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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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Alison rose lazarus

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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Natalie, sophie, and issac on tuesday tiyul day, near arad

The Aardvark Monthly – January 2022 – Spring Semester begins! Finally

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, After overcoming flight delays, closed borders, and a variety of issues… the students are here and Spring 2022 has officially started! 🙂 Curious to know how our students’ first weeks looked? Scroll down and find out! Liad, Jordan, Claire, Jacob, and Lulu in Machane Yehuda …

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Carlos feder

Student of the Week – Carlos Feder

I chose to do a gap year because I wanted to see and understand other ways of living, expanding my knowledge while making me comfortable when going out of my comfort zone. I chose Aardvark Isreal because it looked like the program that suited me most out of the Masa …

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The chagall windows at hadassah

The Chagall Windows at Hadassah

Hopefully you will enjoy your gap year in Israel without having to visit a hospital. However, even if you are in perfect health, it is worth making the trip to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem to see a series of stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall. When Chagall …

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The people behind israel’s street names

The People Behind Israel’s Street Names – Part 2

We have previously written about some of the famous people with streets named after them in Israel. However, there are so many of them, that we thought it was worth returning to. That way, when you are exploring the city streets on your gap year, you will be able to …

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Some of our lovely girls from levontin!

Weekly Updates – January 27, 2022

Shalom Parents and Students! It’s finally here – snow in Israel! Could you imagine? And trust us, this is everything Israelis (and our students) are talking about, especially our Jerusalem students, who actually got the chance to enjoy the snow, right by their apartments. Seems like they had a good …

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Big idea impact month begins

Big Idea Impact Month begins! – Elliot Kupchik

To start off our Impact Month, myself and the other students were introduced to the office of Nefesh B’Nefesh, located in the heart of Tel Aviv. We met several experienced workers in high tech, who talked to us about our upcoming work and helped us get acquainted with the office. …

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Luana tobal

Student of the Week – Luana Tobal

Having spent my whole childhood in the same city in Argentina and the last two years in a pandemic context, I decided it was time for a change. One thing that has always appealed to me was broadening my horizons, involving traveling abroad and experiencing other cultures. By choosing to …

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Take a gap, follow your dreams – Rachel Katz

I promised myself that I would make it back to Israel this year, no matter what it took. If it took holding off on some things, or even, changing what my “dream” looked like. I know some people can do the traditional 4-year university path, but for me, sitting down …

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