What is the role of the Israeli Peer in the program?
Over the course of a ten-week summer internship in Israel, the American cohort of Excel Fellows are joined by a group of outstanding Israelis who were selected for the program based on their leadership, professional aspirations, and passion for community-building. Each American is matched with a peer on a gender basis as well as common interests.
The role of the Israeli peer is to engage with the American participant two evenings per week, to host the participant at least once for a Shabbat family dinner and to commit to a number of mandatory activities such as: An orientation meeting prior to the beginning of the program, opening ceremony, the group bonding weekend, a joint organized activity, ending ceremony, farewell party and a summary meeting.
The Israeli peers are invited to join most of the program's activities and meetings with business leaders.