Masa Israel Journey Blog

June 20, 2016

Making a decision to study abroad can be exciting but it can also be a bit stressful. All your friends want to go to Barcelona while others want to go to Greece or Paris. While those are all great locations, Israel is one that is often bypassed. Where else can you get a combination of beach, history, and top notch education?


Well, there is a place called Tel Aviv University (TAU). This international university has everything you want and need in a study abroad experience. Here are 5 reasons you should consider studying abroad in Tel Aviv University:

1. Location


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June 17, 2016

By Rachel Greenberg, Nativ alumna


When the plane touched down in Israel, I could not have imagined the impact my gap year would have on my eighteen year old self. Nativ College Leadership Program is a nine month academic gap year program for Jewish high school graduates dedicated to creating and inspiring the Conservative Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Nativ, which means “path” in Hebrew, provides a unique opportunity to explore new directions on the journey to becoming a Jewish adult. The year is divided into multiple parts, learning, traveling, volunteering, and seminars. My experience was comprised of studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and volunteering on Kfar Hasidim....

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June 17, 2016

We know it can be hard for alumni and parents to keep up with the news in Israel, so we've collected some of this week's top headlines for you:


Reuters: Israel Elected to Head Permanent U.N. Committee for First Time


alt="Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Dannon"


Israel on Monday won an election to chair the United Nations' legal committee, the first time that it will head one of the world body's six permanent committees since joining the U.N. in 1949.


While it is a largely...

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