With the aim of increasing the connection between WUJS Israel participants and Israeli society, we recently began an inititiative in which students from Tel-Aviv university have the opportunity to "adopt" participants from the WUJS Intern Tel-Aviv program. The main idea of the project is to give WUJS participants in Tel-Aviv the maximum opportunity to build social connections with young people of their own age. Through making these connections our participants are more involved in the Tel-Aviv "scene", including invitations to weekends away, parties, cultural events and more.
The project is run in conjunction with the Tel-Aviv University Student Union and following the posting of a few flyers in the university, over 50 students responded that they were interested in taking part. After the informal introductory meeting at Tel-Aviv university which lasted close to 3 hours! phone numbers, email and facebook addresses were exchanged, the result of which today is that our participants feel even more at home in the city of Tel-Aviv.