Masa Israel Journey Blog

June 29, 2010
 
You’re back from your five months or a year in Israel. So what now? Regardless of whether you participated in a gap year, study abroad, or post college program, your Israel experience has given you a wealth of skills and experience that you can highlight on your resume to help you get the most out of your next phase in life.
 
Brandeis University’s Director of Career Services Joe Dupont says of recent college grads who have pursued internship opportunities abroad, “Employers like to hire people who take risks and can adapt.  A person willing to go 3,000 miles for an internship is definitely someone I’d hire.”
 
He also says that the best candidates are the ones who can clearly relate the skills they gained from their internships. “The Masa Israel experience is so rich and robust that it only makes this easier.”
 
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June 27, 2010
If you're thinking about studying abroad this coming Spring, why not use free time you have this summer to begin doing your research? Once you start school again in the Fall, deadlines will come up faster than you think. So, instead of cramming it all in then, follow some necessary steps this summer to lay the groundwork for your semester abroad.
 
Choose your location
"Focus on what's good for you personally and academically," says Dr. Janet Alperstein, Director of Academic Affairs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Rothberg International School. "You might be a history major, but have interests that extend beyond that.  By choosing a city that offers a wide variety of options – like Jerusalem – you can continue on your course of study while pursuing other...
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June 25, 2010
 
 
In 2005 I traveled to Poland and Israel with United Synagogue Youth (USY), one of two Jewish youth groups I was a part of, along with BBYO.  The five weeks I spent in Israel were some of the best of my life.  But it wasn’t enough—I wanted more and I knew I would have to return.
 
I spent five months studying at the Masa Israel supported program at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev from the end of July to the end of December 2008.  I attend the University of Denver where approximately 70% of the undergraduate students study abroad – so I knew I would be spending part of...
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