2021-2022

Big Idea Tuition

Fall Semester (Sept – Dec): $15,490
Fall Semester + Impact Month (Sept – Feb): $17,990
Year Program (Sept – May): $26,490
Spring Semester (Jan-June): $16,490

Most participants are eligible for an automatic grant from Masa, which will be deducted from the cost of the program tuition. Scholarships are also available.

International Add-Ons

The more you travel, the more you save! Save $200 for each additional trip you choose with our bundle discount.

  • China – $2,300
  • Czech Republic – $2,300
  • Spain – $2,300
  • Ethiopia – $2,300
  • Italy – $2,300
  • Germany – $2,300
  • Nepal – $2,500
  • Poland – $2,500

Payment Schedules

$100 Non-Refundable Application Fee – required upon registering for all programs.

September Programs

  • Fall EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Pay deposit of $5,000 by December 15, and receive one of our international trips for FREE (deposit fully refundable before June 1)
  • March 1 – Pay Deposit of $5,000 to lock in last years price (refundable before June 1)
  • After March 1, the program tuition will increase by $500 for Year long programs and $250 for Semester programs
  • July 1 – Balance of tuition due
  • A $500 late fee will be assessed for failure to submit tuition or a signed payment plan agreement by the July 1 deadline

January Programs

  • Spring EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Pay deposit of $5,000 by June 15, and receive one of our international trips for FREE (deposit fully refundable before Nov. 1)
  • August 1 – Pay Deposit of $5,000 to lock in last years price (refundable before November 1)
  • After August 1, the program tuition will increase of $500 for Year long programs and $250 for Semester programs
  • December 1 – Balance of tuition due
  • A $500 late fee will be assessed for failure to submit tuition or a signed payment plan agreement by the December 1 deadline

Cancellation Fees

September Programs

  • All tuition payments are fully refundable prior to June 1. 
  • Between June 1 and July 15, a $1000 cancellation fee will apply.
  • After July 15 and prior to the start of the program, a $2500 cancellation fee will apply.
  • Students enrolled in add-on programs will be charged an additional $500 cancellation fee if withdrawing after June 1 and additional cancellation fees will be assessed for any airline tickets and other arrangements already confirmed for International Trips.
  • Tuition and fees are non-refundable once the program has begun.

January Programs

  • All tuition payments are fully refundable prior to November 1. 
  • Between November 1 and December 15, a $1000 cancellation fee will apply.
  • After December 15 and prior to the start of the program, a $2500 cancellation fee will apply.
  • Students enrolled in add-on programs will be charged an additional $500 cancellation fee upon withdrawing after November 1 and additional cancellation fees will be assessed for any airline tickets and other arrangements already confirmed for International Trips.
  • Tuition and fees are non-refundable once the program has begun.

Additional Details

Program prices are fixed in US Dollars ($). The price of Aardvark Israel includes program tuition, housing, medical insurance, fees for all academic courses, field trips, seminars, local transportation, and more. Each special interest program price includes the cost of all instruction, extra-curricular activities, workshops, and seminars. The International Trip prices include round trip airfare between Israel and the foreign destination and all program costs associated with each trip, including meals during foreign travel. The cost of any visas which may be required are not included in the program tuition.

The cost of most meals is not included in the price of the program. Aardvark Israel staff will work with the students in each apartment to develop a system whereby everyone contributes evenly to the purchase of groceries and preparing meals together so as to most efficiently and cost effectively live together. Families should plan on their child spending approximately $2000 on grocery costs over the course of the year or $1000 per semester. Round trip airfare to/from Israel is not included in the program tuition. Students are welcome to fly on the airline of their choice or purchase a ticket using frequent flier miles.

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