|Mitzvah Corps Israel||$7,495|
* $500 deposit due at the time of registration. $1500 interim payment due March 1. Final payment due May 1.
Please Note: The program fees listed include anticipated grants and special subsidies that NFTY has received in the past. If these are not forthcoming for the Summer 2018, there will be an increase in program costs.
BACK in 2019: Early Bird Registration!
Register by January 3, 2019 to receive a $400 discount on any of our programs. The discount will be applied directly to your balance. Encourage your friends and family to register early to take advantage of this special offer.
The program fees include round-trip international airfare, professional adult supervision, 3 meals a day, hotel accommodations and the complete touring program (including guided tours, admissions and special programs), basic medical coverage while traveling with NFTY, and all departure taxes. All fees listed are based upon round trip airfares and land costs as of September 1, 2017, and are subject to change.
What’s Not Included
Passport fees; pocket money for incidental expenses such as snacks, gifts and laundry; expenses associated with chronic disease or sickness or continuing medication such as allergy shots; cost of domestic travel to departure point and back to your hometown; any costs incurred through damage to, or loss of, personal property.
$500 deposit is required with your application. An interim payment of $1,500 is due by March 1. Final payment for summer programs is due May 1.
Many communities understand that teen travel is a powerful Jewish identity building experience and have allocated scholarship funds. Speak with your rabbi or synagogue educator about scholarship opportunities. Many synagogues and Jewish Community Federations offer scholarships. For more information, please visit our Financial Assistance page.
Participants must turn at least 15 years old during 2018 and be in a high school grade (9th-12th) during the 2017-2018 school year.
Alternate Flight Arrangements (“Deviations”)
Deviation requests must be made in writing no later than April 20. We will make all reasonable effort to accommodate timely requests for deviations from the group air travel itinerary. Typical requests include a change of departure and/or arrival airport(s), travel dates, airline carriers, and/or requests for the parent/guardian to assume responsibility for booking their teen's airfare. Our ability to accommodate deviation requests will be limited by the deviation rules of our airlines. For any deviation from the planned group flight arrangements, there will be a $200 administrative fee and any additional transportation costs that are incurred.
Requests to Be Placed with Friends
We will do everything possible to see that you are placed in a group with your friends if you: applied on time, are participating on the same program and you have the same departure date. Please note that friend requests are not considered for roommate assignments.
Refunds and Cancellations
Anyone who needs to cancel his or her participation for any reason through March 1st will receive a full refund. Through May 1, the $500 deposit and $1,500 interim payment are nonrefundable. After May 1, no refunds will be issued for withdrawal from the program.
We recommend a third-party Travel Protection Insurance policy that may allow you to recoup some or all of the nonrefundable expenses you may incur due to cancellation, dismissal, injury requiring withdrawal from the program, lost or delayed luggage, or other unexpected circumstances. Policy details are available on our travel insurance page. We are not a travel protection insurance provider. We cannot guarantee the applicability of third-party travel protection policies purchased by non-recommended insurers. You may opt to purchase our recommended policy on the program registration form.
How to Register
All NFTY in Israel program registration is submitted online. Upon registration, you will authorize us to charge your credit card (MasterCard or VISA) or debit you via eCheck for the deposit. Our office will review your registration within one week, at which time your payment method will be charged. If you are unable to pay the deposit, have difficulty completing the online registration, or have other questions, please call (212) 452-6517 for assistance. After we process your registration and deposit, we will email you a confirmation, which will include instructions for accessing important materials to prepare you for the summer ahead. Our bursar will bill you for the balance due based on the payment schedule you select.