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Posted March 16th, 2017
Living abroad for any period of time can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know the local language fluently. Here at Masa Israel we understand the struggle and therefore we came up with 8 words/phrases that will make your Masa Israel journey a smooth ride. Oh and not only will you know the local slang, but Israelis will think you are literally a local.   Let’s get started with our first local Hebrew lesson:   1....
Posted March 5th, 2017
Written by Andria Kaplan-Aylyarov   Yes, BRRR. The weather is cold outside and as you kindle the Hanukkah flames and spin that dreidel, warm yourself up and imagine you’re under the Tel Aviv sun, soaking up the rays on one of these beaches. …Because seriously, where else would you rather be?   1. Banana Beach Located on the southernmost edge near Jaffa this beach is home to Friday night drum circles, hula hooping-bikini...
Posted February 2nd, 2017
By Oren Toledano, co-founder and CEO of Israel Tech Challenge   We’re called the “startup nation.”   Despite being smaller than the state of New Jersey, Israel has more Nasdaq-listed companies than any other country in the world except the U.S. and China. Our businesses are quick to grow and to create. They are built on a mentality eager to take risks.   But, what is the secret sauce behind Israel’s success...
Posted January 10th, 2017
  The experience you get when you live, learn and work in a foreign country gives your career and life endless opportunities. Here are five reasons to study and intern abroad next semester.   When you spend a semester both studying and interning you can apply the knowledge from class immediately to the work environment which, makes your newly attained skills come to life.  You'll understand it's okay to make mistakes and...