Please read this section very carefully and make sure that you completely understand all that is entailed in living in IDC housing. If anything is unclear or you require further information please contact Mali Choresh or Linda Goldstein at the housing office at: or

Raphael Recanati International School students have the option of residing in IDC housing IF THEIR PARENTS DO NOT LIVE IN ISRAEL. These are privately owned apartments rented by IDC from private owners and sublet to students in groups of three to six. The apartments are located in residential neighborhoods throughout the city of Herzliya.

All apartments are furnished to meet students’ basic needs and include:

  • A bedroom for each student with a single bed (80cm\190cm for which linens are not included), desk, chair and closet
  • A shared bathroom
  • A shared kitchen with a cook top, refrigerator and washing machine
  • A shared living/dining room with sofas, dining table and chairs

    IDC is obliged to supply these items only; any other items required must be supplied by the student.

    The cost of the sublease is $650* U.S. per month, from the day you sign the contract until July 31, 2018. The rental fee covers rent, house committee fee, municipal taxes and maintenance charges. Students are responsible for paying utility bills (electricity, gas, water, telephone, etc.) and arranging and paying for their own internet connections.

    Please note that the reservation of a room can only be secured by payment of the housing security deposit of US $1,200 and filling in and returning the "Housing Questionnaire" included in the forms which you received by e-mail together with this booklet. Please note that the $1,200 APARTMENT SECURITY DEPOSIT is a separate payment from the $1,000 TUITION DOWN PAYMENT.

    There are a very limited number of rooms with a private bathroom available for an additional $50/month. They will be allocated according to the date of payment of the $1,200 housing deposit.

Important notes:

We cannot guarantee an apartment for those who do not pay the $1,200 deposit by June 15, 2017 or within ten days of receiving your acceptance letter.

There is no option to see the apartments before signing the contract.

The housing project is designated only for students who arrive from abroad and whose immediate family does not live in Israel.

Signing the contract will require you to pay rent for the duration of the contract, even if you vacate the apartment before the end of the contract.

The housing contract ends on July 31st, 2018 and once signed it is a legal and binding document. If a student wishes to be released from the contract before the final date they must produce a suitable replacement who is a student of the Raphael Recanati International School, who does not reside in an apartment rented by the IDC Housing Project and who is approved by the Housing Coordinators.

Cancelation of IDC housing after September 1 will result in the forfeit of the $1,200 security deposit.

Payment can be made in one of the following ways:
1. Bank Transfer
2. Online through the Candidate information center: 
3. Cash

Details for Wire Transfer:

Beneficiary: Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Bank: 12-Hapoalim Bank
Branch: 628-Herzliya Branch
Acct. No.: 244144
IBAN: IL90-0126-2800-00000-244144

* Rental prices are subject to change according to the local real estate market

You must coordinate your arrival with Housing Coordinators Mali Choresh and Linda Goldstein at the Raphael Recanati International School in advance by e-mail. Please contact them at: or

Move-in dates for IDC apartments:

  • August 24, 2017 for Computer Science students starting the preparatory courses on August 27, 2017.
  • August 30-31, 2017 for students participating in the English and/or Math preparatory courses which begin on September 3, 2017.
  • October 8-9, 2017 for students starting school on Orientation Week, which begins on October 15, 2017.

    Housing office hours during move-in dates are 9:00 to 15:00

    Students requesting IDC housing will receive a separate housing booklet explaining procedures and rules and regulations regarding IDC. Information contained in these documents is subject to change.



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