Tel Aviv University International MA in Security & Diplomacy

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Program Description

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.

 

For more information, contact:

Sharon Abramovich

Tel. 972-3-6409540

secdip@post.tau.ac.il

https://secdip.tau.ac.il/

 

Tel Aviv University International - Sofaer International MBA

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Program Description

Located in Tel Aviv, the cultural and economic heart of Israel, the Sofaer International MBA is an intensive one-year program designed for driven and diverse students looking for an out-of-the-box international MBA experience. Part of the Leon Recanati School of Business at Tel Aviv University, the Sofaer academic program combines a rigorous core curriculum with a wide range of elective course offerings enabling students to assemble a professionally-focused course of study and prepare themselves for the multifaceted business world they will enter upon graduation.
 
Additionally, our professional development activities take students out of the classroom and into the boardroom of local and international companies, bringing students face-to-face with those who drive Israeli’s economy and entrepreneurial spirit. This structure enables students to tailor their year of study to their interests, providing each student with the skills and personal contacts needed to take their next professional step with confidence.
 
The Sofaer iMBA is proud to be affiliated with the Recanati School of Business at Tel Aviv University, the only business school in Israel to receive international accreditation by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
 

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Ash
 

Bar Ilan University International MBA

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Program Description

The International M.B.A. program at Bar Ilan University’s Center of Economics and Business is a challenging program that is international in scope, intimate in scale and designed for success in the new millennium.
 
You will be exposed to global perspectives and real-world applications that allow you to master the complexities of today’s demanding and evolving world of business. You will also learn the essence of entrepreneurship and how determination combined with a solid academic foundation can turns ideas into new business realities. The International M.B.A./Kollel allows students to combine M.B.A. studies in English with Torah studies at the Institute for Advanced Torah Studies on campus.
 

Masa Tlalim - Project TEN

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Program Description

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. – 

 

For more information, contact:

Nurit Shai
 
 
03-6306300

 

Highlights

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.

 

Travel

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.

 

IDC - MA in Government: Thesis Track

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Program Description

The MA in Government with Thesis at IDC Herzliya Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy is intended for students who plan scholarly careers involving research and teaching. While research is at the core of the program, it also includes a selection of core and elective courses as well as directed study with a faculty advisor.
 
The program offers basic and advanced courses in government, politics, and international affairs, as well as interdisciplinary skills and will provide you with a practical and theoretical understanding of the field.
 

*Please note that receiving a Masa scholarship does not imply automatic acceptance to IDC.  The IDC application is a separate process and acceptance is dependent on meeting academic criteria.

North America

Lenore Taplitzky

Director of Recruitment & Marketing

(212) 213-5962

RRIS.us@idc.ac.il

Israel & Abroad

Ayelet Weil

Admissions Coordinator - Masters Degrees

+972-9-952-7658

RRIS.master@idc.ac.il

 

 

Midreshet Lindenbaum Darkaynu

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Program Description

Midreshet Lindenbaum offers a combination of a rigorous, challenging learning program and a supportive religious environment that encourages students to develop and to delve, to discuss and to debate, and ultimately to decide on a more mature and profound commitment to Torah and Mitzvot. Yeshivat Darkaynu is a new and innovative program developed for religious young men with special needs who are looking for the perfect way to spend a year in Israel.
 
The program is designed for students who want to continue their learning, develop vocational skills, build independence, improve self-esteem and expand their love of Israel and the Jewish people. Yeshivat Darkaynu is an intimate, "sidestreaming" program that is professionally staffed, highly structured and aims to meet the individual, special needs of its students.
 

Tel Aviv University International MA in Social Work Specializing in Crisis & Trauma Studies

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Program Description

Want to study coping with stress, crisis and trauma in a living laboratory for research and practice? Over the years, Israeli scholars and practitioners have developed considerable knowledge and models of intervention in these areas, and Tel Aviv University’s academic staff has been at the forefront of these developments.
 
The Bob Shapell School of Social Work’s new M.A. program in Coping with Stress, Crisis and Trauma encompasses both public disasters and personal life crises: terror, war, and natural disasters in the public realm, along with such stressors as immigration, domestic violence, divorce, illness and bereavement in the personal realm.
 

For more information, contact:

Learning at Pardes

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By Zach Margulies, Pardes
 
After my first month at Pardes, I started getting into the routine of classes, and developed a pretty good sense of how the rest of the year would look.
 
They way we learn here is very different from the way we learn in college; in college, classes meet two or three times a week for an hour at a time, and the bulk of the work is done at home, alone.
 

A Shabbat away with community members

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Annie Shore, originally from Toronto, Canada, is on her second semester of the Yahel Social Change Program in Gedera. Below are some of her impressions from a Shabbat spent with the Gar’in from Gedera.
 
A couple of weeks ago, we went on a Shabbat trip to Kibbutz Machanayim in the North together with the Gar’in (intentional community) from Gedera.
 

Nightlife in Tel Aviv

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Here’s what Alex Schonkoff, a Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa 5 month Social Action participant from San Francisco, had to say about her experience with Tel Aviv’s amazing nightlife:
 
I arrived in Tel Aviv two months ago from San Francisco, a city that thrives on a very colorful nightlife. But as the bar closes in S.F.