I am a Russian Jewish girl, who was accepted at Tikvah at Yale and waitlisted at the Bronfman Fellowship in Israel (which was heartbreaking) and accepted at Brandeis Genesis (and will now apply for the Global Teen Fellowship as part of that). Honestly, Genesis is not a first choice for me. Are there any other great Jewish summer programs out there? (Excluding Nesiya and Szarvas, neither of which interest me. I'm looking for an intense academic experience, which neither of those really seem to offer.)
Alternatively, as someone who loves languages and the somewhat taboo for the average Jewish girl (i.e. learning Arabic and going to Jordan), are there any other programs I can still apply to?
On another note, how can I get over the Bronfman rejection? I was pretty crushed.
Thanks for all the help in advance.