Who pays the rent, utilities, groceries and travel expenses?
Apartment rent is included in the cost of the program. Utilities and building fees (where applicable) are evenly split among the participants of each apartment. This money comes out of their utilities retainer at the end of the program. Groceries come at your own expense. Food will be provided during group trip days and retreats, unless otherwise stated. Transport is free for participants, as Top Israel Interns provides monthly bus passes.
Do I have the option to find my own accommodation?
You can find your own apartment. Participants that use their own accommodation pay $5500 USD for the semester program, and $1900 USD for the Summer Program.
Will I be assigned a roommate and how many people live in each apartment?
Unless you wish to have a single room (with additional expense) you will have one roommate (under extenuating circumstancesthere may be up to a total of three people in one bedroom). In general between 4-8 people live in an apartment. They are all large and well furnished apartments and our participants are comfortable in them.
What are the apartments equipped with?
The apartments are fully furnished. This means you'll have a kitchen with appliances, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, as well as a dining room table, den with couches, flatscreen TV (no cable, for internet usage only), internet, beds, dressers etc.
Where exactly are the apartments?
Our Jerusalem apartments are in the center of the city, close to the light rail and city bus lines which makes getting to and from work quick and easy. The Machane Yehuda Market is also in close proximity, which means you have an endless variety of food stores, restaurants, and bars just moments away from home.
Our Tel Aviv apartments are situated between Tel Aviv’s Neve Tzedek quarter and the port town of Jaffa, or in Florentin. Florentin is famous for its designer stores, street art, nightlife, and boho coffee shops. Florentin is just a quick bike ride or half hour walk from Tel Aviv’s buzzing city center.