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Isaac sanders

Student of the Week – Isaac Sanders

Nowadays people rush through life. In chasing our first paycheck, the modern generation will oftentimes pick going directly to university, over taking a gap year. In my view, it denies many humans the ability to satisfy our potent, innate feeling of curiosity, at a time in our lives when it …

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Israel’s Top Art Museums

While on your gap year in Israel, in addition to learning about the country’s history, you will also have the chance to learn about its cultural life. Israel, both modern and ancient, has always had a rich artistic life, and as such, there are some fantastic museums and galleries just …

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Ethiopia

Learning About Israel’s Ethiopians Through Food

One of the many wonderful things about Israel is the wide range of cultures it brings together. One area where this is particularly evident is the country’s food as each group of immigrants has brought its own style of cooking with it and as time progresses, the different styles of …

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Charlotte myer

Student of the Week – Charlotte Myer

My name is Charlotte Myer and I’m from Manchester, England. I grew up going to a Jewish school which emphasized the importance of Israel, because of this I always knew I wanted to come to Israel for a gap year. I wanted to live in Israel for a short period …

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Weekly Updates – March 17, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students, and Happy Purim! Yay, the BEST holiday has finally arrived! Feasts and banquets are being held all over the country, as well as amazing parties and exchanging of Mishloach Manot (literally, “sending of portions” – Purim Baskets with sweets and snacks). How did our students celebrate, …

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The technology innovation lab at sheba medical center

The technology innovation lab at Sheba Medical Center – Michael Kozer

This March, I and the other students participating in Aardvark Israel’s Big Idea program took a trip to a unique location – the technology innovation lab at Sheba Medical Center. While Big Idea has toured several interesting places before during this year, this was the first time we had visited …

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Eitan brown

Student of the Week – Eitan Brown

My name is Eitan Brown and I’m from London, England and I studied at JFS before coming on Aardvark Israel. The reason why I chose to go on a gap year was because I wanted to come to Israel and try live here as it is such a different life …

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Jerusalem community at nachal me'ara

The Aardvark Monthly – February 2022 – How did the first two months go by so fast?

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, Wow, how did this month go by so fast?! We guess time flies when we’re having fun 😉 Our students are becoming more like locals with each day that passes, immersing themselves in Israeli society, and what better way to become an Israeli than …

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Shaina from florentin with jillian, lulu and maya from jerusalem

Weekly Updates – March 3, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! Wow, what a week! Overnight tiyul in the Western Galilee – check! Where did they travel, you ask? Scroll down to read all about our students’ week >> Adam and Inbar from Rothschild and Emma from Levontin at Keshet Cave Shaina from Florentin with Jillian, Lulu …

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Student of the Week – Benji Kabillo

I decided to go on a gap year while sitting at home in mid 2021, watching yet another online lecture on zoom. I knew that I needed a change after staring at the same 4 walls for almost 2 years straight and that I wanted to explore my connection to …

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The language barrier - how to cope

The Language Barrier – How to Cope – Rachel Katz

When I got to Tel Aviv at the beginning of January, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Why would it be? Nothing worthwhile is ever easy, honestly. Especially when you’re going to another place that speaks one language (while also knowing English very well) and expecting them to …

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Levontin community at ein avdat

Weekly Updates – February 24, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! What a week we’ve had! The weather started to brighten up here in Israel and Spring is slowly kicking in. This week, our students learned about the different sectors of Israeli society during a ‘Faces of Israel’ session, where they discussed Israel as a start-up nation. …

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Thomas phelps

Student of the Week – Thomas Phelps

I chose to go on a gap year with Aardvark Israel because of the balance that is provided – on one hand, I wanted an educational, fulfilling gap year where I could work hard and improve upon myself, and on the other hand, I wanted to have fun and tour …

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Alon shabo store

Alon Shabo Store

My name is Nicole, I’m from Mexico City. I chose to work in Alon Shabo Store cause I want to study culinary arts in college, so I wanted to have some experience before. Alon Shabo is a top, well-known confectioner, working in Tel-Aviv who teaches professional Confectionery and owns a …

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Weekly Updates – February 17, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! Can you tell what symbol our students (and Raz, their madricha) were trying to make? That’s right, it’s a Star of David! Our students had a busy week as usual, traveling, studying, and interning. What else were they up to this week? Scroll down to find …

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Jillian lesson

Student of the Week – Jillian Lesson

I chose to go on a gap year because I wanted a break from school in order to learn about myself and others, experience new things, and explore Israel. Especially with the ending of High School and being in the midst of covid, I felt the need to take time …

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Student of the Week – Alison Rose Lazarus

I wanted to explore my Judaism before I went to college, and I wanted to do it in Israel. I couldn’t go on my summer Israel trip with my camp (because of COVID) and I knew I wanted to come here before I went to college. I picked Aardvark Israel …

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Weekly Updates – February 10, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! Live like a local, bargain like a local! Our students are having the full Israeli experience here in Israel, and are already becoming locals, after just one month. But how can you actually become local if you can’t bargain in Shuk HaCarmel? Well, this is exactly …

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Weekly Updates – February 3, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! This week in Israel, the sun is out again and we didn’t miss the chance to take our students to explore the hidden gems of Israel: in Haifa, Lod, Ramla, and Masada. Oh, and some of our students even made it to the Dead Sea! Scroll …

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Elsight

My internship is at a company called Elsight, specializing in fast and reliable communications technology. Our main product is the Halo, a device that combines four separate network signals into one faster and more reliable signal using AI and VPN technology. I’ve just begun working in an engineering position, taking …

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