Alumni of the Month – Benjamin Eden Busse

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My name is Benjamin Eden Busse and I’m from London, England and I went to Hasmonean Boys School.As the great Greek philosopher Diogones once said “A reasonable life is one lived in accordance with nature and with one’s natural inclinations”. I chose to follow this ideology which led me to go on a gap year […]

Alumni of the Month – Lauren Cayle

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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 explore and grow without the […]

Alumni of the Month – Sophie Harris

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My name is Sophie Harris and I am from San Diego, California. I was on Aardvark Israel last year, of Fall 2020/spring 2021. After having the absolute BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE, I completely fell in love with Israel and decided to move here! I am now currently living in Tel Aviv with my best […]

Alumni of the Month – Hannah Fagut

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My name is Hannah Fagut, I’m originally from Syracuse, NY and now I live in Washington D.C. I did Aardvark Israel in 2011-2012. I started thinking about a gap year program in 9th grade after attending a seminar on gap years hosted by NFTY. It wasn’t something that was promoted or talked about at my […]

Alumni of the Month – Ashleigh Harris

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People often ask me how I would describe my gap year. Well, in order to answer that question, I need to venture back to about a year ago on one of our weekly Tiyul Tuesday trips. The three-hour bus ride from Tel Aviv took us to the Golan Heights where our tour guide, Daniel, recounted […]

Alumni of the Month – Danielle Hodes

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My name is Danielle Hodes, I am from Livingston, New Jersey and I’m about to move into a dorm at the University of Maryland. I am about to take off and study Journalism in college. When it comes to my gap year experience, Aardvark Israel helped me immensely in solidifying my passion for Journalism and […]

Alumni of the Month – Hannah Saban

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My name is Hannah Saban and I’m 20 years old. I went on the Aardvark Israel program in 2018 after graduating from a small Jewish high school in Atlanta, GA. I always struggled in school and wasn’t interested in beginning another four years of school right after I had just finished high school. I attended […]

Alumni of the Month – Betsy Weill​

My name is Betsy Weill and I’m from Deerfield, Illinois. I took a gap semester with Aardvark Israel in Jerusalem during the Fall of 2019 and started college at New York University in January of 2020. The cliché of a life-changing gap year is a cliché for a reason. After my four months of living […]

Alumni of the Month – Sarah Pomeranz

Hey Everyone! My name is Sarah Pomeranz, I am 22, originally from Boston and currently a senior at Rutgers University in New Jersey. At the age of 17, I made one of the smartest decisions of my life – I moved to Israel after high school for a year and became a member of Aardvark […]

Alumni of the Month – Jordan Greene

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Hello everyone! My name is Jordan and I am from San Francisco, California. Last semester (Aardvark 2018) I was a student on Aardvark Tel Aviv, where I fell in love Israel, interned at an amazing start-up company, and created a network of lifelong friends. Sitting here now I can truly say that my experience on […]