Evan is an American history major at the City College of New York, a portraiture photographer and a website designer. When not working he enjoys playing guitar, sailboat racing, and finding other ways to be creative. He picked Ben-Gurion University's Winter Ulpan and the Spring semester to learn and experience Israel firsthand.

Weekend Hiking in the South
March 1, 2016 -
March 1, 2016 - Beer-Sheva is busy most days, from the shuk (open-air market) to the various malls, cafes, eateries, and shops. Taking a twenty minute bus or bicycle ride to the Old City can definitely offer a wide range of things to do in the city, but there are so many places outside of the city that are both close and provide more of an outdoor experience. This is where Beer-Sheva, and Israel as a whole, offers a great service: the public transportation system. Using the bus or train, you can travel almost anywhere from Beer-Sheva, and even better, you can catch both right next to the main campus.
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Settling In
February 1, 2016 -
February 1, 2016 - First impressions of Israel are a blur of excitement. The first days are filled with activities: Welcome to Israel; grab some groceries; prep for a 2-day trip; sleep; jeep tours in the morning; walking through the desert during; lunch; visiting the Sde Boker Kibbutz; Shabbat services or walking along the cliff; dinner; checking out the local bar. The excitement is intense, the joy, the scenery, and the smells – all very powerful and awe-inspiring. I never stop to think if it will end.
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