Meeting Israelis While Volunteering in Israel

The excitement Israelis have speaking with people from all over the world, attending events with Israelis. Immersing yourself into the Israeli culture overall masa israel internship, internship tel aviv                

One of the most important aspects for you with IBD is meeting, interacting, getting to know, and connecting with Israelis. You’ll make new friends, learn about Israel through the locals, be able to ask pressing questions(anywhere from travel recommendations to inquiries about the current political situation), and even may even be invited into Israeli homes.  

Meeting Israelis

Don’t pass up opportunities to speak, ask questions and express your opinions. Here are a few ideas on how to surround yourself with ‘Israeli-ness’:

  • Volunteer: Through IBD you can find the time and with our help volunteer with Israelis. Start up a conversation about your mutual activity and take it from there. Offer to help, to do, to initiate something new, this will most likely be appreciated and welcomed.
  • Got to a bar: Go out in the evening with friends and be surrounded by Hebrew. See if you can make your way into a conversation and introduce yourself. Don’t come early and stay out late, that is the mentality in Israel. You don’t need to dress up too much, things are casual. 

 

Learning About Israeli Culture

 

  • Sign up for Eat-With: These are communal meal gatherings made by local chefs at their house. You’ll be able to eat great food and have a full evening of Hebrew with great company. Introduce yourself and don’t be shy about your background, Israelis love to meet people from all over the world and hear their stories, especially in this type of evening where people come especially to meet new people. 
  • Special events in Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv has so much to offer, especially when it comes to one-of-a-kind events. Look up what is happening in the city when you are there (Check out TimeOut Tel Aviv or the city’s website) and head out – Concerts, outdoor yoga classes, surf lessons, and lectures. Most activities are in Hebrew and you’ll be able to meet others with a common interest. Sign up and go – some events are free, some are open to the public, many are outdoors – no matter where and when this is a great way to get into the local vibe. 

The bottom line is to step outside your comfort zone and make the most out of your Internship in Tel Aviv.