Wisconsinite Julia Appel, 19, recently completed a gap year, including spring and summer in Israel, before starting as an undergraduate at Tufts University. She wrote this article about her participation in a four-month program in the fall and summer called Project TEN with NEXT. The program offers young adults the chance to “give of yourself while living in an authentic kibbutz-based or desert-based community,” according to the organization. It is affiliated with the Jewish Agency for Israel.
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