Masa Israel Journey Blog

June 30, 2010
 
The idea of packing for your gap year in Israel can seem a little overwhelming. How do you decide what to bring on your year abroad? How many bags can you get away with before they start making you throw things away at the airline check-in to hit the 50 lb weight limit? Will that carry-on actually fit in the overhead bin?
 
To put your mind at ease, we've put together a list of items that should be at the top of your packing list—and what you can probably leave at home:
 
Clothing
 It will take up most of your space, but you probably need it. Unless you plan on going to Poland in the winter, save space and leave your parka at home.
 
Alumni say:
 
- Undershirts. I did Marva army training and kibbutz volunteering as part of my program and all my clothes got really dirty....
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June 29, 2010
Graduation has come and gone, and you've just entered one of the toughest job markets in the past 10 years. Your head is probably spinning with job alerts, LinkedIn connection requests, and actions verbs that will sound impressive on your resume.
 
But what if you could take a different path—one that would take you out of the job search gauntlet, and make you stand out from the hordes of other recent grads vying for the same entry-level position?
 
Here are a few alternatives to the post-graduation job rush:
 
Internships abroad
While the internship culture is ingrained in major cities like New York and Washington, D.C., actual responsibilities are generally limited to perfecting your coffee-brewing skills and becoming an expert at word processing. Interning in another country will...
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