Despite the difficulties and worries raised by the coronavirus, the government decided to permit the entry of 21,000 foreign nationals, to study in universities, yeshivas, and participate in Masa.
Along with yeshiva and university and other educational programs, the Israel Experience branch of the Jewish Agency recently brought 20 young people from around the Jewish world to Israel.
The first-of-its-kind charter flight was dubbed “Operation Home,” and included 50 new Olim and 150 graduates who will take part in Masa.
Some come to get closer to Israel, some come for personal and professional growth, but nearly everyone leaves with experiences and memories to last a lifetime – and some even find love.
The students will only be allowed into the country if the institutions they're learning in are approved by the Health Ministry and commit to upholding quarantine regulations for two weeks.
The approval applies to foreign students in academic institutions, yeshiva students, Masa students, Ulpana students, seminary students, Naale students, high school students and pre-army program stude
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The program is geared towards post-college graduates under the age of 30, from English-speaking countries such as the United States, Canada or the UK.
Some 220 teaching fellows with the Masa Israel Journey organization came to the country last year to teach English in Israeli schools.
The Jewish Agency said it was working to get the gov’t to match donations made to program organizers.