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Posted September 16, 2010
By Uri Snyder, Career Israel   Not long ago, I was one of those millions of young Americans who found themselves without a job after graduation. So I pursued an internship, which has become a critical step toward professional development for my generation. But what mattered most in the end was not just what I did, but where I went — to Israel.   For five months, I participated in Masa Israel’s Career...
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Posted September 07, 2010
  Every time we ask alumni of Masa Israel program what the best part of their semester or year was in Israel, the same things are repeated over and over: freedom to explore Israel on their own, Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) and the other national holidays in the spring, and the chagim—the High Holidays.   It’s no wonder. To experience the chagim in Israel, the only Jewish state in the...
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Posted September 07, 2010
  By Vicky Tobianah, Rothberg International School of Hebrew University   When I made my decision to study abroad at the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University, my home university, McGill, required me to attend a pre-departure lecture. At this lecture, they informed us of the basic protocol to arrange a study abroad program. Health tips, packing advice and room accommodations were all reinforced throughout the...
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Posted September 03, 2010
  By Daniel Rotman, Career Israel, Toronto, Canada   My first images of Israel are from TV clips during the Intifada in 2001: Israeli gunships were shown hovering over modern day ruins.  This was all I knew of the land that my parents had defended in their teens and left soon after for a different life in Canada. Then, after over 25 years in Canada, re-living old fears, they second guessed our upcoming family trip. ...
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