Jenelle Rotenberg

Tel Aviv University
Name: Jenelle Rotenberg
Hometown: La Canada, CA
College: UC San Diego
Major: Communications
Minor: American Sign Language
Program: Tel Aviv University OSP
How did you decide that going to Israel was the right option for you?
After my trip to Israel with Birthright, I fell absolutely in love with the country and felt an automatic connection. Upon my return home, I started getting more involved on campus with the issue revolving around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and trying to change the negative campus climate surrounding it. I then unmistakably withdrew from the University of Melbourne and applied to Tel Aviv University.
How did you choose Tel Aviv University?
I chose Tel Aviv University because I felt that the challenging academics and the amazing location would make for an exceptional experience.
What are you hoping to get out of this semester?
To become proficient in Hebrew, make some new friends, get a better understanding of the issues encompassing Israel, and get a tan!
What are you looking forward to the most?
Traveling the country and picking up on Israeli culture.
What are you nervous about?
Not having enough time to do everything I want to do while I am in Israel.
What Israeli food are you hoping to eat a lot of during your semester in Israel?
SHWARMA and rugala