By Arielle Miller, Teach and Study Program (TASP), Los Angeles
After graduating from UC Berkeley and traveling to Israel with Birthright Israel
, I knew that while I needed more time in Israel, I also needed to start developing my career. On the Masa Israel Journey-accredited Teach and Study Program (TASP)
, I not only earned a Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and gained competitive skills for the job market, but I also became a contributing member of Israeli society. I stayed in Israel after the program ended and today I work at an educational publishing house in Israel.
Though my father is Israeli, I did not grow up speaking Hebrew and I first arrived in Israel as a tourist. Upon returning to the...