"I am currently immersing myself in Israeli culture, living with a host family in Israel. Some simple differences I have noticed in Israel are that there are lots of cats roaming the streets, but no squirrels; the stoplights go from red to yellow; and, you have to pay money to use shopping carts! I am so excited to extend my stay afterwards to volunteer at an English speaking day camp in Kiryat Ghat!" Mikayla Pollard shares her #Israel story this summer🇮🇱 What is your Israel story? DM us & let us know & we will be happy to feature you on our page #illiniloveisrael#myisraelstory#visitisrael
Although these simple differences exist on many levels, the strong connection that the American camp counselors quickly found with the Israeli camp counselors and campers was undeniable. Whether we grow up in the United States or Israel, our jewish heritage and culture bind us in unexplainable ways. We share a history and a future, regardless of where we live. - Mikayla Pollard @mikayla_pollard
Life has been teaching me that when one door closes, another one opens. People, places, and things change; I have changed. Change will continue. With change comes new opportunity ahead ✨
This photo I took last month while in Israel. I remember this exact moment as my friends got ahead of me and I was alone in this crumbly, raw space in Jaffa telling myself that I am exactly where I should be.