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Adrian

Student of the Week – Adrian

Hi! My name is Adrian and I grew up in Bolivia. I chose Aardvark because of the focus it puts on individuality, independence, and work experience. As I near the end of my journey here, I feel confident that I have made the right choice for me. I’ve made incredible ...
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Leadership Seminar

This week, our students had the opportunity to choose between different tracks for our two-day leadership seminar. They completed hiking trails, learned from guest speakers, and experimented with different forms of creative media. Day One: Hiking Tracks & Workshops Students were given the option to hike in the Negev at ...
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Daniel sabo

Student of the Week – Daniel Sabo

Hi, I’m Daniel Sabo! I’m originally from Israel and moved to California when I was five years old. I chose to come to Aardvark because of the trust they place in its students, allowing students to breathe and explore tel-aviv, Jerusalem, and rest of Israel naturally. This is valuable to ...
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Student of the Week – Jack

Hey everyone, my name is Jack and I’m from Belgium! When it came to deciding what to do for my gap year, there was no doubt in my mind—I was bound for the vibrant land of Israel with Aardvark. “Why Israel?” you ask. Well, it’s simple. It’s my homeland, my ...
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Rain in israel

Rain in Israel

If you’re planning a gap year or a semester in Israel during the winter, it’s important to be prepared for the rain. As with early spring, the weather can be unpredictable, with some days being warmer than others. That’s why we recommend dressing in layers to adapt to changing temperatures. ...
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Tamar sillis

Student of the Week – Tamar Sillis

Hi, my name is Tamar and I’m from London, England. I chose to come to Aardvark Israel because I wanted to spend part of my gap year in Israel, and my sister had an incredible experience on this program! I’ve always felt very connected to Israel, and have spent a ...
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Spring semester 2024 has officially started!

On the 9th of January, 120 students from 12 different countries started the Aardvark Israel Spring semester, and we can’t describe how happy we are to see that even during these challenging times, young Jewish people are seeking connection to the land and people of Israel. What have our students ...
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Benjamin barth

Student of the Week – Benjamin Barth

Hi, my name is Benjamin Barth and I am from New York City. I decided to come on Aardvark Israel not because I knew I wanted to take a gap year. I decided to take a gap year because of how amazing Aardvark Israel sounded. I was only going to ...
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Internship in a Gap Year

A gap year internship can be an incredible opportunity for young adults between the ages of 18 and 22 to gain valuable experience and grow both personally and professionally. It allows them to step out of their comfort zone and navigate the modern 9-5 work life while immersing themselves in ...
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Arielle

Student of the Week – Arielle

Hi, my name is Arielle and I’m from London, England. I chose to do Aardvark because I always knew I wanted to spend a year in Israel before going to university. I am half Israeli but through living in London I never felt like I was fully in touch with ...
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Guy starr

Student of the Week – Guy Starr

My name is Guy Starr, I’m from San Diego, California. I chose to do a gap semester because my whole life I’ve come to Israel as a tourist and I really wanted to experience what life was like living in Israel. I chose Aardvark because it gave me the freedom ...
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Tevel matas

Student of the Week – Tevel Matas

I came to Aardvark through a happy accident. Originally I was going to join a different program, but when that fell through I found Aardvark. I appreciated how flexible and straight forward Aardvark was. The process to apply was easy and there were lots of people to help me on ...
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Tips for choosing the perfect gap year destination

Tips For Choosing the Perfect Gap Year Destination

So, you’re thinking about taking a gap year and exploring the world? That’s awesome! Choosing the perfect destination for your gap year can be an exciting yet daunting task. But don’t worry, I’m here to help you out. One popular destination that you might want to consider is Israel. It’s ...
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Roey leshem

Student of the Week – Roey Leshsem

Hi, my name is Roey Leshem and I’m from Boston, Massachusetts. I am half Israeli but my whole life I’ve seen Israel through the lens of an outsider. Anytime I visited it was as a vacation. I wanted to know what it would be like to truly live in Israel. ...
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Lili dagan

Student of the Week – Lili Dagan

My name is Lili Dagan and I’m from South Florida and graduated from American Heritage High School in Delray Beach. I stayed connected to Israel and its culture through Israeli Scouts Tzofim. I volunteered as a counselor there for four years passing on my knowledge and love for Israel to ...
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Fall semester summary

Fall Semester in Israel

Hey there! Are you considering spending your fall semester in Israel? Well, you’re in for an incredible experience! From the bustling streets of Tel Aviv to the historic sites of Jerusalem, Israel has so much to offer. Many students choose to take a gap year in Israel and immerse themselves ...
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Parshat ki tavo

Gap Year in Israel

Thinking about taking a gap year in Israel? Well, you’re in for an incredible adventure! Whether you’re considering spending the fall semester or an extended period of time, Israel offers a unique and enriching experience. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are two must-visit cities during your gap year in Israel. Tel ...
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Chanukah in israel

Chanukah in Israel

Chanukah in Israel is an exciting time, especially for those participating in a gap year program. It’s a holiday filled with joy, tradition, and of course, delicious food. One of the highlights of Chanukah in Israel is lighting the chanukiah, a special menorah used during this holiday. Each night, an ...
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Parshat Noach

Friends, there is something incredible in this week’s Torah portion of Noach. Prior to the flood, the Torah relates, “Now the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth became full of violence [Literally: Hamas]” (Genesis 6:11). We know what happens next; G-d sends a great flood and commands Noach ...
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Parshat bereshit

Parshat Bereshit

We are currently in one of the most trying periods in our national history. We’ve experienced unimaginable darkness and devastation. How do we respond in such situations? We are the people of the Book. When we seek clarity we need look no further than the Book; our holy Torah. This ...
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