Dorm rooms are typically set up for 4 students. Each student has a bed, desk, shelf and closet space. Each dorm room has a shower and bathroom. There are communal lounges, rehearsal spaces, activity rooms and outdoor spaces on campus for students to enjoy.
Standard bed sizes are a bit different in Israel than they are in some other countries. For this reason we recommend that our international families consider using services like https://www.packforisrael.com/collections/bedding-towels, https://tamarimconcierge.com/product-category/dorm-packs/, or https://www.blanketexpressplus.com/ for bedding.
It is always important to check with your airline for luggage restrictions. There is space in the dorm rooms to store suitcases under the beds and over the closets, this space is limited. We recommend that each student pack one suitcase, one medium sized duffle bag (useful for weekends and short trips), and a backpack. We also recommend bringing travel sized toiletries for the first few days and planning to purchase bulky or heavy items (such as shampoo) locally.
Every student is expected to wear a solid colored shirt with the school logo on it. Students may bring their own shirts and have the logo ironed on at a variety of stores in Jerusalem, or they may purchase pre-made shirts from the school. Traditionally students where white school shirts for certain school events or national holidays and students where green shirts for sports classes. In addition to the school shirt/symbol requirement, students are expected to dress appropriately at all times in a way that is respectful of themselves, each other, and the school environment.
There are laundry facilities available on campus and students can do laundry during their free time. Students can purchase tokens for the laundry machines from the dorm staff. Students can purchase laundry detergent from any of the nearby stores. Typically roommates will purchase and share certain items as a group though some prefer to keep these things separate as individuals.
Yes. Students will be provided with cleaning supplies, guidance, and supervision and will be expected to keep their rooms, bathrooms and other communal spaces clean and organized.
Students are not permitted to light fire of any kind, including shabbat candles, in their rooms. Students are invited to candle-lighting in the dining hall where there are sufficient candles for anyone who chooses to light.
There is wifi in every dorm room and most common areas. The Mae Boyar Educational Campus has been integrating digital learning into the high school curriculum since long before covid. Every student uses a laptop and an online classroom platform as part of their learning experience.
The school adheres fully to the policies of the ministries of Health and Education. International students must be fully vaccinated to join the program and as such are entitled to the “Green Passport.”
Accepted students will receive all the information needed to get the appropriate student visa for their time in Israel. Program staff are available to assist with this process.
A representative of the school will meet international students at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival and escort them to our campus in Jerusalem where they can check in to their dorm room and settle in before orientation.
Israeli skies are currently open and families are encouraged to visit during scheduled vacations. Families are welcome to visit the campus after making prior arrangements with the staff. Families are not able to sleep on campus and should consider any of the nearby hotels or holiday apartment rental options. Students are expected to maintain their attendance if/while families are visiting.