Sunday, September 11, 2011
The sixth session of the Israel Government Fellows Program started this week. Twenty-one fellows from seven different countries began their 10-month adventure in Israel. We have fellows from the US, Canada, Spain, France, Russia, Brazil and one with dual citizenship of South Africa and Australia. This is the first time we will have Fellows from Spain, Brazil and South Africa.
The first month of the program is spent in intensive orientation seminars and immersion Hebrew classes preparing the Fellows for their experience in Israel. The seminars introduce the Fellows to the history, politics and culture of Israel. The Hebrew courses meet the student at their level of Hebrew from knowing only a few words to polishing fluent speakers.