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Israel is at the focus of the world's attention in both security and diplomacy matters. It is also the center of enormous professional expertise in both these fields. Embodying that unique knowledge and skill, our program brings together internationally renowned scholars and former leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, offering students an exceptional learning experience in English. Educational tours and meetings with Israeli and foreign officials are incorporated into the curriculum. Students come from all over the world and are encouraged to take up internships and other extra-curricular activities during their year stay in Israel.The program provides advanced knowledge and analytic tools for the study of strategy, diplomacy, decision-making and the shaping of security and foreign policy. The outlook of the program is global, with a special focus on Israel and the Middle East. At the practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, defense bodies, international organizations (both governmental and NGOs) and international economic organizations. Alumni and current students in the Security and Diplomacy program have secured jobs and internships at Israel's preeminent think tanks, numerous embassies, media and advocacy organizations, the United Nations, a private security company and other public and private employers.
Designed for Venture Founders, Start-Up Builders and Company Innovators, The Sofaer International MBA provides students the skills, practical experience, network and career support needed to achieve their goals. The International one-year MBA focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation and encompasses academic courses, Master Classes and practical work, and is firmly rooted in the Israeli ecosystem. Unique offerings include the Delta Start-Up Pre-Accelerator for student driven ventures and Studio, a group-based personal and professional development workshop that helps students identify their true passion and overcome the barriers stopping them.
Additionally, students have access to direct career support, including extensive internships with companies ranging from HP, Deloitte and NICE systems, to start-ups as well as 8200 EISP, the accelerator program of Israel's elite intelligence unit 8200.
What will you do after the IMBA?
•30% of students started their own companies
•79% of students reported employment after graduation
•61% of students did an internship during their MBA
•More than 50% of students switched industries after the MBA
The program is open for just a few more weeks, so there is still time to submit you application. Click here to apply.
The Sofaer iMBA is proud to be a part of the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University, the only business school in Israel to receive international accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Spend five months living and volunteering while making a meaningful impact on Israeli society! You’ll have the option to live in one of two culturally diverse locations (Arad or Kibbutz Harduf), learn Hebrew and Arabic and gain experience in exciting fields like eco-tourism, social justice, entrepreneurship, theater, Jewish learning and co-existence.
Become part of the community in which you live and serve. This is your chance to gain a connection to Israeli society and its people. Along the way, we will crisscross the country on a series of travel experiences that will take you to parts of Israel you’ve never seen before!
Masa Tlalim Volunteer is specially subsidized in partnership with the Jewish Agency’s “Project TEN: Global Tikkun Olam” initiative, a service learning initiative supporting communities throughout the world and in Israel. As a part of Project TEN, eligible Masa Tlalim Volunteer participants only pay $1,500, and the program covers meals, accommodations, activities, travel seminars and more. –
Green Tourism in Arad
Israel as a whole is a developed country with a thriving economy. Like many countries, it has regions that are economically and culturally vulnerable, like the Negev. However, the Negev has tremendous potential for growth in the areas of ecological tourism. This beautiful region, boasts the Dead Sea and Arava Valley to the east, the Mediterranean to the West, Eilat to the South, and the scenic Ramon Crater in the center.
Still, the Negev is the most sparsely populated region of Israel. Its distance from the country’s cultural and economic centers of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, along with the geographic isolation of many of its small towns and villages, make economic development a true challenge.
Volunteer activities in Arad focus on three main areas: Co-existence between the Jewish and Bedouin communities, ecological tourism, and strengthening communities of the elderly, children at risk, and new immigrants.
Israel Corp, a project of Masa Tlalim and Project TEN, is a service-learning program. Participants develop their own passions, interests, and professional skills while they contribute to the development of the city of Arad. Participants work for up to nine hours each day on projects with local organizations. Interactive and educational seminars take place three to four times each week. Seminars cover a variety of topics, including Jewish values, social justice, and entrepreneurship. The seminars serve as a platform for developing a strong sense of community among program participants.
Sustainability, Education, and Co-Existence on Kibbutz Harduf
The Harduf center will acquaint you with Arab communities and Jewish-Arab relationships in the Galilee, and to explore your relationship with Jewish values by collaborating with Arabs, promoting co-existence, and bridging conflict-causing cultural and economic gaps.
Being a participant at Masa Tlalim –Project TEN Harduf is a truly hands-on volunteer experience. You will volunteer with at-risk youth, adults with special needs, and children from the neighboring Arab villages. You will also volunteer in organic farming and sustainable ecological building.
The focal point of the volunteer activities is Sha’ar La’Adam (“Gate for Humanity”), a community center on the forest grounds of Kibbutz Harduf. Founded in 2002, Sha’ar La’adam organizes educational, artistic, and ecological activities for Jews and Arabs together, drawing on relationships with the nearby Jewish and Arab villages of Ka’abiya, Swa’ed, Shefar’am, and Tivon.
In addition to making a contribution to your host community, exploring Israel is a core component of Israel Corps – Project TEN.
The program includes a series of educational tours in participants’ home region and beyond. These enrichment experiences are scheduled throughout the program and are designed to expose Israel Corps participants to contemporary Israeli society, the intricacies of Jewish history, and the stunning beauty of Israel’s ecology on a deeper level than a typical tour. Israel Pathways’ own professional guides lead these excursions and all of the travel expenses are included.
In addition to day trips, the program covers weekend-long trips to many other parts of the country. During these longer trips, participants stay at hotels and guesthouses while taking part in seminars and programs with others Israel Pathways groups.