Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Israel Education Expo in SOUTH AFRICA- Representing The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Wow- what a journey (in the literal sense).

I had the incredible opportunity to be flown down to South Africa, by the SAFHU (South African Friends of Hebrew University), to represent and promote The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Rothberg International School.

From the Mechina (preparatory program at RIS) to DanceJerusalem as well as the various exciting programs that Hebrew University has to offer - there was interest all round. To have the ability to speak to students in high school, their parents as well as a broader audience was something completely thrilling, in the sense that I was able to speak to pupils who like me, have an obsession with Israel and are in the same position that I was in about a year and a half ago, when I began my search to study abroad in Israel.

To be told the dreams, goals and future plans of so many bright-eyed students and to see their faces light up to the idea of studying in Jerusalem, at such a prestigious institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - allowed for me to see my job as the South African Hebrew University Ambassador, as the most rewarding position to hold.

And hey, look, I was even able to present to my old high school: King David High School Linksfield. This was by far the best experience yet…having the opportunity to speak in front of the future matriculants and to make them realize the endless possibilities of studying at Hebrew University, was just fantastic.

Representing Hebrew University At My Old High School. 

This was my awesome schedule!
Note, we even made the radio! 

All and all, I can say that this trip, the Israel Expo and the Education Evening were all very successful. We here in Israel, cannot wait to see more South African individuals becoming graduates of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in hopefully the near future. 

I have to say thank you to the SAFHU for giving me this once in a lifetime experience, I would wish to be nothing else but the representative and ambassador of this prestigious university. Hebrew University, I will do nothing in the future, but make you proud. 

For any information on the programs offered at Hebrew University and/or to go ahold of the South African division, email Carmel Krawitz: safhu@beyachad.co.za 

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