Sarah Vorsanger- Staff Writer at Zavit

My name is Sarah Vorsanger and I am originally from New York City. I first came to Israel in August of 2018 on Taglit, and I knew I had to come back. While on Israel by Design, I worked for an environmental nonprofit called the Israeli Society for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, where I wrote Continue Reading »

Top Ten Hebrew Words to Know When Traveling to Israel

When in Israel, there is nothing like connecting with the locals to get a sense of the country. The best way to connect is to learn the language and try to put it to good use.  This time instead of making a list of a bunch of formal words and phrases we decided to list Continue Reading »

the Dead Sea

Spending the Weekend at the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, a contender of the Natural Wonders of the World list is right here in Israel, only an hour and a half from Tel Aviv, where you could spend time during your Israel summer program.  The Dead Sea’s unique characteristics and beauty attract people from all over the world to float, enjoy the Continue Reading »


Things you didn’t know about Haifa and should

Haifa, the capital of Israel’s North is situated on the slopes of Mount Carmel and is the third-largest city in Israel. It is a unique testament to the co-living of Israel’s three religions and its steep streets and location, just above the bay, is known as the ‘San Francisco of Israel’. It’s a leader in Continue Reading »


Grocery Shopping in Shuk Hacarmel after Volunteering

One of the perks of volunteering during your internship in Israel in a major city is the proximity of exploring all it has to offer when you are done with your duties. This is true about any city, however, Tel Aviv is a leader in the variety it has to offer – from the beach Continue Reading »


Hebrew Language Classes

You want to come to Israel, you want to see what it has to offer, you want to experience its flavors and taste its food, and get to know its people. Basically, you know what you want and Israel by Design will make your wishes a reality.  As you build your program and trip keep Continue Reading »


How to Write a Perfect Resume

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar You have your goal of interning in Israel, preferably with an internship in Tel Aviv. You are preparing to gain work experience, to journey to a new country, and meet local and international people. You have a goal, the first big step towards your adventure. Continue Reading »


Top 10 Things To Do With Your Free Time On Your Israel By Design Program

We are going to keep you busy! The Israel By Design program is designed to deliver the best of the best that Israel has to offer just for you based on your interests – work, volunteering, academic classes, learning Hebrew, and touring Israel. You will be super busy but actually, have lots of free time. Continue Reading »


Volunteering with IBD

Volunteering is good for you. Period. It’s been proven, it’s been tested, and now all that is left for you is to experience it. Why? You asked, let us explain. 7 reasons to volunteer in Israel  The bottom line  – it makes you happy – helping others makes you happier. It’s great for your mental Continue Reading »

spend time in israel

All the best ways to spend your time wisely in israel

You’ve decided you want to come to Israel to experience something different, to grow professionally, to travel the country and maybe even to meet a new culture and new people. Great! Now how exactly should you go about doing this? Where and how do you start planning? Who can help?  These are all valid questions.  Continue Reading »