A new working holiday scheme will give young New Zealanders the chance to experience life in Israel.

Under the scheme, the first of its kind for Israel, up to 200 New Zealanders a year will be welcomed into Israel to stay for up to 12 months.

The scheme is part of a deal between the governments of both countries to encourage their young people to experience a new culture, and a similar arrangement has been put in place for young Israelis wishing to stay in New Zealand.