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Haaretz: International Students//Academic Adventure

Meet some of the many international students studying on Israeli campuses. They are here on a large variety of academic programs, many of which are in English. Some came for a single semester or year, while others made Aliya and are pursuing an entire degree. So what is it like to study in Israel far from home?

By Rebecca Kopans

Yulia Gr, Technion (Masa program), from Russia

Yulia, from Moscow, Russia, studied at the Technion as part of a nine-month Masa Israel Journey program, which she heard about during a Birthright trip to Israel. “Masa gave me a unique opportunity to be a student at one of the world’s top universities. It was very interesting; my days were busy from morning till night. We studied four days a week and once a week there were excursions around the country or lectures with guest speakers,” she explains. Yulia especially enjoyed getting a taste of student life while living on campus and being exposed to Israeli culture.
“I met and got to know many wonderful and intelligent people. It was a huge networking opportunity. Many have stayed my close friends. I feel that I changed personally, and also that I was a part of something larger than myself. I became more independent. It was a challenge for me and I have successfully met the challenge. I had an unforgettable experience while I was at the Technion on the Masa program,” she says, summarizing her year in Israel.

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