Masa Israel Journey Blog

August 16, 2016

By Andria Kaplan Aylyarov


You were always the friend with the big ideas who dared to be adventurous. Now, it’s your junior year and time to embrace your inner Indiana Jones and go abroad.

Whether you’d prefer the saltiness of Vegemite or the rich, bold flavors of hummus, check out our comparison of studying abroad in Sydney verse Tel Aviv.

The Food
Speaking of food, Sydney and Tel Aviv have fantastic culinary scenes, but depending on your taste one may sound more scrumptious than the other. Instead of putting peanut butter on your PB&J’s you’ll have to take a like to Vegemite, the 
salty, yeast like spread that...

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August 10, 2016

By Donny Fuchs, Yeshivat Nativ Aryeh '15 Alumnus


If you’re considering venturing to the Far East, like Beijing to study abroad, you should consider stopping halfway, in the Middle East and landing in Israel. You can be in the middle of all of the world’s cultures, where East meets West, in the city of Jerusalem.


The Weather
What’s that in the air – is it a bird? Is it a plane? No… it’s smog. Unfortunately, the Beijing air is saturated with this human kryptonite. Air pollution is a major issue in Beijing, so instead of feeling those golden rays of sun tickle your cheeks, you may be sensing a thick, heavyset fog.

In Israel, a world leader in renewable energy sources...

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August 10, 2016

My name is Amir and I’m originally from South Africa where I worked as an architect for 8 years. Can you imagine that, eight years at one company! I know it sounds crazy for our generation but as you probably assume, I became restless and continuously thought there has to be more to life than this.

I wasn’t feeling challenged as much as I once was, so I did what any young person does when they aren’t feeling fulfilled, I bought a Harley Davidson. This motorcycle was going to fix everything. I could cruise down the street with the fresh air hitting my face and feel totally free.

The Harley didn’t solve everything and once I came to my senses I realized what I wanted,  to pursue an...

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