I learned more in my five months in Israel than I did in all four years of college.
My parents don't enjoy hearing this (sorry Mom and Dad!). Of course, college was incredibly valuable in many ways. But you learn by experiencing, and I have never experienced more than I did through Masa Israel.
Masa Israel is one of those beautiful organizations whose sole purpose is to give: to give money, to give awareness, and to give the beauty of connecting with your heritage and a story that goes back thousands of years. They want to invest in you, and they go above and beyond to do so.
One of the most important things I was given was a deeper understanding of Israel. My Masa Israel program, Career Israel, did an...