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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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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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