gap year in israel
Academics & accreditation

Academics
& Accreditation

The goal of the academic program is to inspire students and provide opportunities for growth through actively engaging them in intellectual exploration.

Courses vary throughout our programs. All students are required to engage in Hebrew language studies. Other classes are available which allow students to learn more about Jewish and Zionist topics while also advancing their academic careers.

Through a partnership with the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, program participants may earn college credit for their studies. A minimum final high school GPA of 2.0 is required for credit eligibility. Those students who successfully complete the course requirements will be able to request to transfer their credit to their desired university following their semester/year in Israel. Students may also choose to audit their courses. Transcripts for courses taken as part of Aardvark Israel are issued by the American Jewish University which is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the same agency that accredits UCLA, Stanford, and all other recognized colleges and universities in the Western United States.

For more information about the American Jewish University, please visit their website at www.aju.edu.