Pricing & Terms
The price for The Jerusalem Journey trips includes all hotel stays and accommodations, round-trip airfare from New York (unless otherwise noted), 3 meals a day, trips, and admission fees for regularly scheduled activities for the duration of the trip. Prices do not include spending money for gifts, games, books and snacks or any optional purchases.
Please Note: All applications received after May 24th, 2018 will include a $100 Late Registration Fee.
– $425 due at time of application, $100 is non-refundable (all programs)
– $1,000 due at time of acceptance (all programs)
– $1,000 due for the March 1st payment
– Balance due May 1st (all programs)
All summer programs fees must be paid in full to NCSY by May 1st. Any pending scholarship requests WILL NOT be applied towards the balance. In the event that a person has a pending scholarship either with NCSY or with another organization, that person’s balance must be paid in full by May 1st INCLUDING the amount pending in scholarships. If after May 1st additional scholarship monies are received by NCSY, NCSY will immediately credit the account for the amount received. Scholarships will be applied towards the cost of the program ONLY when NCSY has received an official letter of intent from the funding source.
There is a $425 application fee (not included in the cost of the program) which must be submitted at the time of application through our online registration system. Upon acceptance to any program, we require an additional non-refundable acceptance deposit of $1,000 to secure a seat on the program. If this deposit is not paid within two weeks of acceptance, NCSY reserves the right to re-assign the seat to another applicant. Please note – the $1,000 deposit is a portion of the overall program cost and does not represent an additional expense.
Withdrawals, Refunds & Cancellations
Many of the expenses that NCSY pays in advance to our vendors are non-refundable. Therefore, we have developed the following refund schedule to help us cover some of those non-refundable expenses should you choose to cancel from the program.
Upon cancellation, please notify our office by phone or email immediately. However, refunds are processed solely upon receipt of WRITTEN NOTIFICATION to NCSY. To accomplish this, you may send us an email (using the email address we have for you on file) with your official notice of cancellation.
If your written cancellation is received on or before:
- February 28, 2018 – payments are refundable less $100
- April 15, 2018 – payments are refundable less $1,400
- June 1, 2018 – payments are refundable less 50% of total tuition cost (Registration fee is no longer refundable)
- After June 1st payments are no longer refundable.
Program Capacity Procedure
Please note: When a program is filled to capacity and all participants are fully committed, we will notify everyone enrolled in that program notifying them that tuition payments are no longer refundable (even if the program sells out before June 1st).
Flight Arrangements & Luggage
Transportation for the program is via group flights. Airline tickets are not transferable and may not be exchangeable for reservations at any other date. All flight deviation fees are the responsibility of parents of program participants. NCSY is not responsible for the cancellation or schedule change of any flights nor any fees connected with their cancellation, schedule change or lost baggage. In all cases of lost or damaged luggage, program participants must deal directly with the airline. After acceptance to the program, information regarding recommended travel insurance will be sent to participants.
The following flight surcharges will apply:
- Southern: $150
- West Coast: $150
Interview & Acceptance
Acceptance to all programs is contingent upon a successful interview and receipt of two (2) letters of recommendation. Additionally, participants must submit a medical form and a copy of their medical insurance card before tickets are issued. All decisions regarding acceptance are at the sole discretion of the Director of NCSY Summer Programs.
The Director of Summer Programs reserves the right to terminate a child’s participation in an NCSY Summer Program. When the decision has been made to remove a participant from the program, it will be done as soon as possible. The participant will either be signed out by a relative or transferred under the supervision of our tour provider and/or staff to a facility until proper travel arrangements are finalized. Return travel in this situation will be unchaperoned. NCSY will take into account all practical considerations and difficulties (flight availability, cost, etc.) when making these arrangements. Any cost incurred in sending a participant home to due to the violation of the program’s code of conduct will be at the participant’s and his or her parent’s or guardian’s own expense. There will be no refunds given for any portion of the trip that is unused.
Subject to Change
All program dates are subject to change and all program fees are subject to change due to flight and fuel price increases and other variables. Additionally, the duration, itinerary or other details of the program may be canceled, curtailed, altered or modified without prior notice, obligation, or reimbursement.
Many Jewish Federations offer grants and scholarships for teens attending Israel programs during the summer. Contact your local Jewish federation, Synagogue, or other Jewish institutions to find out about scholarship opportunities. For a partial listing of scholarships available in your area, please click here.