CAS '21 Anjali Berdia

GRIP: Intern in Israel

Programs Abroad:

  • Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP): Intern in Herzliya, Israel

Ask me about...

  • Going abroad by myself for the first time

  • Not knowing anyone in the country when I first arrived

  • Being in Israel for the first time

  • Traveling around Europe and Israel

My Experience Abroad:

While I was abroad in Israel, I worked for an online publication as a staff reporter, photographer, and graphic designer. I am an English major at Penn and contemplating a fine arts minor, so the work directly correlates to different types of classes I have taken at Penn!

Other Highlights:

  • I stayed in a vegan eco-commune during my stay abroad and learned a lot about myself and ways to stay environmentally conscious.

  • I became really good friends with a law student in Germany and an Engineer from France, both of whom were also interning in Israel by themselves like me (but not at the same program). 

  • I went to Scotland before I went to Israel and England after I went. 

  • I learned a lot about myself and was able to personally grow from living in a different place where I didn't speak the language and had never been before!

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