Reflections on My Time at Hebrew University
By Dani Kagan, Toronto
I always knew I wanted to study abroad but I wasn’t sure of what I actually wanted to study. I attended Hebrew University during my first year of undergrad in 2009 – 2010 and it really opened up my world. It was there, doing general studies, that I discovered a passion for political science and Jewish studies (which then became my double major at the University of Toronto). I did the one-year program at the Rothberg International School where I was introduced to really incredible people from all over the world, some of whom I’m still in touch with and close friends with.
Studying at Hebrew U ignited my independence at a young age. It allowed me to see new cultures, meet people from very different backgrounds than me, and led me to re-evaluate my deep love for travelling and Israel, one of the most magical places on this earth.
The experiences I had during that year, including the travels throughout Israel and in Europe, were times I will never forget. The friendships I made were incredibly special – I met two of my best friends, who were also later my bridesmaids. To this day, I still talk about my year at Hebrew U.
Dani is an entrepreneur and dance teacher in Toronto and is the co-founder of City MOGULS.