I have created a “Students Guide to Life in Israel” to help incoming students be successful here at Muss.
Being on campus at HSI has honestly been a phenomenal experience. I have already made so many memories on this trip and have learned important values of Judaism which will last a lifetime. However, keeping up with all the work is essential to having a great experience. Based on my experience so far, I have created a “Students Guide to Life in Israel” to help incoming students be successful here at Muss.
Time Management -
At Muss, there is so much to do and experience. Students are given free time after classes to hang out with friends or go into town. There are so many activities that you can do, however, it is important that you balance your time to make sure you manage your studies. I try and get my schoolwork done right after class so I can ensure I can have free time in the evening. I have found it helpful to map out my schedule on my phone, to make sure I am spending enough time studying while still having time to spend with my friends. Overall, this skill is essential to being successful in Israel.
Being on a large campus with new kids from different backgrounds, is incredible. In the first couple of weeks while I was transitioning into my life in Israel, I was not very social with the other kids from the dorms on campus. I can say now that this was a huge mistake. Recently I moved into a new dorm, and I pushed myself to meet new people. Once I started spending time with kids from all over the world, I realized that this is something I should have done from the very start. I can now proudly say that I have created some amazing friendships with kids from all over the world. I have also made small talk with the Israeli students on campus and have found them to be very interesting and a lot fun to hang out with. It is very important to be friendly with the kids on your program which ultimately will help you form lifelong friendships.