Monday, 21 April 2014

EMIS



Eastern Mediterranean International School
EMIS

Vision
An international high school for students to live and study together in Israel. Its focus will be on students from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East regions. Teaching respect of others, dialogue and the value of peace. Learning about the environment and sustainable ecology. Cultivating personal leadership, community involvement and service. Taking a stand for a better world for us and our children

Students
EMIS is predicated on providing a broad educational program for young people from all over the world. The students will be chosen on basis of merit alone on academic and leadership parameters without regards to race, gender, religion, political or financial background.
Ages 16-19 are critical years when young minds can be opened to new ideas; when good educators help change inbred attitudes; when past suspicions can be tamed through day-to-day interaction. Our objective is to have 40% of students coming from the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East regions and the other 60% from the rest of the world.

Goals
Build the Eastern Mediterranean International School in Israel in HaKfar Hayrok campus (the Green Village) using a similar model of the United World Colleges (www.uwc.org)
A Two-year (11th-12th grade), 200 students, international boarding school
Students selected on merit from all over over the world and offered scholarships
40% of students will come from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, 20% from
Israel and 20% from other countries and territories in the region, the other 60% from the rest of the world
The school will teach international understanding and environmental studies as part of its full International Baccalaureate (IB) programme (www.ibo.org) (IBO accreditation is required and in process)
The school will draw on Israel’s entrepreneurial spirit and will teach the students entrepreneurship skills and allow the students to pursue entrepreneurial projects both social and business
To build the campus as a green school, using ecological and environmental sustainability principle

Location
Hakfar Hayarok (Hebrew for The Green Village) is an education center and a green haven in the midst of the bustling Sharon region in central Israel. It is within short driving distance from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Nablus. ... The campus contains full academic infrastructure, a youth village and an agricultural farm. The six-year high school has 1,500 students. Three hundred students live on campus in several dormitory buildings and enjoy a rich and unique experience. This vibrant community will offer EMIS students a glimpse into a cross-section of the Israeli society and allow them to interact and learn from each other.
Tree lined road in Hakfar Hayarok Its location is ideal for both social community service locally, and field trips to the south for desert environmental study projects and the north to the beautiful mountain region. It is just a few minutes drive from the Mediterranean coast and is in close proximity to some of Israel’s leading universities, enabling abundant possibilities for marine activities as well as academic opportunities for the students.
This location will expose to the College students and staff to Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures, religions and rich histories.

Hakfar Hayarok has partnered with the Eastern Mediterranean International School Foundation and is providing its existing infrastructure to the school. Hakfar Hayarok has allocated EMIS a renovated dormitory building and access to facilities including the catering facilities, sports, pool, arts and music facilities, library and science labs.

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Take a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd5b267Zrs0



*All Architectural Views Created By Yoav Messer Architects (www.messer-architects.co.il)
The information is exactly the one published at www.em-is.org .*

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter

Today, Sunday April 20, it is Easter sunday. So this morning after I woke up, we had an amazing breakfast with an "Osterpinze", jam, tea.... and I even used my easter dishes.

Later one we went outside to see what the easter bunny left behind for us to find, as this is the tradition. 
I found some easter eggs, chocolate, a purse, a book and a pair of shoes. 


I am very happy about the book, which is " Ein Jahr in Tel Aviv, Reise in den Alltag" by Christiane Wirtz. ("One year in Tel Aviv"). It is about a woman who moves to Tel Aviv and her experience.

As well, I found some Nike shoes which were hidden in the garden. Those are the Nike Free 5.0+ Breath in blue. I wanted to buy this pair of shoes for Israel, because I heard that they are super comfortable. So one more thing on my TO-DO list is done already. The time is running! :)






(I am still experiementing with my blog) 

Friday, 18 April 2014

Rosetta Stone

I received an answer email from Rosetta stone in which they offered me an online course for a language of my choice for 6 months. I am still not sure if I prefer to take this course in Arabic or Hebrew. As Hebrew is the language spoken in Israel, I could communicate with people or "talk" to the workers in a store or ask for the way. On the other hand, I was thinking about taking Arabic as subject at EMIS, so it may be useful to have some pre-knowlege.

As well, I am going to write on the #milestone Blog from Rosetta stone where I am going to talk about my experience learning Arabic and Hebrew and communicating in English. I will keep you updated on here and will post the link if I uploaded on the #milestone Blog.

I'm looking forward to learn some Arabic and Hebrew!
I actually found a girl that is from Israel and is accepted to EMIS as well. She already showed me how to write my name and say hello in Hebrew.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Danke-Dr. Hauschka





Vielen Dank an Dr. Hauschka, dass Sie mir dieses wunderbare Probier-und Reiseset für das Gesicht zugeschickt haben. Ich freue mich schon es in den nächsten Tagen auszuprobieren!
DANKE!

Israeli Delicacies

EMIS posted this link this morning. (EMIS on Facebook)


"19 Israeli Delicacies that aren't Hummus"
Hummus is a very typical food in Israel, and apparently they have tons of it. But there's way more to Israeli food than that!

