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Avoiding Freshman 15 – Staying Fit in Israel

It is extremely normal for people to gain a bit of unwanted weight when they leave home for the first time and find themselves solely in charge of their meals. However, many people want to avoid this and at Aardvark we will do our best to help. First of all …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv June 2, 2016

Shalom Parents I hope that you are all excited to see your children again. We, the Tel Aviv staff, have had a bittersweet 3 days since they left… It is so exciting to see the change and progress every single one of them made during the semester! But at the …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem May 31, 2016

Shalom Parents! The Aardvark program officially came to an end today (for everyone except those in Marva). It is a bittersweet feeling for all of us. It has been a wonderful year but it is sad to see the students leave. While a small number of our students are still …

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Israeli slang

Israeli Slang

When you come to Israel for your gap year with Aardvark you will spend time in Ulpan (language school) and improve your Hebrew skills over the course of the year. However, to make you feel more at home from the beginning it is useful to know some Israeli slang. Of …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv May 27, 2016

Dear Parents, I cannot believe that there is less than a week left of the program. I feel like I met the students just yesterday. They were a little confused and very excited, and full of questions: “Why am I not alone in a bedroom?” “Where do I do my …

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Adam acker

Student of the Week – Adam Acker

My name is Adam Acker, and I come from a small town called Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Before going into detail, I want to acknowledge my parents for allowing me take part in an amazing program, and live thousands of miles away from home for nine months. Oh, and of course, thanks …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem May 21, 2016

Dear Parents, I cannot believe that there are just two weeks left of the program. I feel like I just met the students yesterday. They were confused and excited, and full of question like “Why am I not alone in the room?”, “Why are there so many steps?”, “Why do …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv May 21, 2016

Shalom Parents! This week felt slightly different. A lot of the students are beginning to understand that the semester is close to an end and this knowledge affects each student differently. Some of them are happy to go back home to family and friends, some feel nervous about it, some …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem May 18, 2016

Dear Parents, Last week in Israel was extremely busy so as a result of the holidays combined with the end of year preparations my letter is reaching you a little later than usual. The consecutive holidays of Memorial Day and Independence Day create a very special time in Israel. Marking …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv May 18, 2016

Shalom Parents! Last week in Israel was extremely busy so as a result of the holidays combined with the end of year preparations my letter is reaching you a little later than usual. The students have had number of different experiences over the past two weeks and I’m happy to …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 25, 2016

Dear ParentsI want to wish everyone happy holidayUnfortunately I broke my leg so the weekly email is bit delayedHere are some of our experiences from last week:Last week we had to say goodbye to the military track. Once the students come back from the pessach break, some of the students …

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How Israel helped Nepal after the earthquake

In April 2015 an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit Nepal and caused widespread devastation. Just a couple of weeks later the country was hit by a second earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale just northeast of Kathmandu. In total close to 9,000 people were killed, there …

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Student of the week – Anna Kalik

Hi! I’m Anna Kalik and I’m from Charleston, South Carolina. Two summers ago I spent a month in Israel on a summer tour with my youth group. As expected, fell in love with the places I visited and the sense of commonality and community. However, I was here during an …

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The Top Restaurants to Visit in Israel

The Top Restaurants to Visit in Israel Israel has become somewhat of a Mecca for food lovers. The country is littered with top quality restaurants which cater for every taste. No matter what your budget or the type of food youre after it is possible to find a great place …

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Student of the week – Temima Mayer

My name is Temima Mayer and I am from Johannesburg, South Africa. A gap year has always been something I have wanted to do because I wanted to break out of my bubble at home and go out and experience the world in a way I don’t think I’ll be …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv May 8, 2016

Shalom Parents! Holocaust Memorial DayIn Israel, when Passover is over, we enter one of the most meaningful times of the year. Starting with Holocaust Memorial Day, then a week later Memorial Day for our Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror, and immediately following with celebrations of Israeli Independence Day (68 …

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Shaine

Student of the week – Shaine

Hey all! I’m Shaine, and I’m from small town Loveland, Colorado. Going into senior year, I didn’t realize that taking a gap year was actually an option for me. Like many, I felt so pressured to immediately figure my life out, and make a decision on a university and a …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem May 5, 2016

Dear Parents, Here are some of our most important events this week. On Tuesday we went to the Israel Museum. My favorite part of the visit was learning about and seeing the Dead Sea scrolls. These manuscripts are estimated to have been written between 300BCE and 100CE and were found …

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Germany 2016

Day 1 The group arrived in Germany this morning safe and sound after an uneventful flight. After heading through passport control they made their way to the tourist Information desk where they picked up unlimited ride transportation tickets – exploring the city like a local will be a part of …

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The Best Bakeries in Israel

Soon after you arrive in Israel for you gap year with Aardvark you will notice that Israelis love to eat. Israel is a country that is hugely passionate about food and this extends to pretty much every kind of food from hummus to sushi to pastries. As a result you …

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