Yosefa | Masa Israel

participant year: 
Fall 2008
When I spent five months studying and working on Kibbutz Yotvata, not only did I learn to read, write and speak Hebrew but I also had an unsurpassed quality of life. While living at Kibbutz Yotvata, located in the Arava valley, 26 miles from the resort-town of Eilat, I fell in love with the beauty of the landscape. Date palm trees were scattered throughout the land and the enchanting desert mountains changed color at sunrise and sunset.
The people I lived with were just as colorful as my surroundings. One of the greatest benefits of the Ulpan program is that it attracts people from around the world. The experience living, learning and working with people from all over the world had a profound impact on me and has had a lasting effect on my career goals.