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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

As of yesterday, October 7, I have been in Israel for two months; and, I have to say, it has been amazing! Everyday offers me either a new adventure or something new to learn. The August language program ended a month ago on the 1st of September and about 8 of us students continued to stay for the semester/year program. The rest of my summer familia returned back to their homes but of course left the memories that we created during August here in Haifa.

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After the August program, we had three weeks of vacation until the semester began in the last week of September. During this time, I spent most of my time exploring more of Haifa and traveling to near cities like Nazareth and Jerusalem. It was fun going on these trips since I got to explore a lot on my own and I met new people along the way. So far, out of all the cities I have been to, Jerusalem has been my favorite. The first time I visited Jerusalem I was mesmerized! There is so much to see and it really offers a unique environment that really gives the city its personal detail. The culture, the ambience, the smells, and the sounds- everything is absolutely beautiful! One memorable experience that I had here in Haifa was when I went searching for a place to get a haircut. I originally got on a bus to explore around Haifa’s neighborhoods and I ended up getting off in Hadar. There I began to just walk around until I saw a hair salon. I walked in trying to speak English but the hair stylist did not speak it, so in the few words that I knew in Hebrew I said, “Ani rotseh bzzz”(I want bzzz). I said this as I imitated a hair clipper over my head and I was successfully able to get a haircut just through signing. When I look back at this moment, I say this is what makes an experience abroad, and experience. After my adventurous three weeks in September, check-in day for the new international students finally arrived. I was eager to meet everyone since it was beginning to get a little too quiet around here. I spent my first week of the semester getting to know the people and getting oriented with my classes. It has been only a week and a half since the new semester began but so much happens in so little time that it feel as if one week was two and two weeks was a month; but, I can certainly say that I am loving this experience and I am ready for this fall semester!

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