Follow Giovanna, a hotel school undergrad at Cornell University, during her summer 2015 global service learning internship with the Israel Commission for the Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities, the Israel Ministry of Trade, and Elwyn, a non-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities. This opportunity was sponsored by the Employment and Disability Institute at the ILR School, Cornell University through funding from the K. Lisa Yang Gift Fund.
Excited to be chosen for the EDI GSL Experience in Israel
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Time for Travel
Hello! Sorry about the lack of blog posts- it
means we are busy working, traveling, and having fun. Outside of work we have
had chances to see various historical sites. We visited Masada, the mountain where Jewish
exiles succumbed to the Roman Empire in the first century. Down the road from
Masada is Ein Gedi, the desert oasis where King David was said to have hid from
Ein Gedi with Dead Sea in background
We have gotten to travel Israel to conduct work interviews as
well. Just about every day we have been traveling to different organizations to
conduct research. We have visited many companies in and around Tel Aviv, in
cities like Herzliya, Ramat Gan, Roshe Litzion, Natanya, Haifa, and more.
Last week we attended a meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli
Parliament. The meeting was about the best practices and policies for employing
people with disabilities in Israel. It featured numerous organizations we have
been in contact with. It was nice to see familiar faces and meet more of the influential
people involved with employing people with disabilities in Israel.