Frequently asked questions
What is a mechina?
A mechina is a pre-army preparatory program for post-high school youth. Our mechinot focus on preparing students for the army, but also for life after the army. We believe in strengthening our students’ minds, bodies, and souls.
Who should apply to Ein Prat mechinot?
People who would like to make aliya or serve in the army, but would like to grow as individuals and within the community before they serve, should apply to Ein Prat mechinot.
Who are the other participants in the mechinot?
The other participants in the Ein Prat mechinot are religious and secular Israeli youth who would like to develop themselves before they begin their army service.
Which Ein Prat program is right for me?
Each mechina has its own unique personality and perspective. Kfar Adumim is more grounded in text, Nofei Prat in the pioneering spirit, and Kibbutz Sufa in the connection to the land. For more information on the individual programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I don’t speak Hebrew well?
Ein Prat will provide an optional Ulpan both before the mechina begins and over the course of the year in order to help improve our North American students’ Hebrew.
What if I am not sure if I want to serve in the army?
Though the goal of the mechina is to strengthen you for life and for the army, serving in the army is not a required in order to be a participant in an Ein Prat mechina. It should however me an option that you are considering.
How much is tuition?
Tuition for the year long program is 80,000nis. That includes the dorm, meals, and all trips within the country. It also includes several hours of Hebrew instruction a week and a weekly course taught in English.
Is there financial aid available?
Yes. Financial aid is available through Ein Prat endowments. Please contact email@example.com for more information