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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 24, 2017

Dear Parents Shana Tova! Another week has passed here on the program, and even though it was a short week, we have enjoyed a number of interesting and fun activities. On Sunday, the students in the sea sports group had an amazing session of Yoga on a paddleboard. It was …

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Student of the Week – Shlomi Ifergan

Shalom, my name is Shlomi Efergan. I’m 18 years old and I come from Ocean City, Maryland. I chose to do a gap year with Aardvark Israel because I felt as if it was the best way to prepare me for my future. Starting next year, I will be joining …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 24, 2017

Dear Parents and Students, It was a short week but still packed full of highlights: This week, in honor of the New Year, we helped the students with some self-reflection. At this time of the year, during the holidays, we asked the students to reflect upon their time here in …

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Clay dishes to paint

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 15, 2017

Dear Parents and Students, On Monday night we went to a store called “Kad Vechomer” for our monthly art workshop. The students chose from a variety of clay dishes to paint and take home. Everyone had to chance to show off their artistic talents. William Oken said, “This was the …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 15, 2017

Dear Parents We have just finished our third week, and things are going pretty great around here. There’s so much I want to share with you! So let’s start: It seems that the students are starting to get used to the program’s routine. While they’re enjoying new experiences and making …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 8, 2017

Dear Parents. The second week was great! We began our regular schedule and it seems that the students are beginning to get used to the idea of being an Aardvarkian ;-). The week was packed with volunteering, internships, ulpan lessons and add-ons. Here are some highlights from the past week: …

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Israel’s ancient tombs

Israel’s Ancient Tombs

Israel is a small country with a massive amount of history packed into it. While visiting cemeteries and tombs is not normally something we’d look forward to, in Israel there are a number of historically important tombs that are certainly worth visiting. If you head to the north of the …

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Israel’s ancient ports

Israel’s Ancient Ports

Today in Israel there are a number of major shipping ports where goods are received and sent across the world. However, Israel’s ports are not just essential to modern Israel, in ancient times the country’s ports were vital. Today it is possible to visit a number of these ancient ports …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 8, 2017

Dear Parents & Students, We have finished our second week of the program, and it was AMAZING!!! Sunday began with internships in the morning followed by a session with our Academic Director, Daniel Rose, about academic lessons and the different classes we have to offer at Aardvark. The students then …

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Ben Gurion Airport

When you arrive in Israel the chances are that you will have landed at Ben Gurion Airport, Israel’s main international airport. The airport is just 15 kilometres from Tel Aviv and about 70 kilometres from Jerusalem, making it ideally situation for the vast majority of travellers. However, the airport was …

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Running marathons in israel

Running Marathons in Israel

If you enjoy long distance running then you will be pleased to hear that there are plenty of opportunities to keep the hobby up while on your gap year in Israel. In addition to a few major marathon events, there are plenty of smaller long distance runs as well. If …

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Western wall

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem September 3, 2017

Dear Parents and Students, Our first week in Jerusalem was a busy, eventful and exciting one. Here are some highlights:The week started out on Monday with the arrival of the students and they began to settle into their new apartments. They have been enjoying getting to know each other and …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 2, 2017

Dear parents, It has been an amazing week. We have had a great time meeting your kids and I’m excited to share the highlights of the week. Here we go: As you know, the students arrived throughout the day on Monday and immediately began to meet each other and the …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem August 28, 2017

Dear Parents, We are having an exciting and interesting first day here at Aardvark Jerusalem! The students arrived safe and sound. Our building is abuzz with students getting to know each other. They have had time to unpack and rest, and we treated them to falafel and shawarma for lunch. …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv August 28, 2017

Shalom Parents, We had a busy and interesting first day here at Aardvark Tel Aviv!I just wanted to let you know that everyone has arrived safe and sound. Except two students who will be landing in an hour and another student that will arrive on Thursday after being delayed by …

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Israel’s Thriving Startup Industry

Israel is well known as a centre of technological innovation, a fact that has earned it the title of ‘Startup Nation’. Over the last few years that have been a number of hugely successful companies that began as small Israeli startups and were later purchased for vast sums of money …

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Israel’s Biggest Shopping Malls

While you are on your gap year in Israel you are bound to want to go shopping at some point or another. Both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are home to famous markets, but there are also a large number of huge shopping malls in Israel. The Dizengoff Centre was Tel …

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Israel’s Escape Rooms

Escape the room games were an online hit long before they became real physical games and spread across the world. If you haven’t yet done an Escape Room, the idea is simple, you are locked in a room and have an hour to solve various puzzles that will lead to …

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Israel’s Blossoming Tourism Industry

One of the amazing things about Israel is that it attracts a huge amount of incredibly diverse tourists. People from across the world come to see Israel’s historical sites and learn more about the country’s rich history. In 2016 close to 3 million tourists came to visit Israel and tourism …

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Washington DC 2017

Dear Parents and Students, Did you know that in Washington DC there is a street named for every letter of the alphabet with the exception of “J Street”? (There’s a joke in there for those who are familiar with American Jewish lobbying organizations, but I won’t go there…) In any …

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