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Primary and Secondary Schools in Tamra

Internship, Volunteering, Remote Internship possible
In the northern of Israel town of Tamra, we organise volunteering and internships in various educational institutions. This includes primary schools, secondary schools and afternoon care for children
This placement is possible as a Remote / Virtual internship from home! Tasks for Remote Interns: Due to Corona, school lessons in Israel still only take place online from home. You will teach 11-13 year old students in English conversation. They have been learning English since they were 8 years old. The remote internship is 450 EUR for the first month and 100 EUR additionally for any additional month or part thereof. Just submit the inquiry/order form form and mention "Remote Internship"!

Primary Schools in Tamra

Primary schools in Israel are from grade 1 to 6; the age of the students is from 7 to 12 years. The week starts on Sundays and ends on Thursdays. Classes are usually from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Subjects taught are Math, English as a foreign language, Arabic, Hebrew, sports, history, sciences, music, computer lessons, religion, drama, arts and agriculture. With the exception of English and Hebrew language lessons, the medium of teaching in Tamra is Arabic.

The "Al-Sharef" primary school is attended by 395 students (226 boys and 166 girls) who are split into 15 classes. At the "Al-Razi" primary school there are around 450 students.
To support you in teaching English, especially the use of the English language ,sports, art, music and drama/theater are used. In the elementary school, "al- Sharef " there is also the opportunity to work on the preparation of lessons with teachers and thereby contribute your own ideas and suggestions. Due to the language barrier you are likely to face, you would then just observe how the local teachers include your ideas when teaching. This activity of observing is ideal to understand the didactic sequence of lessons. Furthermore, it is possible for foreign interns/volunteers to carry out artistic workshops, such as handcrafts, (shadow) theatre, fairytales and storytelling). You can do this in English. It is also possible to give private tutoring to students, to assist them in their learning process, to motivate them and to increase their self-esteem.

The "Al-Sharef" primary school has a well-equipped computer lab called "Newton Centre", which is also used for computer classes for students of other schools.

“Al-Sharef" runs a program called "Berah" which means "flower", offering afternoon classes in Mathematics, Arabic, Hebrew and English to anyone interested.
Berah has the symbolic meaning of "to blossom".
 “Al-Sharef" wants to make itself an environmental-friendly "Green School". The first measures have been implemented, such as defining a maximum number of photocopies that each teacher is allowed to make.
The "Al-Razi" primary school runs an alternative learning centre, aimed at the provision of education by play and group work, using books, educational games, cards, puzzles and computers. In the school's basement, there is a handcraft room for creative activities and a sports room.
Both primary schools give special support to students with learning difficulties. There are extra classes making use of the concepts of special education.


Nowaideia - after school care for children from problem families

Nowaideia is a term to describe institutions where primary school age children from problem families can get after-school care. There are several Nowaideia in Tamra. The children usually arrive from Sunday to Thursday directly after school at around 2:30 p.m. and stay until 7.00 p.m. During school holidays, they stay for the whole day.
There are 14 children attending Zuhur al-Mahaba Nowaideia. Two female teachers assist the children with their homework and prepare them for exams. Furthermore, they play games, dance and do handcrafts. A supportive environment is created for the children, which is something they do not get at home for various reasons.

As a volunteer or intern you can assist the children with their homework and preparation for exams. You can also do leisure activities with them.
Nowaideia is also suitable for students of Social Work and Psychology. A social worker attends the institution twice a week and can supervise/tutor you during an internship.
All schools in Israel have psychologists who can supervise/tutor you during a psychology internship.
Pack for a Purpose
You can also support this project through Pack for a Purpose that we are proud members of. Pack for a Purpose is an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

Al-Bayan Middle and High School


"Al-Bayan" is a secondary school that has almost 1000 students from grade 7 to 12 (age 13-18). 550 students attend Middle School and 400, High School. The school employs 92 teachers. As with the primary schools, with the exception of English and Hebrew, all subjects are taught in Arabic. The students attend school for 7-8 hours per day.
Volunteers and interns can teach English, either assisting a local teacher or teaching on their own. A very high level of English is required. Furthermore, it is also possible to assist with extra classes. The school regularly receives Israeli students who do internships to gain practical work experience.
A variety of practical activities are offered at Al-Bayan school. In the science clubs for instance, theory is applied in real-world projects.
To make the best of your volunteering or internship activity with a school in Tamra, please email us your CV and also a one-page letter of motivation in English, in which you describe what you would like to learn and how you want to participate.

School holidays are from 1st of July to 1st of September, from 23rd of December to 10th of January, from 23rd of March to 10th of April, and during Ramadan. 
Info Box
Location: Tamra/Galilee, Israel
Availability: All year, Start date flexible
Minimum Duration: 2 Weeks
Maximum Duration: 12 Months
Language Requirements: English
Further Languages Of Advantage: Arabic
Room in apartment with family
Supervision Possible: Yes
Qualification Of Supervisor: Educators, Teachers
Minimum Qualification Of Intern:
Further Contribution To Project: None
Volunteering Possible: Yes
Required Qualification For Volunteer: None
Further Contribution To Project: None
Professional Conduct, Do you have the "right" attitude?

