Lowy International Student Stories

Nivedha Mohan Raj, Grad/PhD Student, Neuroscience MSc, India

From India to Tel Aviv

Can you start working on your PhD while still studying for your Master's? The Neuroscience MSc program at the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University offers this unique opportunity to outstanding students interested in pursuing academic careers.

Larry French, Grad Student, Disaster Management, USA

"We feel safe and comfortable here."

Larry French, from North Carolina, US, arrived in Tel Aviv on October 5, 2023, to start his master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management at the Lowy International School. Despite the outbreak of the war two days later, Larry has decided to stay on and carry on with his studies.

Adrienne Gibson, Grad Student, Disaster Management, USA

How did a former US Army reservist learn how to face disaster in Israel?

As Adrienne Gibson searched for the right program, our International Program’s Emergency Management track kept popping up. Eventually, she applied. The rest is history.

Asher Dayanim, Undergrad Student, Degree Liberal Arts Program, TAU & Columbia University, USA

COVID-19, rockets? Asher from the US says the year was the 'most amazing in my life.'

“I'm going to have Israel as part of my identity now."

Caroline Wagner, 2020 Alumni, Environmental Studies, Germany / UK

 ‘Everything to do with climate’ at TAU landed Caroline a job at GreenPeace.

“Many people will think twice about going to Israel for a lot of different reasons, but I would say ... just go.”

Luisa Rodrigues, Summer Research in the Sciences Program, Portugal

In the lab: Students search for cancer cure.

How did Luisa Rodrigues's passion for academic research land her in the Jewish State?  Born in Portugal, Luisa has dreams of becoming an academic researcher one day.

Petr Pesov, Grad Student, Conflict Resolution & Mediation, Russia

From Russia, with love for the Jewish State of Israel.

After finishing his degree last year, Petr “made Aliyah” and is finishing up his Master's degree which is focused on Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

Leora Wine, Grad Student, Disaster Management, Israel

Working for the JDC, but always learning.

"Resilient communities are made up of resilient people – people that have been through a disaster, that are in disaster-prone areas that know that they’re coming again.”

Orly Margulis, Grad Student, Sofaer Global MBA, Venezuela

R is for resiliency, a skill learned while studying in Israel.

"It was a dream of mine, ever since I was a very young girl," Margulis said. "And I always knew I wanted to study in Israel.”



Rainbow Yeung, Undergrad Student, Liberal Arts, Hong Kong

How did a girl from Turkey end up studying in Israel?

In Israel, Rainbow said, "You learn to enjoy life in its basic charms." What brought Yeung, who is now studying in our Liberal Arts program, from Turkey (a Muslim majority country) to Israel - the Jewish State - was her fascination with history. 

Lee Tzanani, Dual Degree BA with Columbia University, Israel

For Lee the combination of philosophy and entrepreneurship is a winner, and a liberal arts education was the obvious answer to combine them both!

Working and living in the Startup Nation Lee had insights into entrepreneurship and innovation, but the classes she took in the dual degree program opened her eyes to sectors she hadn't seen before. Additionally, she got to expand her knowledge and language through her philosophy courses.

Mia Levy, MA International Conflict Resolution and Mediation, USA

'In Israel, you learn from experts on the ground who are working in this area every day...You will get the ability to take what you learn in class and apply it to the real world.'

This was Mia's experience as part of TAU's MA International Conflict Resolution and Mediation Program.

Emunah Spira, International MA in Migration Studies

'It gave me a variety of tools to work with migrant workers, refugees, and asylum seekers.'

Emunah's studies as part of the International M.A in Migration Studies at TAU provided the tools she needed to do her vital work at the Center for International Migration and Integration.



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