Masa Offers Israel Teaching Fellows Program

Masa Israel has announced that Israel Teaching Fellows
 ( is now accepting application for its second cohort.

Due to 
the success of this year’s cohort of Israel Teaching Fellows, the Ministry 
of Education has decided to open the fellowship to 200 participants for 
2012-13. This elite fellowship places outstanding college graduates in Israel’s
 underserved communities to teach English as part of a 10-month service 
learning program.

Israel Teaching Fellows is heavily subsidized by Israel’s
Ministry of Education and Masa Israel, making the total cost to participants
only $1,000, including flight, housing, medical insurance and a monthly
stipend designed to cover food expenses.

Teaching Fellow Danielle Longo said, “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 

“Each day,” she continued, “my students greet me with hugs, smiles and questions about life in
the States. Their gratitude is fully reciprocated; thousands of miles from
the U.S., I feel at home.”

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the program fills up.

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