The Marva track is an army simulation program that gives you the opportunity to gain a first-hand understanding of the Israeli military from within. Live together with Israelis and other participants from around the world on an army base for two months. Meet with soldiers, wear an Israeli army uniform, carry a gun, and learn survival skills, field training, self-defense, topography, navigation, and more.
Through hiking the land, living in field conditions and going through lessons and lectures, you will learn hands-on the issues of the country. Marva will help you strengthen your ties to Israel, whether you’re a tourist or a potential new immigrant. It is a group experience like no other.
The program is based in the south of Israel on a Gadna base, but participants will spend considerable time in various other parts of the country, including Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, the Galilee and more. Through hikes, lectures, lessons and physical activities, participants partake in real-life training exercises and live in actual army conditions. Hard military-style discipline is enforced in all activities, making this experience challenging and satisfactory.