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Diller Teen Fellows Blog – April 2024

We are thrilled to kick off this special edition of our blog, dedicated to documenting the upcoming visit of the Diller Teen Fellows from Herzliya, Israel. As our community eagerly prepares to welcome these young ambassadors, we invite you to join us on a virtual journey of cultural exchange and discovery. Over the nine-day visit, we’ll be sharing firsthand accounts, reflections, and highlights from our time together, offering you a glimpse into the transformative experiences that lie ahead.

Learn more about the Diller Teen Fellow Program HERE!

Counting Down the Days – Sophie, Philly Diller Teen Fellow – April 5, 2024

This year I have been lucky enough to be given the opportunity of being a Diller Teen Fellow. Though the list of exciting Diller moments goes on and on, I have to say that hosting my Israeli fellow is something I have been looking forward to for a long time now. I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed, hoping that despite all the uncertainties, we’d still be able to come together and make unforgettable memories.

When I first joined Diller, I didn’t fully grasp what hosting a fellow would entail. But as the program unfolded, I discovered the heart of it all—the chance to connect, learn, and grow alongside remarkable teens from different corners of the world. Connecting with Shachar, my Israeli Diller Teen Counterpart, was a nerve-wracking at first, but as soon as we talked, it all vanished. As her arrival approaches, I’ve set myself one primary goal: to make her feel like a part of my family and provide her with the most amazing experience possible. Thankfully, we’ve already formed a strong bond over social media, which has made me even more excited to welcome her.

If you know me, you know that I have already told anyone I could about how excited I am. I’ve created a perfect plan for when she comes, and have been counting down the days until she arrives. I can’t wait to show her around, while making sure she has a great time along with all of the visiting Diller Teens from Israel.