New academic collaboration with Portland State University

Portland state university

We are thrilled to announce a wonderful new partnership with Portland State University which offers participants in all of the Aardvark Israel Program the opportunity to earn college credits from PSU for their courses taken in Israel. Over the last 12 years, Aardvark Israel has enjoyed an incredibly productive and positive relationship with the American […]

The Aardvark Monthly – April 2022 – Passover and first days of Spring!

Orr, joseph, omri, and ori from levontin on the rooftop

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, After a nice, long Spring Break, when our students traveled the country, got together with their families in Israel, or traveled back home, we are back with another exciting newsletter, in which we will tell you about some of our students’ adventures from the past month. Are you ready […]

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

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

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 Market Bike riding at sunset […]

The Aardvark Monthly – December 2021

Jillian and lulu from florentin! Looking wonderful ladies

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, These were the last weeks of Fall semester, and we could not have had a better semester. Our students are now on their winter break and will get back to us next week already along with the new students joining in for Spring (Yay)! So what have we been […]

The Aardvark Monthly – November 2021

Malia, ruby, sarah, lauren and sarah from levontin in haifa

Shalom and Happy Holidays, Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, We are down to one month until Fall semester ends, and winter has finally arrived in Israel! Our students celebrated Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, and some of them even organized their own Thanksgiving meals all by themselves. For some of our students it was their first time […]

The Aardvark Monthly – October 2021

Levontin students at khirbet midras

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff!   We are already halfway into the semester (!) and the students have been enjoying their internships, volunteering, classes, and chugim. Each of our communities participated in 3-day seminars in Kibbutz Ketura, down south, near Eilat. They got familiar with the collective lifestyle in the Kibbutz – an Israeli invention. They attended […]

The Aardvark Monthly – September 2021

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff!  This month on Aardvark Israel was very exciting, with the arrival of more than 160 students from all around the world, starting their Fall programs. The students settled into their new apartments, started getting to know their new flatmates, toured around the neighborhoods, and started their local experience.  The Chagim arrived, mentioning […]

The Aardvark Monthly – August 2021

Some of the levontin community girls in their first group picture!

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff! This week, our Fall semester has officially begun, and we couldn’t be more excited! More than 160 students from Germany, France, Bolivia, Norway, the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, the U.S., Hong Kong, the U.K., South Africa, Mexico, and Canada have joined us, and are about to their gap year/semester programs. […]

The Aardvark Monthly – July 2021

Nahal kziv, akko, and yehiam trail

It’s the end of the semester here at Aardvark Israel, and the past month was full of fun, inspiring activities. At the beginning of the month, our students all attended Shabbatonim in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. During these two weekends, the students explored their Jewish identities, traveled through the Old City of Jerusalem, visited Yad […]