Melanie Stanek is attending fall semester on the Overseas Student Program of Ben‐ Gurion University of the Negev. She is from Yardley, PA and is earning a degree in English through The College of New Jersey.

A Big Colorful Blur
December 5, 2012 -
Ok! I've been putting off writing this blog because it means one thing: that my time here really is dwindling down and coming to a close. I know this is cliche, but when I think about having to leave I feel that only just yesterday I arrived! I remember orientation so vividly, even though it was already FIVE months ago!!! WHAT?!
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Not a bad feeling to have rub off on you :)
November 1, 2012 -
November 1, 2012 - My favorite place in Be'er Sheva is the Absorption Center for Ethiopian Jewish Immigrants. I have been a few times to help in the garden, and every time I meet the sweetest people with the biggest, brightest smiles I have ever seen.
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Just Getting Started
October 1, 2012 -
October 1, 2012 - I’ve been in Israel for a week, and after dealing with some computer drama (Read: flying here is a trip in itself…) I’m glad to say that I am slowly starting to adjust and let the sweat run off my back, quite literally. It’s hot here. But it’s also magnificent. It’s been strangely liberating so far.
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