Generally speaking, it is more beneficial for your career to study in Israel (unless you are interested in a specialty that is in demand in Israel but is not offered in an Israeli academic program). This will help you better acclimate to your professional life in Israel for a number of reasons:
- Courses are more relevant and geared towards the Israeli market
- Studying in Hebrew will enable you to learn the local professional lingo
- Connections you make will help build your professional network.
Generally, North American degrees only hold more weight if they are from one of the more prestigious universities.
The cost of education is significantly lower in Israel (BA: ~$3,000/year, MA: ~$8,200/entire degree). As an Oleh, you may be eligible for subsidized or free education. By studying in Israel, you can avoid taking out significant student loans, which can be an obstacle to Aliyah later on.
Keep in mind, of course, that there are additional, personal factors involved in the decision of where to study such as family and finances. Ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org