The Final Preparations
On a lighter note, I have been preparing myself for life in Israel! Between wall outlet converters, mobile phone and internet rentals, packing, and money conversion, I am without a doubt ready to leave Princeton Junction. Laura and I will be reuniting this Friday at the airport to depart the United States together. Both of us have been researching disability employment legislation and implementation in the United States and in Israel. We are excited to discuss our findings at our internships with the Commission and Elwyn. We anticipate that we will be able to share our knowledge of disability employment culture of the United States; in addition, we are very interested in learning from the Commission and from Elwyn about disability employment models and initiatives that we can share with the Cornell University ILR Employment Disability Institute.
In less than one week, I will be entering the workforce. I am ready for exploration, work, learning, and conversation. In these last few days, I will say goodbye to my friends and family for six weeks. By the beginning of next week, I will be able to say hello to a multitude of new friends and communities. May the adventure begin!