Israel Teaching Fellows aims to close the achievement gap in Israel’s education system by placing English-speaking college graduates as English teacher’s aides in schools throughout Israel. The program begins with a month of training including Hebrew ulpan and pedagogical training. Following training, participants will live in small groups throughout Israel and will be placed in schools as English teacher’s aides.
Participants will teach for 25 hours per week in their school and will also choose or design a secondary volunteering project in the community in which they live. Successful applicants must have a college degree, have experience in formal or informal education, have previously demonstrated the ability to excel in a cross-cultural environment and be willing to be immerse themselves in Israeli culture.
- Ma'ase Olam-ITF takes place in Rehovot (12 miles south of Tel Aviv), one of the central hubs of scientific and academic research in Israel and home to the famous Weizmann Institute and Faculty of Agriculture.
- With a population of 114,000, Rehovot offers a diverse mixture of students and faculty, new immigrants and disadvantaged communities, making it an ideal site for meaningful social work.
- Ma'ase has a long term professional relationship with the municipality of Rehovot, promising an effective and meaningful experience for Ma'ase Olam-ITF participants.
Ma'ase Olam-ITF is a challenging and unique program, suitable for those who wish to play an active role in shaping Israel's future generation while undergoing personal inquiry, study and development.
Israel Teaching Fellows is highly subsidized by Masa Israel Journey and the Israeli Ministry of Education, reducing the program fee to $1000, which includes your round-trip flight, health insurance, and a monthly stipend.