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Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

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Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

 


Teach English in Israel

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is looking for outstanding college graduates who will be selected to close the achievement gap in Israel’s education system. Come join Destination Israel for 10 months in the cities of Ramla and Ashdod, in which the overwhelming underperformance of Israeli youth from low socio-economic backgrounds is rampant.

Teachers are extraordinary individuals. They stimulate our minds, encourage us to succeed, support us through difficult times and inspire us to achieve our dreams. As a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow, you have the opportunity to become the teacher that these children remember, the one that made a difference in their lives. Statistics compiled by the National Center for Education Information, among others, show that:

 

  • 83% of students say a teacher has helped boost their self esteem
  • 75% say a teacher has been a positive role model to them
  • 79% reported that a teacher has helped encourage them to follow their dreams
  • 54% say that a teacher has helped to support them during difficult times
  • Being taught by an effective teacher for one year significantly boosts a child’s lifetime income

 

By educating the next generation, the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows are shaping tomorrow’s politicians, business leaders, engineers, scientists, and doctors in Israel. Destination Israel provides you with the opportunity to teach English in Israel and make sure that no child gets left behind!

 

Ramla

Volunteer in Israel as an English Teacher: Israel Teaching Fellows

Ramla is the perfect city to come to and make a huge impact and teach English in Israel. It is a city of low socio-economic status but rich with diversity. It is predominantly a Jewish city with a significant Arab minority; 24% of its residents are immigrant communities from the Former Soviet Union and Ethiopia.

 

Only 47% of Ramla’s senior high school students graduate with a Bagrut matriculation certificate – a certificate that is required to continue to higher education. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a program that’s not only about teaching but also about making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children. This is what makes Ramla an ideal city for Masa Israel Teaching Fellows as it provides you with an opportunity for truly rewarding social work.

 

Located conveniently between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (only 8 miles away) Ramla is a brief bus or train ride from either city. The city blends the beautiful modern and ancient aspects of Israel. Historical landmarks, such as the White Tower and the Pool of Arches, fill the streets with the captivating smells of exotic foods from the shuk (outdoor market) and an array of different languages you hear from passersby. Participants live in beautiful fully furnished apartments or villas in some of the most desired locations of the city. You will be living within a 15-minute walk of the famous Ramla shuk, which is full of shops, restaurants and more. Destination Israel’s strong and intimate relationship with Ramla’s municipal government produces many benefits for our volunteers that teach English in Israel. The community’s gratitude for your contribution is felt in your daily life.

 

Ashdod 

Volunteer in Israel as an English Teacher: Israel Teaching Fellows
On the Mediterranean coast sits Ashdod, Israel’s fifth largest city and main port. Ashdod’s population represents a mosaic of Israel: Jewish immigrants from Morocco, Egypt, Romania, Georgia, Former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, France, and Argentina.

 

 

Only 55% of Ashdod’s senior high school students graduate with a Bagrut matriculation certificate – a certificate that is required to continue to higher education. Masa Israel Teaching Fellows is a program that’s not only about teaching but also about making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children. This is what makes Ashdod an ideal city for Masa Israel Teaching Fellows as it provides you with an opportunity for truly rewarding social work.

 

Ashdod, located 20 miles south of Tel Aviv, is a vibrant port city with many beautiful beaches, where you can also find a few popular joints where the locals like to spend their time. ​​The stunning Mediterranean style apartment buildings, where the Masa Israel Teaching Fellows live, are located in the beachfront of the city with a beautiful view that affirms Ashdod as an inviting place to live and visit.  The city has a variety of cultural attractions, including a free zoo, art museums, MonArt performing arts center, the Israeli Andalusian Orchestra and others. Destination Israel’s strong and intimate relationship with Ashdod’s municipal government produces many benefits for our volunteers that teach English in Israel. The community’s gratitude for your contribution is felt in your daily life.

 

Why You Should Choose Destination Israel

The Masa Israel Teaching Fellows program is made possible by the generous support of the Israeli Ministry of Education and Masa Israel Journey. Due to the invaluable contribution you will make to the Israeli society, both organizations reward our Masa Israel Teaching Fellows with funding for the bulk of the program’s costs.

 

Eligible participants will only pay $1,000 (the price also includes airfare) for the entire 10-month long program to teach English in Israel..

 

Masa Israel Teaching Fellows also receive:

Volunteer in Israel as an English Teacher: Israel Teaching Fellows

  • 60-hour teaching training course, in which you will receive a certificate upon completion.
  • Fully furnished apartments or villas
  • 1,000 shekel monthly stipend
  • 200 shekels monthly transportation stipend
  • Trips once per month throughout Israel
  • Host families
  • Educational seminars on Israeli culture, politics, history, current events, etc.
  • Israeli Medical Insurance

 

 In Ramla and Ashdod you’ll see and feel the difference you make in the lives of your students. For the vast majority of children in the community, America is an imaginary place that exists solely in movies. For many children, to have a real relationship with Americans is a dream come true. Few of them have had the opportunity to travel abroad or even interact with native English speakers. By the end of the program, you’ll realize that you didn’t just teach English in Israel but you exposed underprivileged children to your culture and became a positive role model in their lives.