My work as a teacher’s aide in a middle to low-income school in Israel has been an eye-opening experience. While the school’s culture is much different than that in the US, the kids are still the same: in need of love, nurture and guidance. Each day, my students greet me with hugs, smiles and questions about life in the States. Their gratitude is fully reciprocated; thousands of miles from the US, I feel at home.
I never imagined that my first trip to Israel would be this fulfilling. Not only has Israel Teaching Fellows given me the chance to develop my career and personal goals, but I have had also had the opportunity to explore this beautiful country meet people from all over the world and make a real difference.