The Ultimate Beach Day

On our last free weekend in Israel, we spent a full day at the beach. From Friday evening to Saturday evening, busses and many businesses are closed in observance of Shabbat (the holy day of rest). With barely anything open, we decided to go to the beach. All twelve of us piled into several taxis and headed to Frishman Beach. It seemed like many Israelis … Continue reading The Ultimate Beach Day

North Trip: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Our weekend trip to the north of Israel was ~interesting~ to say the least. The first day went off without a hitch; we toured the Baha’i Gardens, explored Haifa, and ate lunch in a Druze village. The second day is a whole different story. The night before the hair on my legs stood up and I remember asking my friend if that means something bad … Continue reading North Trip: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Adjusting to Life in Tel Aviv

Shalom from Tel Aviv! I just finished my first week at Tel Aviv University. In some ways, it feels similar to my time at the University of Florida: living in the dorms, walking to classes, and hanging out with friends. However, certain aspects remind me that I am in Tel Aviv. One thing that makes this campus different from UF is the security. Tel Aviv … Continue reading Adjusting to Life in Tel Aviv

Countdown to Tel Aviv

In approximately 36 hours I will embark on my travels to Tel Aviv. I am currently at my sister’s gymnastics banquet. While I may be here physically, mentally I am thinking about everything I need to do before I leave. I have only just begun packing this afternoon (which is consistent with my history of procrastination). I have a running list of everything I need … Continue reading Countdown to Tel Aviv

Shayna Schulman: Summer in Tel Aviv, Israel

Year: Rising SophomoreMajor/Minor: Political Science/(possibly) HebrewProgram: Tel Aviv University Have you traveled abroad before? If so, where and why?I have previously traveled to Israel, the Czech Republic, and Poland. I went on youth group trips to visit historic Jewish sites in those countries. Have you studied abroad before? If so, where, when, and for what?I have never studied abroad. This summer will be my first time!! … Continue reading Shayna Schulman: Summer in Tel Aviv, Israel