Student of the Week – Isaac Sanders

Isaac sanders

Nowadays people rush through life. In chasing our first paycheck, the modern generation will oftentimes pick going directly to university, over taking a gap year. In my view, it denies many humans the ability to satisfy our potent, innate feeling of curiosity, at a time in our lives when it is arguably most important. I […]

Student of the Week – Charlotte Myer

Charlotte myer

My name is Charlotte Myer and I’m from Manchester, England. I grew up going to a Jewish school which emphasized the importance of Israel, because of this I always knew I wanted to come to Israel for a gap year. I wanted to live in Israel for a short period of time in my life […]

Student of the Week – Eitan Brown

Eitan brown

My name is Eitan Brown and I’m from London, England and I studied at JFS before coming on Aardvark Israel. The reason why I chose to go on a gap year was because I wanted to come to Israel and try live here as it is such a different life to London, whilst also wanting […]

Student of the Week – Benji Kabillo

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

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 Judaism and Israel, having attended […]

Student of the Week – Thomas Phelps

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 what Israel has to offer. […]

Student of the Week – Jillian Lesson

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 off in order to recharge. […]

Student of the Week – Alison Rose Lazarus

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 because it allows me to […]

Student of the Week – Carlos Feder

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 ones. It has enough free […]

Student of the Week – Luana Tobal

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 go on a gap year […]

Student of the Week – Josh Smith

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

I chose to come on a gap year because after a couple of intense years of school combined with Covid, I decided I wanted to take a break and do something a little different. I wanted to come to Israel because as an important and complicated part of my Jewish identity, I felt it was […]