Logan Brich is a third year student at the University of Virginia, where he studies Global Public Health and Middle Eastern Studies. He is studying at Ben-Gurion University to better explore the Middle East and study in a completely unfamiliar, exciting environment. On the weekends you can catch him hiking in the Negev, traveling throughout Israel, or in any one of Beer-Sheva’s many pubs.

An Ode to Walmart
June 5, 2018 -
I’ve been a little under the weather for the past few days. Nothing serious, just a slight head cold, but it’s been enough to make me reminisce on the comforts of home. Particularly, the one thing I’ve come to miss most about home during my time here has been knowing where to find everything I need.
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Speaking a New Language
April 11, 2018 -
Adjusting to life in Israel has meant not only changing my daily routine and getting comfortable operating in a foreign place with a new language, but also learning how to become a part of and participate in a brand new culture. While every guide book and tourist manual can explain the differences between US and Israeli culture, nothing truly prepares you for immersion in a new way of life quite like diving in head-first.
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What I Learned on a Bus in Beer-Sheva
March 9, 2018 -
Coming from a small town in rural Virginia, even my college town of 50,000 people is an entirely new world to me. Everything in my hometown is accessible only by car; it’s very hard to even walk to the grocery store. On top of that, everyone knows everyone, which makes life in my city in the US even smaller. Now imagine my shock finding myself in Beer-Sheva, with a population of over 200,000 people!
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Israel So Far
February 1, 2018 -
When choosing study abroad programs, the most important criterion for me was the chance to travel somewhere nontraditional, where I could have unique opportunities that not many others get to experience. I didn’t know where I wanted to go, but I knew for sure that I wanted to shake things up, try something entirely new, and place myself in an unknown environment to grow as much as possible during my time abroad. The Ben-Gurion University OSP stood out immediately.
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