Report by Natalie

My name is Nathalie. I’m 21 years old and I come from Belgium. I recently completed my studies to become a teacher in secondary education. During the months of April and May, I stayed in Tamra for six weeks as a volunteer, together with two other students, Joachim and Gerlinde.

During the six weeks in Tamra, I stayed in the lovely house of Khaled and Aisha Khatib. They treated us like we were their own childeren. Thanks to their special care, I had an awesome and very interesting internship in Tamra. Khaled and Aisha openend our eyes in many ways. They encouraged us to talk to the people in Tamra, to go the beach, to Jerusalem… They really wanted for us to have a meaningful internship and they wanted us to see all the sides of Israël.

The people in Tamra were very kind. When we walked in the streets, they always asked us a lot of questions, because they were curious. They also invited us many times to their houses to drink some coffee. The people in Tamra were so friendly!

I have spend a lot of hours in the Al Mutanabbi school. This is the school where I completed my internship, together with Joachim and Gerlinde. On Sundays, we taught English to the pupils from grade seven, eight and nine. During the other days of the week, we arranged some workshops to help the pupils to improve their English. We had such a great time in the Al Mutanabbi school. The pupils and the teachers were extremely friendly! It was a very nice experience to compare the way teachers teach in Israel to the way we teach in Belgium. I have learned a lot from this internschip in this school. It made me become a better teacher.

Aisha also gave us the opportunity to help her with her clay courses. She gives two times in a week clay courses to people who are disabbled. This was also a interesting experience, because it gave me an idea of how the people in Israel deal with people who are dissabled. It was so nice to see how sweet these boys are. They loved the fact that Aisha made things in clay with them. I had so much fun during these clay courses!

My internship in Tamra was beyond awesome! Thanks to the lovely caring of Aisha and Khaled! I would recommand everybody to come to Tamra. It really opens your eyes and it makes you become a more humble person, with both feet on the ground.


P.S. Natalie, Joachim and Gerlinde are students from Artevelde University College, Belgium that regularly sends students for teaching internships. We thank Artevelde University College for their cooperation with World Unite!

Accommodation in Tamra



Shared Accommodation in Tamra:

In Tamra, our participants usually live in two adjacent houses on the hillside, overlooking Tamra and the plain of Acre, Haifa. There is direct access to the garden with olive and lemon trees between the two houses. In the floors of the two houses, there are modern and spacious studios. Eachh have a private bathroom and kitchenette. Each studio can comfortably house 2-3 participants. The owners, local couples, live there and provide necessary additional rooms on the upper floors. In the case of several participants in Tamra at the same time, we also organize accommodation in other homes of similar standards in the city.

I. World Unite! Service Package

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  up to 31 Days
32-60 Days
61-90 Days
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1 Person
650 EUR 850 EUR 1050 EUR
2-4 Persons
(Rate per Person)
600 EUR 800 EUR 1000 EUR
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The World Unite! Service Package includes:

  • Individual Consultation and Preparation prior to your arrival
  • Access to the World Unite! Online Resource Centre which has Preparation Materials including Intercultural Preparation, compiled particularly for your destination (PDFs, Videos)
  • Preparation Session via Skype, together with further participants
  • Information about and Assistance with the Arrangement of your Visa (if required), but not the official government fees for it (See costs below)
  • Pick-up and Transfers from/to Akko or Haifa train station on arrival and departure (you can easily reach these train stations from Tel Aviv Airport)
  • Personal support staff at your location and at our international office
  • Orientation and Introduction in Tamra/Haifa
  • Accompanying you to your placement on your first day
  • 24 Hours emergency support by local support team
  • 50 USD Contribution to your project
  • Local SIM Card with 30 Shekel air time
  • Issuance of Confirmations/Certificates for your university, scholarship, insurance, etc. and filling out/signing Internship Contracts for your university
  • Cost for the seedlings of 10 indigenous trees that we plant on the slopes of Kilimanjaro

The Rates do NOT include:

  • Accommodation and Meals (see below)
  • Travel to/from Israel (you book it on your own; we can assist you)
  • Official fees for Visa, if applicable (see below)
  • Insurance (Travel Health Insurance, Liability Insurance, Travel Cancellation insurance; you book it on your own, we can assist you)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Vaccinations
  • Local Transport (Estimated amounts see below)
  • Please note that for supervised/mentored internships, some organizations charge further contributions. You find this information in the "Info Box" below the respective internship description.

II. Accommodation Costs

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In Tamra
Room at shared house
1 Person
(Single Room)
75 Shekel/Day*
2 Persons p.p.
(Twin Room)
60 Shekel/Day*
In Haifa
Room at Halls of Residence
1 Person
(Single Room)
2000 Shekel/Month*
2 Persons p.p.
(Twin Room)
2000 Shekel/Month*
In Tamra: Incomplete months of your stay are paid propotionally per day.
In Haifa: You can only book/pay full months!
In case of 3-4 person: Same rate as in case of 2 Persons. 5 or more persons: Contact us for group rates.

