IC Next is a 2 year seminar program centered in Cleveland, Ohio that focuses on learning about Israeli culture and issues. We would meet every month to learn about Israeli history, the Middle Eastern conflict, and Israeli culture. Halfway through the program, we took a two week trip to Israel to truly be immersed in the culture there. We listened to speakers and had educational seminars while there to learn about the land we were visiting. It was a very interesting and beneficial trip that helped me learn about Israel and conflicts going on in their society. This is of high interest to me because I am Jewish and am very interested in Israel/the Middle East, and this trip allowed me to learn and experience Israel in a new way.