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Maya Golan

Organization:  OnWards Israel 
Dates:  6/25/2015 - 8/27/2015

In Maya's own words:

How I contributed:  I worked with Israeli youth at risk on an organic farm in Jerusalem.  We helped  encourage them to go back to high school and pursue their dreams.  We also helped by working all over Israel towards decreasing various social justice issues.

What I felt most challenged by:  I felt most challenged by the length of time I had to spend abroad and away from my family.

What I enjoyed most:  I enjoyed immersing myself into a different culture and experiencing day-to-day Israeli life.

Would I recommend this experience: yes, it would give you a great way to become part of a different culture and a way to help another society.