Masa Israel Journey Blog

July 20, 2016

Masa Israel's Regionals Managers and Representatives are the face of Masa in their communities. Whether advising local young people on program options, building partnerships with local organizations or helping alumni plan events, they are one-stop shops from anything and everything Masa:


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Jacob Allen

Detroit, MI


Jacob is the Israel & Overseas Associate at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. His portfolio includes scholarships, the Israeli Camper Program, Partnership2Gether with the...

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July 19, 2016

By Axel Angeles

Interested in becoming an expert in security policy and diplomatic protocol for the Middle East? Then, this is the right program for you! As an alumni of this program, I can tell you it was an eye opening and challenging experience. This one year master’s program gives you all the essential knowledge and first hand interactions with everything. 


Let’s start with the essentials:


The campus: Tel Aviv University is located in Ramat Aviv, a nice neighborhood with a reputation of having beautiful luxury condos and a relaxed beach vibe. The campus is like an American university with a few libraries and buildings dedicated for specific study...

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July 19, 2016

By Rachel Greenberg, Nativ alumna


It’s hard feeling like a stranger in your own home, but just as you needed time to adjust when you got to Israel, so too you need time to adjust back to life here in the United States of America.


When you were in Israel, you probably did not realize how much you changed every day, but you did. You learned from everyone around you, picked up new mannerisms, and adapted completely to a totally new lifestyle. So what happens now that you’re home? You’re not the same person you were when you left, but everything around you remains seemingly unchanged.

Here are some tips to help you deal with reverse culture shock:


1. Share your experiences


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