In this first week alone, I feel as though I've lived a month worth of experiences.
With my first week at AMHSI already finished, I have an idea of what the next five weeks in Israel are going to be like. In this first week alone, I feel as though I've lived a month worth of experiences. I've already learned so many new things about the land of Israel and its physical history as well as its biblical history. I've also been already on two amazing trips to brand new places that I have never seen before. What I've learned so far is that there is truly so much more left for me to learn about Israel and that just because I've already been here, that doesn't lessen any of my experiences here. It truly does feel like I'm visiting for the first time, and as someone who considers themselves a partial local, that's saying a lot. Not only do I feel as though I'm learning about the history of Israel but I am also learning about the current events and issues that are happening today. Israel as a subject is very important to me and close to my heart and it often comes up in conversations, so the fact that I am currently learning more about Israel's modern issues is very helpful to me. Aside from the educational aspect of this trip I've also been able to make a lot of new friends from different places. Although everyone is still adjusting, I already consider many of the people here to be like family and I can't wait to continue to get closer with them. I've learned so much from the people here and I love learning everyone's stories and everyone's different perspectives on Israel. I can't wait to see what the next five weeks hold but I'm excited to see how far I will go and how many memories I'm going to make.