Hebrew University

Name: Rachel Landau   |   Country: Israel   |   Date: Fall/Winter/Year Long, 2017

Related Experience: Exchange: Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Why did you choose to learn abroad?

To grow spiritually, learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and connect more with friends and family in Israel

What are the specific skills that you learned or developed?

Extensive knowledge about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a variety of sources, intercultural knowledge from touring different areas and engaging with students from all over the world, adaptability skills from quickly moving to a new environment.

What benefits did you get from the experience?

I gained a lot personally, both spiritually and in interpersonal relationships. My hands on experiences greatly helped build my knowledge of the surrounding conflicts.

Rachel Landau
Rachel Landau
Rachel Landau
Please, name 2 challenges that you faced and how you overcame them in your experience.

Living with roommates was difficult as this is not something I am used to. In the end, I greatly grew from the experience, learned to work with my roommates, and even became great friends with one of them. Other than that, I actually had much fewer challenges than I have here, as it was an environment where I felt much more accepted for my identity.

My hands on experiences greatly helped build my knowledge of the surrounding conflicts.

Would you recommend learning abroad to a friend? Why?

Absolutely. This was a major growth opportunity for me, as well as an opportunity to travel abroad while still being a part of U of T.

Rachel Landau