Israel at Heart Graduates Tell Their Story

DEC 7,2016

On a Wednesday evening in November, Sloane and Judy Citron, parents of third-year RRIS business student Coby Citron, opened their home in Menlo Park, California, to the American Friends of IDC Herzliya. Attending the intimate gathering were parents of current and past IDC students, alumni, supporters, and staff, including Jonathan Davis, vice-president for External Relations and head of the Raphael Recanati International School. The keynote speakers were IDC alumni and Israel at Heart Ethiopian scholarship recipients Tesema Samuel, a graduate of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, and his wife Tigist Samuel, now a lawyer at a top Israeli firm, who shared their remarkable story.

The Israel at Heart Ethiopian Scholarship Program at IDC Herzliya provides participants with a full scholarship as well as a stipend, enabling them to focus fully on and succeed in their undergraduate studies. In addition, participants receive a laptop. Furthermore, students in the program receive guidance and tutoring in the social, personal, and academic spheres, which includes an emphasis on learning the English language. In their final year of studies, students participate in career placement seminars. Outstanding students may be offered professional internships abroad. If you are interested in making a donation to the program, please email info@afidc.org or click here.