Eizenstat Grantees

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An inaugural set of undergraduates were selected for the Frances Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant Program in 2013-2014. 

For further information about the awards and deadlines for applications, click here.

Undergraduate Grantees 2013-2014

Mirit Gendelman is double majoring in International & Global Studies and Business. She is using her award to study at Hebrew University, Spring 2014, in the Jerusalem Honors Program at the Rothberg International School. Gendelman looks forward to immersing herself in Israeli society, and furthering her understanding of Israeli economic and business practices. 

"Hierarchy systems in Israeli companies are for the most part pretty lax in comparison to the US. For instance, I was constantly having one-on-one meetings with the managing partner." More from Mirit's blog...

Kochava Ayoun is double majoring in Psychology and International & Global Studies, with a minor in Film. The grant is funding her senior thesis research on the gap between the intentions and implementations of international treaties pertaining to women and children. While in Israel she will interview women, their children, judges, lawyers and social workers to gain insight into the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction as applied in Israeli courts. From Kochava's blog...

Viktoria Bedo is majoring in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. She will intern as a research assistant in the Hartman Institute's iEngage program. Her impetus for working there is to narrow her research focus, and prepare for the rigor needed for graduate study in the field of Modern Jewish Studies.

"First, I worked on a preparing a source sheet for a lecture my mentor was giving on the value of compromise, with regards to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." More from Viki's blog post

Eliezer Buechler is majoring in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. He will be assisting on an archaeological dig at Tel Abel Beth Maacah in Northern Israel. The excavation is a joint project between Azusa Pacific University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in collaboration with Cornell University.

"The archaeological dig at Abel Beth Maacah is entering its third week of excavations.  I have worked for the past three weeks in Area ‘F’ unearthing the once powerful Aramean city in Northern Israel." More from Eliezer's blog post...

Catriona Stewart is majoring in English. She will spend the summer as a Resource Development intern for Kav LaOved, a non-profit organization that aims to protect and promote the rights of the most disadvantaged workers in Israel. From Catriona's blog...