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Holland 2015

Holland 2015

Day 1 Despite some rain today, the group had a great time on their first day in Holland. After an uneventful flight, they arrived at the apartment and everyone was impressed! It’s in a very nice neighborhood, very near to public transportation and cool sites, and it is really comfortable. …

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Germany 2015

Germany 2015

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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Italy 2015

Italy 2015

Day 1 The day started for us at 3:30 AM at Ben Gurion Airport. We boarded the flight as scheduled at 5:50 AM and landing in Venice, Italy at 8:45 AM. Upon departing the airport in Venice we hopped onto our private water taxi that took us to the door …

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Ethiopia 2015

Ethiopia 2015

Day 1 Today was a day that will live in the memories of your kids for the rest of their lives. We landed in Gondar, a tiny airport in Northern Gondar, met our guide, driver and Dejene Hodes (graduate of the program and now running heritage tours to Ethiopia) and …

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Year in israel

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv Jan 12, 2015

Dear Parents, Firstly, I just want to let you know that everyone has arrived safe and sound. The students have had a busy and interesting first day of Spring Semester here at Aardvark Tel Aviv! After an excellent welcome dinner and a “get to know the group and staff” meeting …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv Jan 1, 2015

Shalom Parents! As you all know the semester is coming to an end. This part of the semester is always the toughest for many reasons. I believe that you can feel how it is for your children at this point. Each student reacts differently. Some are starting to realize that …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem Jan 1, 2015

Dear Parents, We are now approaching the last week of the first Semester and we are all starting to mentally prepare ourselves for the upcoming change. On Sunday, we began the week by doing our first inventory with the madrichim going around the apartments and checking that all of the …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem Jan 1, 2015

Dear Parents, We are now approaching the last week of the first Semester and we are all starting to mentally prepare ourselves for the upcoming change. On Sunday, we began the week by doing our first inventory with the madrichim going around the apartments and checking that all of the …

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China 2014

China 2014

Day 1 Nee Hao! 致以诚挚的问候土豚!(Greetings from Aardvark!) The overnight flight was smooth and everyone pretty much slept through most of it. The first thing your kids will probably tell you about China is that it’s cold! Very cold! Although apparently not cold enough for Mason who thought it was shorts …

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Czech republic 2014

Czech Republic 2014

Day 1 Did you know that Prague is the defenestration capitol of the world? Do you know what defenestration is? (I didn’t.) Or how about this one… Modern Czechoslovakia was actually created in Pittsburgh, PA (of all places…) in 1918 and then the country split into Czech and Slovakia at …

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Czech republic 2014

Spain 2014

Day 1 So the day started off slowly as the plane was delayed by an hour, then when we arrived we were told that all the streets in the center of town were closed off due to a demonstration. Luck changed though as we we entered the center if town, …

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France 2014

France 2014

Day 1 It has been quite an eventful first day. First I told all of them to get some sleep on Tuesday night. But do they listen to me? No…. So they were a bit tired. They did manage to sleep on the plane and then we were greeted by …

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Holland 2014

Holland 2014

Day 1 Unbelievably we left Israel in rain (in May!) to arrive to Holland in rain. The plane ride and landing was a bit bumpy. Somehow Sivan survived. We were met at the airport by a very tall blond woman who was our driver to the hostel. After storing our …

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Prague 2014 gap year program

Prague 2014

Day 1 Hello from Prague, We arrived to Prague safe and sound! Even though we didn’t get much sleep at night as the flight left Ben Gurion Airport at 5:20 in the morning, we dropped our bags in our great new rooms and quickly left to explore the city. We …

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Michaelangelo’s david statue

Italy 2014

Day 1 So far we are having an excellent time. Everyone was on time and we made our El Al flight nicely.Alina was able to sleep through the whole thing. We had a nice driver pick us up in the airport and took us straight to our hotel. We have …

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Jewish quarter

Germany 2014

Day 1 Berlin is cold! I don’t care what anyone else says, coming from Israel weather to 37 degrees is cold!! Nonetheless out trip so far has been smooth sailing…minus the part where Rachel was detained in our transit stop in Istanbul..because she had a metal fork in her carry-on …

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Gap year in israel visiting china

China 2013

Day 1 I’m happy to tell you that we arrived in Beijing safe and sound. We were a little tired from the long plane ride (to say the least) but we were lucky to get here on a sunny day and we were extremely excited to explore the city! Chabad …

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Gap year program in israel visits ireland

Ireland 2013

Day 1 Today was a loooong day. We left Israel on Tuesday evening and after a few hours layover in Istanbul we arrived in Dublin. Our rooms weren’t ready yet so we dropped off our luggage and continued on to lunch. We ate at a traditional Irish restaurant where we …

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Barcelona soccer stadium

Spain 2013

Day 1 The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain…or so they say. At least for us we had great weather today in Barcelona. But let’s start at the beginning. We all arrived to the airport and I greeted them with chocolate chip cookies to wish them a sweet …

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Jewish population in norway is less than 1500

Norway 2013

Day 1 Starting the trip off early with a quick layover in Vienna, we arrived in Oslo ready to paint the city red and blue (get it? the colors of the Norway flag). Although we had a momentary scare when we thought Leah’s luggage was lost, it eventually arrived and …

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