"OK, so no one is arguing that hummus isn’t a precious gift…
OK, so no one is arguing that hummus isn't a precious gift...
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…but there’s a lot more to Israeli cuisine that you had no idea you’ve been craving! Until now…

1. Shakshuka

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Poached eggs in pepper and tomato sauce with fresh parsley usually served for breakfast or brunch.

2. Halloumi Cheese
Originally of Greek and Turkish origin, this goat and sheep’s milk cheese has a high melting point and can be served grilled or fried. In Israel, it’s usually the featured item on a salad or kebab skewer.

3. Cactus Fruit
Sweet and juicy, cactus fruit can be eaten as is or turned into candy, jelly, and even vodka!

4. Falafel
Recently gaining global popularity, this deep-fried chickpea delicacy is as common in Israel as burgers are in America.

5. Israeli Schnitzel
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What sets Israeli schnitzel apart from German schnitzel is the use of chicken or turkey breast as opposed to pork. Deep fried to golden perfection, schnitzel is surprisingly complemented by our old friend, hummus.

6. Sufganiyot

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Less dense than an average donut, this pastry is filled with jelly (or sometimes custard), deep fried, and finished off with an abundance of powdered sugar. This melt-in-your-mouth dessert is a kid favorite around the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

7. Khachapuri
Georgian by tradition, khachapuri has been making the rounds in the Israeli brunch scene. The boat-shaped bread is stuffed with butter, cheese, and sunny-side-up egg. The best part? Easy cleanup!

8. Israeli Couscous
Known in Israel as “ptitim,” this pearl-shaped pasta can be dressed up a thousand different ways. From vegetables to dried fruit and nuts, Israeli couscous can be served on its own or as an accompaniment to fish or meat.

9. Bourekas
Constructed of phyllo dough or puff pastry, Israeli bourekas are usually filled with savory cheese, mashed potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and sometimes even pizza filling (think of it as a gourmet Pizza Roll).

10. Challah Bread
Sweeter than your regular bread, challah comes in every form imaginable: braided, rolled, sliced, and as the best French toast you’ve ever had.

11. Shawarma
Pocketed in a delicious pita and topped with tahini, shawarma is an Arabic style of cooking meat where lamb, chicken, turkey, or beef are skewered on a spit and slowly cooked on a rotating grill.

12. Rugelach
Like a croissant’s baby brother, this finger dessert can be found next to almost any cup of coffee in Israel. And with all the filling options, it’s no surprise! Anyone up for some chocolate, raspberry, cinnamon, marzipan, walnut, raisin, or poppyseed rugelach?

13. Labneh
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Labneh is simply a more consistent form of Greek yogurt and can be found as a condiment on many Israeli street foods, including savory crêpes.

14. Latkes
Mostly popular around Hanukkah, this shallow-fried potato pancake can be served as an appetizer (if topped with sour cream or cottage cheese) and a dessert (if topped with apple sauce, jam, or sugar).

15. Kibbeh
Stuffed with ground meat and a variety of herbs, this savory croquette is an excellent base for tahini, hummus, and grilled eggplant spread.

16. Shishlik
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Shishlik is not your average street meat. Marinated overnight and fast-charred on a grill called a “mangal,” shishlik is a street meat worthy of any sit-down restaurant.

17. Baba Ghanoush
In order to make this spread, a whole eggplant is baked or broiled over an open flame. Once peeled, the eggplant is puréed with a tahini or mayo base and served with pita bread at the start of a meal.

18. Hamin
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There’s nothing dated about this traditional Jewish stew. Simmered overnight for 12 hours, the chicken, beef, potato, bean, vegetable, and barley stew serves as the ultimate comfort (or hangover) food.

19. Krembo
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With a round biscuit base and a hard chocolate coating, the gooey marshmallow on the inside of a Krembo is a fun surprise for first-time indulgers. Sorry for the spoilers, but that picture is just too cute."

*Article belongs to http://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/fbed/rethinkisrael/israeli-delicacies-that-arent-hummus and is copied! It does not belong to me.*


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Pessach: Ursprung von Ostern

Folgenden Artikel habe ich im Internet auf der ORF Seite gefunden: Pessach: Der Ursprung von Ostern
Ich fand ihn sehr informativ und empfehle ihn euch zu lesen! :)


Monday, 14 April 2014

HELLO WORLD!


I am still working on my blog, so it might look a bit different tomorrow. 
A lot of features will be coming soon! 
Stay tuned! :)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

TO DO

Accept my spot R
Pay the admission fee R
Wait for the welcome pack R
Finally receive it R
Talk to Vienna's University
VISIT TEL AVIV R
Visit the campus R
Put me on leave at school for the first year
Learn some Arabic & Hebrew
Inform me about Israels history & Tel Aviv
Book a flight
Cancel my phone contract
Clean my room
Sell the stuff I don't need anymore
Appointment at the dentist
Appointment at the oculist
Get a new pair of glasses (contact lens?)
Appointment at the orthopedic specialist

Buy the following things:
    Gym shoes for outdoor
    Nike Free 5 R
    Nike Shorts
    Laptop?
   Graphic calculator
   Austrian flag
    If mandatory: bathing suit
Pack my stuff
Say bye to everyone
Hit to the airport and catch my flight to Tel-Aviv Jaffa!
Study at EMIS for 2 years :)



VIENNA