Masa Israel Journey Blog

June 30, 2010
Even if you always planned to study abroad, you may begin to think that taking a whole semester away from your friends and classes is a little too daunting, and consider studying abroad for a summer session instead. But a semester abroad will give you a significantly different experience than a month or two over the summer. Is this really a trade-off you want to make? Here are 10 reasons why you should spend (at least) a semester in Israel.
 
  1. Jewish holidays. A major part of living in Israel is experiencing the chagim. If you come to Israel for a semester or year, you’ll get the high holidays and Hannukah. There is nothing like being in Israel for Yom Kippur and not seeing a single car driving...
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June 29, 2010
Graduation has come and gone, and you've just entered one of the toughest job markets in the past 10 years. Your head is probably spinning with job alerts, LinkedIn connection requests, and actions verbs that will sound impressive on your resume.
 
But what if you could take a different path—one that would take you out of the job search gauntlet, and make you stand out from the hordes of other recent grads vying for the same entry-level position?
 
Here are a few alternatives to the post-graduation job rush:
 
Internships abroad
While the internship culture is ingrained in major cities like New York and Washington, D.C., actual responsibilities are generally limited to perfecting your coffee-brewing skills and becoming an expert at word processing. Interning in another country will...
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