Video: Mechina student at Rothberg International School defies personal tragedy to realize dream


American-born Ben Nouriel immigrated to Israel through a youth program. Upon completion of his IDF service, he enrolled in the Preparatory Program - Mechina at the Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS). However, he was forced to postpone his studies and return to the US due to his mother’s serious illness; while there, he was badly injured in a car accident. Following his extraordinary recovery, and motivated by tremendous determination, he returned to Israel and resumed his Preparatory Program - Mechina studies at RIS where he received scholarship support. Ben Nouriel excelled in all of his classes and now plans to pursue a career in medicine.

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