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Jesse mills

Student of the Week – Jesse Mills

My name is Jesse Morgan Mills. I chose to come on a gap year because I felt that I needed a change of pace. I heard about Aardvark Israel from Sophie Harris, a family friend, and thought the internship part of the program sounded perfect. I came into the program …

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The roof is on fire! Just kidding, it's our levontin community!

Weekly Updates – May 4, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students, and Happy Independence Day! Our beloved country is celebrating its 74th birthday (we wouldn’t give it a day over 73!) and our students celebrated in various ways, although not before they learned and heard the stories of fallen soldiers and victims of terror, as part of …

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Levontin students at the beach

Weekly Updates – April 28, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! We are back from our Passover vacation! Did you miss us? Because we sure missed everyone 🙂 Our students have returned, and are back in their internship and volunteering routines. Want to see what our students have been up to since they got back? Scroll down …

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Amazing accidental archaeological discoveries

Amazing Accidental Archaeological Discoveries

A huge number of archaeological digs are going on in Israel at any given time and they often turn up amazing finds. However, sometimes, truly astonishing finds are made purely by accident, such as the Dead Sea scrolls that were found by Bedouin shepherds in the 1940s. Far more recently, …

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Safy from florentin community in nachal og

Israel’s Biblical Hikes

Perhaps one of the most amazing things about spending time in Israel is the ability to visit locations where significant events happened in the bible. While on your gap year you are sure to go on many hikes and many of which will have biblical roots and routes. For example, …

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Nina elvin

Student of the Week – Nina Elvin

I decided to take a gap year in lieu of the 4th year of high school because I wanted the chance, to see the world and have new experiences before starting college. I chose to come on Aardvark Israel because of the unique internship opportunities and the international representation among …

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Looking good, joel!

Amsterdam Cookies

AMS Cookies is an incredible experience with an amazing vibe and lots of different variety of work including rolling the cookies, working at the till, making boxes, and the marketing part of the work trying to boost their social media. I really enjoy working there and I look forward to …

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Joel schapira and zeke having a special treat after a busy day!

Weekly Updates – April 14, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! This has become a habit, so here is our Israeli weather report! This week was pretty cloudy in Israel. No rain, but cloudy weather indeed, with some sunshine here and there, and higher temperatures on some days. Scroll down to see what our students have been …

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Student of the Week – Grant Titlebaum

“My name is Grant Titlebaum and I am from a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio called Solon. I chose to go on a gap year to mature and better myself. Also, back home is kind of a bubble for me. All my family and friends live around me. I work close …

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Safy irwin

Student of the Week – Safy Irwin

I chose to go on a gap year because I wanted to volunteer with MADA (Israeli Emergency Services). I did lots of research to find the correct programme for me as I didn’t want to just come to Israel for 5 weeks for MADA, I also wanted to explore Israel …

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Selah students at king david hotel in jerusalem

Weekly Updates – April 7, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! Ok, it’s officially here – Summer! This week has been extremely hot, not that we are bothered by it after all the rain we had just a few weeks ago! So every day with sunshine is welcome. How did our students spend the first days of …

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Alex guy sandler

Student of the Week – Alex Guy Sandler

I chose to go on a gap year because after spending two years in lockdown, I realised I wasn’t ready yet to begin university. I needed more time to experience more, develop and understand myself. Aardvark was a natural choice, a program where you get back everything that you put …

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Its july

Its July

My name is Yoav Konstantino and I’m from California. For my internship, I write code at a small startup in Tel Aviv called Its July. It’s a platform that provides traveling families with inside information, recommendations, and opportunities for unique experiences. I picked this internship because I knew I’d get …

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Lauren cayle

Alumni of the Month – Lauren Cayle

My name is Lauren Cayle and I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but I now to go school in Washington, DC. I did my gap year with Aardvark Israel last school year, 2020-2021. I chose Aardvark because I didn’t want to do online classes in college and I wanted a year to …

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Lulu, rony, claire, and alexa looking fierce!

Weekly Updates – March 31, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! Spring (or more to say, summer, because here in Israel it just goes straight to hot) has finally arrived in Israel! How did our students spend the first days of Spring, you ask? Scroll down to read all about it. >> Jerusalem students in Gan Sacher …

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Iangles

iAngles

My name is Adam Grossman and I’m from London. I am interning at iAngels, a venture capital firm in Tel Aviv. I chose this internship because I have always had an interest in finance and I am studying economics next year at university. I do really interesting work with the …

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Overnight tiyul at the western galilee

Overnight Tiyul at the Western Galilee – Eitan Brown

Our overnight trip to Acre was an amazing experience, especially as every community was there and we were able to socialise with those we hadn’t seen for a long time. We started the trip off with a hike, you could pick either the easy, medium or difficult one. I personally …

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When vr meets medicare

OpSci

OpSci is a startup that is based in Modiin. They are developing a product that looks a lot like your typical VR headset, however, it is a medical device that measures eye pressure. This product will be used in glaucoma patients in order to easily take measurements at home to …

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Shayna dash

Student of the Week – Shayna Dash

My family always pushed me to do a gap year and I could not be more grateful that I listened to them as this year has changed my life. Through Aardvark Israel I have met lifelong friends, learned how to live independently, discovered what Israel means to me, received real …

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Kotel - western wall

Weekly Updates – March 24, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! Wow, Purim was crazy! But it’s behind us now, and our students are back to their regular routine. This week, the rain and cold weather are back in Israel, which is very irregular (we would normally be at the beach by now!) but the cold weather …

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