Israel Lab 2019

Follow along as MIT Sloan Israel Lab students blog about their onsite project experiences during January 2019!

Learn more about Israel Lab on the MIT Sloan Action Learning website.

Israel Lab Reflection

It’s been two weeks since returning from Israel Lab. I’m grateful for the exciting three weeks we spent exploring Tel Aviv. I took away some great memories and lessons (including surfing!). Our final wrap-up session occurred on Monday, where we brought together all the MIT teams along with esteemed professors, academics … Read more 

Post-Israel Sentiment

Leaving a place is always hard. Certain sentiment would come up and wrap you around on the flight, on the streets, and in between any daily tasks unexpectedly. Post-Israel sentiment is one such that hits you in the back and reminds you of the good time and important lessons learned there. … Read more 

Back in Cambridge

Israel Lab was a great IAP experience from a few perspectives.
Firstly, I had a chance to see what it is like to work in a startup, which was one of my primary motivations to take this course.
Secondly, I had a chance to see what it is like to work in … Read more 

Back in Cambridge: Reflections on Israel Lab

I’ve now had two weeks to reflect on my Israel Lab experience back in the chilly comforts of Cambridge. The whole class came together with other members of the MIT community and outside guests for a debrief session and to share the results of our projects earlier this week. It … Read more 

Team Windward – Video Blog!

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Back in Boston

I’ve now been back in Boston for a week and launched back into a new set of courses for the spring semester.  I’ve had time to reflect on my experience of 4 weeks in Tel Aviv (plus some great travel to Jordan, the Dead Sea, Masada, Jerusalem, and Haifa!).
What stands … Read more 

Toda Raba, Israel.

Now that I have had a couple of days to reflect on my experience in Israel with my team, the single most overwhelming feeling is that of gratitude. Gratitude at having the opportunity to experience Israel and the Israeli culture first hand, with the best team that one could ever … Read more 

What do you mean we have to go back to Boston?

It’s the last week of our onsite phase. We were so busy working hard and playing hard we have no idea where did the last 2 weeks go. The project is in its most crucial and most exciting phase. All that research and analysis done in the last two weeks … Read more 

Come for the Pita, stay for the chutzpah!

Phew!!
What a first week in Israel!!
Where do I even begin??
Our team arrived on Saturday (12 January) so we can start work on Sunday (In Israel, like some of the other Middle Eastern economies, the work week is from Sunday – Thursday and Friday/Saturday are the weekend.). We were quickly onboarded: … Read more 

Ready. Set. Shalom!

So, after an entire semester filled with learning about Israel and Israeli culture, attending Hebrew lessons and talking to experts on Israel on everything from how to get a cab there to the viability of a 2-state solution, we should be feeling very confident about our experience there and know … Read more 

Team ICL! Video Blog

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A Different Side of Israel

On January 30, my team submitted our final presentation. While we awaited feedback, we decided to spend the day in Jaffa before heading north to our friend’s mother’s home for dinner. The timing couldn’t have been better. It was warm and sunny – no cloud in the sky!
While my teammates … Read more