Ulpan Etzion + Kibbutz Ulpan on Kibbutz Tzuba

Kibbutz and Ulpan Etzion - two great experiences that are great together!

Kibbutz Ulpan is one of our most successful programs for young adults who want to learn Hebrew and experience a lifestyle unique to Israel, while meeting other young Jews from around the world.


Ulpan Etzion, which was founded in 1949, is designed specifically for young immigrants who hold college degrees to build a solid foundation in academic Hebrew.

Now, the Jewish Agency offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds, with a new Etzion program located in Kibbutz Tzuba, near Jerusalem.


On the five-month program, you will:

•  Study with your peers in intensive Hebrew-language courses designed for university-educated, ambitious olim, 24 hours weekly.

•  Work on the kibbutz, also for 24 hours weekly. The type of work varies depending on the needs of Kibbutz Tzuba. Available settings may include: early-childhood nursery, Hotel Tzuba, the “Kiftzuba” children’s amusement park, the Oran Safety Glass factory, the kibbutz gardens, the dairy, and more.

•  Live in a pastoral, peaceful environment – just 20 minutes by public transportation to Jerusalem, and 45 minutes to Tel Aviv.

•  Prepare for higher education in Israel or to enter the Israeli job market.

•  Make friends with other new olim from around the world.

•  Receive support, employment guidance, and academic counseling from our staff.

•  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.

•  Develop a connection with an “adoptive” Israeli family.



Ulpan Etzion–Kibbutz Tzuba accepts single Olim only.

Ages 22-35.

You must hold either a college or university degree or a professional diploma.

You must also receive written permission from a doctor for this work-study program.



Ulpan Etzion – Tzuba has 12 studio apartments, a TV lounge, a swimming pool (free for Ulpan students; open during the summer season from Shavuot to Sukkot), and a pub. The kosher dining hall serves 3 meals a day, with a vegetarian option.

Each studio apartment, with 2-3 students sharing each room, has a kitchenette, bathroom with shower, basic furnishings, and dishes. 



Sessions begin in April and October.



NIS 6,200 plus a deposit, refunded upon completing the program, of NIS 500. The fee, including deposit, is payable to the kibbutz upon arrival.

The fee covers accommodation costs including utilities, 3 meals a day, bedding and bed linens, towels, work clothes and shoes, Hebrew text books and school supplies, Wi-Fi access in the classrooms and dorm rooms, and laundry service for work clothes, bedding, and towels. Additional laundry services (other than for work clothes, bedding, and towels) is available for a small fee.


Ulpan Etzion - Kibbutz Tzuba + Internship 

A special track of Ulpan Kibbutz Tzuba combines Hebrew studies, life on the Kibbutz and a professional internship. 



Contact program manager Meir Zaraya 

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