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Why study in Israel? And why study at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem?

I was attracted to Israel mainly because of its world-renowned title as a “start-up nation”. I’ve been in Israel for three months. These are the most amazing months for me this year: I dived in the most beautiful sea in Eilat, hiked in the most incredible Negev desert and met very friendly Israelis. Jerusalem, in particular, is a magical place where various religions co-exist, and also traditional mindsets and innovative spirits co-exist, which you cannot always experience in other places. As China-Israel relations have been developing rapidly in recent years, the more frequent educational exchanges enabled me to see the opportunity to pursue my studies in Israel.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is my first choice because it’s the top university in Israel, and especially because my seniors from Sun Yat-sen University, where I am doing my master’s degree in China, highly recommended the MBA program here after they studied in this program two years ago. One special thing about the MBA program is that I can do an internship in an Israeli company, where I can experience in person the entrepreneurship and innovation that are embedded in Israeli business environment.

In the past months, I’ve met very experienced, knowledgeable and passionate professors. Also, studying in the Rothberg International School allowed me to make friends with students from countries worldwide. I think my studies here will help me understand Israel, and even the world better, and definitely will help me get closer to my career goal.

Fun Facts about Jerusalem

  • 874,000 residents
  • 2,000+ active archaeological sites
  • 50+ churches, 33 mosques, and 300 synagogues
  • 60+ museums
  • 1,500+ public parks and gardens
  • Some of the olive trees in Jerusalem are more than 800 years old.
  • There are more than 26 wineries in and around Jerusalem.
  • There are more than 50 Christian churches, 33 Muslim mosques, and 300 Jewish synagogues in the city.
  • Jerusalem hosts more than 30 annual festivals for everything from opera to film and from books to wine tasting, the most in all of Israel.
  • Jerusalem hosts Israel’s second-largest Pride parade, which draws more than 25,000 marchers.
  • Jerusalem has over 2,000 archeological sites.
  • There are 90 hotels in Jerusalem hosting over 9,000 hotel rooms.
  • There are over 6,000 species of plants in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens.
  • Jerusalem has 1,578 public gardens and parks

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