Emily Shelton | Masa Israel

Emily Shelton
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Israel Teaching Fellows is a program that will change your life in such a positive way. Meeting an awesome group of college graduates from across the United States who come together to volunteer their time by teaching the youth in Israel is such a special opportunity and a great way to make new friends.  From the struggles of adjusting to a new life in Israel to coping with your students needs at school who may come from rough family backgrounds, it is a rewarding experience and a wonderful way to learn more about the culture of our homeland.
After spending just 2 months in Israel with the Israel Teaching Fellows, I have realized that this is the best decision that I have ever made.  Between adjusting to a new life in Israel, making an instant 24 new friends from all across the United States who have come together to volunteer our time to reach the needs of students in Israel, and meeting awesome and adventurous Israelis, this has been an excellent experience for me as a Jewish girl from America.  If your goals are to come to Israel to learn Hebrew, learn about the culture of our homeland, and make a positive difference in your students' lives, then this program is perfect for you!