Raphael Recanati International School
The City of Herzliya:  A Unique Point On The Global Compass

Herzliya is the capital of the flourishing high-tech sector which has earned Israel the nickname “Silicon Wadi” and attracted the interest of the world’s leading venture-capital firms.


Hugging the Mediterranean coastline six miles north of Tel Aviv, Herzliya has some of the most magnificent beaches and seaside hotels in the country. This city of almost 100,000 – along with the neighboring towns of Kfar Shmaryahu and Ra’anana – also has one of the highest concentrations in Israel of English-speaking residents, including immigrants from English-speaking countries and members of the diplomatic community. The English-Speaking Residents Association and the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel sponsor a wide range of social and community events for English speakers living in this area.

 

Herzliya is also the capital of the flourishing high-tech sector which has earned Israel the nickname “Silicon Wadi” and attracted the interest of the world’s leading venture-capital firms. Many of the Israeli software and biotech companies traded on American stock exchanges are located in the Herzliya area. Bweb, ComSoft Technologies, eWave, the Formula Group, Hewlett-Packard and HP Scitex, Horizon Semiconductors, IBM, Jacada, Matrix, Microsoft, Motorola, New Applicom, SAP Manage, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, VCON Telecommunications and VocalTec Communications are among the many international high-tech companies that are located near the IDC Herzliya campus.


IDC Herzliya is at the heart of the high-tech education and diplomatic research that define Herzliya. Many of its faculty members, and an increasing number of its graduates, are key players in the transformation that Israel’s society and economy have experienced in the past decade – and are still undergoing.

 
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 Student quote:
 Natasha Shine, London, U.K.
“I moved to Israel at the age of 19 and enrolled at IDC Herzliya. Now, the end of my studies, I realize that the experience I had wished to gain by coming has far exceeded my expectations. The mission of IDC is aboutpreparing tomorrow’s leaders and ensuring that their students leave with the tools to make something of themselves. As you can tell, I am an advocate of the IDC, it has given me so much more than an
undergraduate degree, it has given me a sense of pride.”