Overview of other costs:

  • For most nationals no visa costs for a stay of up to 180 days
  • Meals around 150-200 EUR (180-250 USD)/Month (estimate)
  • Small local expenses (e.g. local transport): around 30-60 USD/Month (Estimate)
  • Insurances around 30-50 USD/Month


How do I pay?

Once all your questions have been answered and you confirm that you want to participate, we will email you an invoice. You can pay it via bank transfer, credit card or via Paypal. You will pay a deposit of 200 EUR / 250 USD when the invoice is issued. One months prior to your arrival you will pay the remainder for your Service Package.
The payment modalities for rent and possible further costs (e.g. internship supervision fees, as stated in info box of the respective project description) depend on your host country and placement. We will inform you beforehand. In many cases these costs are paid on site, but for some countries and placements they need to be paid partially or fully in advance.

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Travel Health Insurance

We recommend the following travel insurance that is meant specifically for participants of internships, volunteering, language study, working holiday, and courses abroad. It is available for travelers of all nationalities and usable for all countries, except your home country. You can also add a journey liability insurance.
Just click on the link, fill in the form and you will get a confirmation email.
Tamra is part of the metropolitan area Haifa-Akko-Tamra . These three cities are located only 15-30 minutes drive away from each other, and are accessible by buses, train (Akko-Haifa) and taxis. One can easily move between these three places and should look at the three locations as a common metropolitan area.
Tamra (25,000 inhabitants) is located on the hills which rise behind the plains of Akko. With clear weather, from Akko you have a fantastic view over Akko and the Mediterranean Sea. For this reason, Tamra is a popular town for short trips for people from the neighbouring cities, who enjoy Tamra's attractively priced traditional Arabic restaurants.
The town is dominated by Arabic Israelis living in extended family clans. Arts, culture and community are highly valued in Tamra; many citizens are highly educated and have studied abroad. They are particularly friendly and open towards foreigners and it is easy for our participants to get integrated into the town community.
Tamra is also famous for its extravagant weddings. There are several locations where weddings are celebrated. During the "wedding season", from May to October, Tamra hosts 7-10 large weddings every day.
The historical port town of Akko (also: Akkon) has around 50,000 inhabitants. Its old town atmosphere is very oriental. Akko has been mentioned in the bible's Old Testament; Alexander the Great, the Romans, Sultan Saladin, and the Crusaders have all been to Akko. Napoleon didn't succeed to conquer the city though. The old town of Akko as a UNESCO World Heritage site is part of every Israel round trip. During the summer, Akko's beach is very populated, and Akko's Arabian market is a popular location for tourists and locals alike.
Haifa (270,000 inhabitants) is after Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel's third largest city. It is a city full of life as there are more than 40,000 students studying at Haifa University and numerous colleges. For that reason, Haifa has a wide selection of bars and clubs. During the summer, the beaches behind Mount Carmel are populated at day and night by young people.
Between Haifa, Akko and Tamra there are not only olive and pomegranate plantations, but also the so-called "Krayots" which are several villages belonging to the wider area of Haifa. They have modern entertainment facilities such as multiplex cinemas, bars and bowling allies.
Recreational Activities in Tamra/Akko/Haifa
There are numerous ways to spend leisure time in Tamra, Akko and Haifa. All cities are full of cultural life. During the hot summer, you can go to the beaches; Tamra also has a public swimming pool.
Day trips in Israel, which can be done from Akko/Tamra/Haifa, include visiting mystical historical sites such as Jerusalem, Nazareth, Safed, the Sea of Galilee and Magito, where, according to the prophecy of Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, the final battle of "Armageddon" will take place. In the nature of the hilly north, it is possible to hike, mountainbike and even ski in the winter time.

Getting To Tamra

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You book your flight to Tel Aviv (TLV). Look for different airlines, including low cost airlines such as Easyjet, Air Berlin, German Wings, Pegasus Airlines and flyniki. Tip: Search also for nearby Airports in neighboring European countries.
At the airport of Tel Aviv, you can find the train station; the train departs hourly to Akko (also the whole night). From Akko train station, you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation in Tamra.
Please note that from Fridays 4.00 p.m. to Saturdays 4.00 p.m., and on Israeli holidays, no trains run, making it difficult to get from Tel Aviv airport to Akko. You should not book a flight that lands on Fridays after 2.00 p.m. or leaves on Saturdays before 9.00 p.m. We even recommend completely avoiding Saturdays for arrival and departure.
On other days of the week, your flight should not arrive after 7.00 p.m., as the Akko train station pick-up service from 11.00 p.m. – 8.00 a.m. is not possible. If you cannot book your flight otherwise, you would have to spend a night in Tel Aviv, before you continue traveling to Akko.

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