• Israel
26 - 52 weeks

Program Details



Salary / Benefits
Flight reimbursement, monthly stipend, medical insurance, transportation stipend, Hebrew lessons, trips around Israel
Dec 29, 2016
Dec 27, 2016
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About Program

Parterned with the Ministry of Education and the State of Israel, the Israel Teaching Fellows program is looking for outstanding college graduates who will be selected to close the achievement gap in Israel’s education system by volunteering as English teaching assistants in schools throughout Ramla-Lod and Ashdod. As volunteers in the public school system, teaching fellows will stay with host families for 10 months, fully integrating themselves in the local community.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

* Resident of a native English-speaking country (USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa)
* Bachelor's Degree
* Native English speaker
* Able to speak in front of crowds
* Preferably with teaching/educational backgrounds

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No, I don't recommend this program

Save yourself, volunteer somewhere else.

We did not find out where were living until one week before the program. We didn't find out that we weren't going to get our stipend until one month into the program until we got here. Our bus pass, gym pass, stipend, nothing was ready for us. We were promised one month intensive training before going to school, but this never happened. The living situation is a disaster. We live packed into an apartment with random people, with some of the worst social issues. When I tried to address the issues with the coordinator she told me I had to learn to live with people and be more mature. I started staying in my room (because I was very uncomfortable around my roommates who who acting inappropriate in my opinion) and I was asked to leave the program and accused of all kinds of things that were never actually happening. I was asked to leave the program for these reasons despite the fact I was an extremely good teacher and went above and beyond for my students in the classroom. My students wrote me several e-mails begging me to stay and my teachers fought on my behalf, but still nothing. I was offered to switch cities, but then my coordinator spoke ill of me to anyone who would listen. I was asked to leave with no where to go and with no regard to my personal health or safety. What you get out of the classroom is AMAZING, but I would highly highly recommend if you want to be a teacher, picking another volunteer/internship program.

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