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Living it like a local in Israel

Posted Abril 27th, 2011
By Alexandra Lebovitz
How about really getting to know Israel—beyond the Dead Sea, Masada and the Kotel?
Have you ever had the chance to breathe in the aromas of Middle Eastern spices in an open-air market? What about maneuvering your way through the alleyways in the Old City?
Whether you are transitioning into a new career, need to take a break, trying to meet new people or just want to travel with a sense purpose, Masa Israel can help connect you to internship, volunteer, and study abroad programs in Israel. And while you’re at it, you’ll get a chance to see Israel like the locals do.
Take time to sit at the local café, and savor each sip of your delicious ice café instead of gulping it down to jump on a bus to the next tourist stop. Breathe in the fresh air touched with the scents of freshly made hummus and crunchy falafel while walking down Dizengof street in Tel Aviv. Know which hard-to-find bar has the best local music. Appreciate the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem on a Friday morning.
That’s what Masa Israel is all about – being able to live it like a local in Israel, while pursuing your passions. So, whatever your interests, wherever you come from and wherever you’d like to go, Israel has something for you.
How would you live it like a local in Israel?
Alexandra Lebovits is the Communications and Marketing Intern at Masa Israel North America. Alexandra is a student at NYU’s Stern School of Business and has visited Israel many times. She still cannot get over how good the hummus tastes there!


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