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Posted February 25, 2015
Despite reports of rising costs of living for Tel Aviv locals, Masa Israel grants make the white city one of the most affordable options available to students and young professionals seeking an internship abroad.  Inpsired by The New York Times' recent article "Internships Abroad: Unpaid, With a $10,000 Price Tag", we decided to compare program costs for the leading destinations for interns abroad. The results are in and, as...
Posted February 20, 2015
By Allie Bernstein, Career Israel Intern     This is Part 3 of a three-part blog series. Read Part 1 and Part 2.    So, by now you’ve convinced yourself that you want to go on a Masa Israel program. But what practical steps do you have to take to make it all happen?   I won’t lie, spending a long period of time in a foreign country requires a lot of paperwork. But get yourself a list app (I recommend...
Posted February 18, 2015
By Chloe Newman, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Ashdod   My first [few] months here seemed a flurry of realizing how many small, everyday items I had taken for granted in Pittsburgh. Many small kitchen-wares (a proper spice collection being one very important one), some nicer clothing items, art supplies, some school supplies, and general household items were purchased before my first stipend arrived, halfway through the month. My bike was...
Posted February 16, 2015
  By Desiree Eslamboly, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Petach Tikvah     Say what you want about Israelis- they’re brash, they’re pushy, and they’re bluntly honest – sure. But there is a reason why, when visiting, it only takes a few short days to fall in love with their country. And I’m not convinced that it’s solely the land that captivates people. After living here for only 4 short months, I...