Dorms: The dorms on the IBEX campus were built in 1976 by Finnish owners developing a tourist resort. Now, each semester, they are home to the IBEX students. The dorms consist of three buildings, separated by small courtyards, which overlook IBEX park. Two wings compose each housing complex with ten people living in each wing. Laundry facilities are conveniently located beneath the dorms.
Today, IBEX Park offers a serene place to study, relax and play. It's filled with diverse plant life, including oak, pine, fig, and palm trees, as well as a variety of flowers. The swing and the hammock offer great places to relax, the benches are in shady places fit for reading or chatting, and the campfire ring provides a place to enjoy the fellowship of other students.
One unique feature of the IBEX campus is the Biblical Gardens. Started in 1999 to introduce visitors to important aspects of biblical life, replicas of ancient installations have been modeled after archaeological and historical evidence. Some installations are constructed from ancient stones that Israel's Antiquities Authority has provided for public display. Even the plants represent those that people of Bible times grew and harvested.
Visitors can press grapes in an Old Testament winepress, explore a replica of an ancient tomb, see the workings of an olive press and a threshing floor. The watchtower lends an excellent view of the Judean hills and sunsets over the distant Mediterranean Sea. There is an ancient synagogue, reassembled partly from original basalt blocks brought from its excavation site in Galilee.
Cafeteria: Three meals are served daily in the spacious dining room. Here the students eat lots of vegetables and get to sample many aspects of the Israeli diet, such as hummus, falafel, and pita. The cafeteria serves a kosher diet, milk products being served only at breakfast, and meat products being served at lunch and dinner.