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August 10, 2016

Copenhagen may be a top study abroad destination, but wouldn’t you rather spend your semester abroad immersed in a 5,000-year-old city accompanied by a gorgeous Mediterranean climate?

We thought so and here are 4 reasons why ancient streets are better than snow:

The Culture

Copenhagen welcomes a great European culture which is worth seeing at some point in life. When you’re young and looking to have the best 5 months ever, you spend it amongst as many cultures as possible. There’s nowhere better to do this than in Jerusalem. The city streets are bursting with people from around the world, both locals and tourists. Don’t be surprised if one moment you’re talking to someone from France then the next someone...

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August 10, 2016

Six years ago I embarked on an unknown journey that changed my life. As a fresh-faced English grad from King’s College, Cambridge I had no idea what I would do in Israel, but I knew I needed to be in Israel and be a part of its incredible energy.


Kibbutz life had always sparked my interest and so did learning Hebrew, so I did what many new Olim do, I moved to a kibbutz, started Ulpan and worked in the kitchen.


It didn’t take long for me to realize the kibbutz life wasn’t for me; I knew I was a city person. Like many people that come to Israel, the start-up scene, abundance of innovation and thriving entrepreneurs entranced me. I wanted to break into this scene but was never quite sure how.


I was an English...

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August 10, 2016

People-watching at one of the many upbeat cafes in Berlin sure does seem exciting. That scene, however, is absolutely nothing compared to what you can see walking through the shuk in Jerusalem. At any point during the day, or the night, the city’s heart is always beating.

The Nightlife

Going out at night in Berlin is great and relatively inexpensive, but you can get the same thing and SO much more in Jerusalem.  During the day the shuk is filled with markets, yet once the sun goes down they close up their shops and the entire street switches moods. You can turn down one side street and find a huge dance floor, turn another corner and smoke hookah, or find yourself in a hidden beer garden.


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