Apr 3, 2013  By Jewish National Fund  Category: Education,

Experience High School - in Israel

The Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) offers the opportunity for students to spend a summer, 8-weeks or a whole semester studying abroad in Israel, while still in High School!  This is like no other Israel peer - travel experience - students earn high school credit while learning about their heritage in an experiential fashion, connecting to their Jewish identity, heritage and roots.  The program is the only non-denominational, non-political and co-educational English language study abroad program for high school students in Israel. Since 1972, the program has engaged more than 20,000 students.

The core curriculum is conducted in chronological historical order, with on-site experiential learning. Jewish teens connect with others from around the globe and create relationships that influence significant decisions as they plan for the post-high schools phase of life.  Most students agree that the most incredible part of the experience is getting to live in Israel like a local, instead of a tourist.

The original Hod HaSharon AMHSI campus hosts the summer and 8-week sessions.  With the support of Jewish National Fund (JNF), an AMHSI partner, the newest AMHSI campus was recently opened at the Eshel Hanassi Youth Village in the Negev, where the full semester program is held. More than double the length of a traditional eight-week AMHSI session, the new four-month program develops a deeper exposure to, and connection with, Israel, building upon the core AMHSI curriculum while including additional features such as Hebrew classes, mock army training, and a four-day hike across the country from “sea to sea,” from the Galilee to the Mediterranean. The semester also includes a week in Poland to study about the Holocaust, continuing with the AMHSI educational methodology of learning on-site where history took place.

To learn more about AMHSI - contact Dana Gerbie Klein at 617.566.8166.