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 […]

The Aardvark Monthly – June 2021


Summer has officially began here in Israel, and we have been pretty busy. Earlier this month, our students attended the annual Masa conference, designed to help them think about their next steps after the program. This included workshops, panels and motivational speakers. The seminar was predominantly focused on life on University campus and back in […]

The Aardvark Monthly – April 2021

73 things we love about israel

Here in Israel, it has been a packed month that included both Israel’s Memorial Day and Independence Day.Our students have the privilege to live in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, travel with new friends from Israel and around the world, walk the city streets, hike the desert hills, speak Hebrew, and intern at their dream companies, […]

The Aardvark Monthly – Big Idea Gap Year Special Edition

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In this Special Edition of The Aardvark Monthly, we share with you some of the exciting things happening on the Big Idea Gap Year! And with March being International Women’s Month, we are focusing on some of our female Big Idea students making a big impact in the tech scene! My name is Abby Miller, […]

The Aardvark Monthly – February 2021

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Happy 11th Anniversary, Aardvark Israel! Aardvark Israel is celebrating its 11-year anniversary this month 🥳!In the last decade, over 1,250 students from over 30 different countries on 6 continents have joined the Aardvark Israel program for an Israel experience they’ll never forget and memories that will last a lifetime!Here’s to many more years of helping […]

The Aardvark Monthly – January 2021

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Happy New Year! 2021 will be a new year with new experiences surrounded by new friends! Whether you are sitting outside with your best friends drinking coffee, laughing the nights away, seeing Israel through interactive activities and tours, exploring Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with your own two feet, gathering life experience through internships, or whatever […]

The Aardvark Monthly – December 2020

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Dear Future Aardvarkians, Thank you for choosing Aardvark Israel for your Gap Year experience! Welcome to our monthly newsletter. We want to keep you informed on the day to day happenings, Add-Ons, Weekly trips, Internships and Volunteering, and so much more! Here you can find more information to help you prepare and get excited for […]

The Aardvark Monthly – November 2020

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Adventure Is Out There by Ryan Neutel, Irvine, CaliforniaEver since arriving in Israel and completing the 14 day quarantine, I knew I never wanted to waste any time that I had free. From Thursday afternoons to Saturday nights we are free to do as we please. Last weekend, I had the chance to arrange a […]

The Aardvark Monthly – October 2020

MONTH IN REVIEWOctober was a month filled with challenges, but more importantly triumphs! As we approached the end of the strict regulations, we began to truly explore the beauty that Israel has to offer.Our Jerusalem group began their adventure down south in the oasis of the desert , Kibbutz Ketura. While Tel Aviv was able […]