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August 24, 2016

Part of the reason I did my Security and Diplomacy Master’s program at Tel Aviv University was location and curriculum. Of course, the beach and the parties was a huge motivator, but career wise it offered what I needed for my resume.


When I say location, I meant the Middle East. I wanted to be in the area, live the culture and travel to surrounding countries.  Curriculum wise, I researched all the professors and syllabus to see if the courses were more than legit and they were. My professors were current and former Army Generals, Ambassadors, and Israeli Intelligence Officers. 


The point is, I signed up, I was living in Tel Aviv, and I had A LOT of books to read, papers to write, and people to meet. Looking back, I was blessed with all the study options available. 


Here are some of the best places to study in Israel:


The beach...

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August 24, 2016

Imagine lying on the beach in Israel, the sun shining on your face and body, the water waves hitting the shore. Life is good! You might be studying abroad at Tel Aviv University or interning at a start-up in Tel Aviv, but then you hear a foreign sound, a sound that is constant with a rhythm that does not stop. If you’re ever on the beach in Israel, you will hear a constant sound that goes, “blap, blap, blap”. What is all that noise you ask?!


Well, it’s called Matkot, also known as paddle ball. It’s a beach paddle ball game that almost every Israeli has played...

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August 24, 2016

When you think of Israel, many people only think of the beaches or religion, but seem to forget the diverse landscape. This tiny country offers more than many other countries in the world, and one thing that Israel has are amazing hikes!

Israel is truly a hiker’s paradise, from waterfalls and lush green mountains, to caves and salt mountains, and even canyons in the desert. What more can you ask for? Here are some of the top hikes you can do in Israel. 

1. Nahal Jilabun


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Located in the Golan Heights (North), this is Israel’s second largest waterfall. This...

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