000 for the full five months. This cost includes: Ulpan classes, housing meals (unless stated otherwise in “Meals”) and guided tours and activities operated by Kibbutz Ulpan.

As a Masa Israel sponsored program, you may be eligible for a Masa grant that may cover up to 50% of the program plan. Contact us to find out!

Just 20 minutes by public transportation to Jerusalem, and 45 minutes to Tel Aviv. From airport: Taxi “Nesher” to Jerusalem costs 60 shekels. Bus to Jerusalem costs 22 shekels. Pre ordered taxi from Jerusalem to the kibbutz costs 250 shekels. From Jerusalem to Tzuba, bus line 183 “superbus” costs 10 shekels (prices may change).

PUB, Swimming pool (in summer months), basketball court, soccer court, gym and synagogue are all complimentary. 

The director of Kibbutz Ulpan Etzion Tzuba is Mr. Meir Zaraya. 
Mr. Zaraya was born in Tzuba and loves the kibbutz life. He like to hike, read and is an expert on global and local politics. You can reach out to Meir: +972-54-563-7796

If you are already in the process of making Aliyah please apply for this program here:  Jewish Agency

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IMPORTANT –  READ THIS BEFORE MESSAGING US!  Our organization is in charge only of the registration of tourists who want to participate in the program. Generally, our participants come to Israel as tourists, and if they are eligible, they can benefit from a Masa Israel Journey Grant/Scholarship, and significantly reduce the program cost. Once they have finished the program, they can begin their Aliyah process with a much better Hebrew level. If you have already made Aliyah or want to come to Israel as an Oleh/Olah, please visit The Jewish Agency for Israel directly.

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Kibbutz Ulpan Program 
1 Hayasmin St
Ramat Efal (Ramat Gan), 5296000 Israel

Tel: +972-(0)532203984
Fax: +972-(0)3-6352961

The information brought to you here is subject to change. We may make changes from time to time to any of our services, fees, schedules etc’. We try our best to keep the website up to date but there might be discrepancies from time to time between the information brought to you here and between what you may find or experience in the Kibbutz. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or remove any documents, information or other content appearing on our Website or Service.

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