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An Exception to the Rule

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Through my Masa scholarship, I have had the privilege to work for the past three and a half months at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Kibbutz Ketura.

IDC - BA in Government

Program Description

Want to study government in Israel with a curriculum in line with those of the world’s leading government programs? Featuring a first-class team of lecturers and a range of study tracks, the BA program in Government at IDC Herzliya is competitive with the schools of government at Harvard, Georgetown, Syracuse, and Princeton. It is comprised of a core curriculum during the first and second years of study, which serves as the basis for a specialist concentration in the third year of the program.
Third-year students choose from six areas of specialization including: diplomacy and strategy, government and politics, security and terrorism, the Middle East, and international conflict resolution.

*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.  


For more information, contact:

North America
Lenore Taplitzky
Director of Recruitment & Marketing
(212) 213-5962
Israel & Abroad
Lea Kawon
Admissions & Recruitment
+972 9 960 2801


IDC Herzliya Information Session

IDC Herzliya Information Session

February 3, 2013 - 13:00  -  February 3, 2013 - 15:00

  New York, NY  - 

Live in Israel, Study in English!
Learn more about IDC Herzliya at our information session
Sunday, February 3rd 1pm-3pm
38 West 13th St (b/w Fifth & Sixth Ave)
New York, NY 10011
RSVP to or 212-213-5962

Technion - Freshman Year of Engineering & Science - Russian (Nativ)

Program Description

This program is operated in Russian.

The Oddest of Couples

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By Anna Kaminsky, Hebrew University
I spent the best six months of my life studying at the Masa Israel-accredited Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The things I did, the things I learned, the people I met – I will never forget any of it. But one of the things I will cherish most is the friendship I developed with a guy named Ghassan.
Ghassan is a year and a half younger than me but you would never know it.

Striving for a New Israel Education

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Like most American Jews of my generation, my first encounters with Israel were cultural. 
I saw pictures of people reading the newspaper while floating in the Dead Sea. 
I wrote notes to be placed in the Western Wall. 

An Unexpected Israel

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By Becki Levant, University of Haifa
When I decided to study abroad, I knew I wanted an experience that was more exotic than the usual study abroad options Europe offered. 
So, I chose Israel. 
After a long flight and an adventurous taxi ride, I arrived at the Masa Israel-accredited University of Haifa. 
Tired and jet-lagged, I entered

Israel: As Real As It Gets

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By Leah Boresow, DanceJerusalem
Since age three, dance has been my greatest passion.  
As a dance major at Indiana University, I’ve happily devoted most of my energy to dance.  But when I had the experience of a lifetime during my first trip to Israel in 2009, I was intent on finding a way to merge my love for dance with my new interest in Israel.