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  • US Israel Center Internship - Week 1

    June 24, 2014
    by Jamie Weisman

    Shalom from Israel! I am Jamie Weisman, an MBA student at Rady. I am in Tel Aviv for about to start an internship with Netafim...
  • Israel: Beginning Our Stay in Tel-Aviv

    June 30, 2014
    by Vance Lopez

    Tel-Aviv. Bustling. Energized. Young and old. Humid but begging you to be outdoors, to celebrate the city together. “Boker tov,” says Mike, one of three of us that share an office space. This week marked the beginning of our summer internships – Jamie at Netafim and I at Driivz, a tech startup working to globally expand its electric vehicle charging station management services...
  • US Israel Center Internship - Week 3

    July 7, 2014
    by Jamie Weisman

    Hi again. I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks since we’ve arrived in Tel Aviv. It feels simultaneously like we’ve been here for much longer and also like we just arrived. As far as my Hebrew goes, it feels like we just arrived (unfortunately.) It’s not that I don’t want to learn- because I do. And I’m trying. But everyone here speaks such great English and is so willing to do so. It makes it hard to learn. On a separate note, Vance and I have tried a lot of the restaurants in Tel Aviv, but we still feel like we haven’t scratched the surface. The flavors on the foods here never cease to excite me. Eating here is just so much fun. So many restaurants to try and so little time…
  • US Israel Center Internship - Week 4

    July 15, 2014
    by Vance Lopez

    Waiting For The All Clear
  • US Israel Center Internship - Week 5

    July 21, 2014
    by Jamie Weisman

    Hey! It's Sunday and that means back to work for us after a really nice, relaxing weekend. Though we'd planned on going to the Dead Sea and Masada last weekend, due to everything going on here, we thought it best to wait a week. Even this week we hesitated, but I am so happy we decided to go. What an experience!
  • Week 6: Press On

    July 27, 2014
    by Vance Lopez

    Businesses are pressing on in spite of the fighting.
  • Week 7: Why I'm Loving My Israeli Life

    August 4, 2014
    by Jamie Weisman

    Time is flying by. Every day a new adventure, a new surprise. My friends in USA receive texts from me at 2 am Israel time and they ask me, Who is this night owl Jamie?
  • Week 8: Doing Good

    August 10, 2014
    by Vance Lopez

    There are more nonprofits per capita in Israel than anywhere else in the world.
  • Week 9: Traveling Up North

    August 19, 2014
    by Jamie Weisman

    With 5 days left on this trip, we have successfully completed our internships and are now spending time traveling and relaxing a bit. It was bittersweet leaving Netafim. I met some smart, nice people, some of which I am lucky I can call friends.
  • Week 10: A Summer To Remember

    August 24, 2014
    by Vance Lopez

    Ten weeks down and homebound. How does one wrap-up an altogether transformative working experience? With four easy questions (below).