International

 

Germany 2016

International Germany 2016 Day 1: The group arrived in Germany this morning safe and sound after an uneventful flight. After heading through passport control they made their way to the tourist Information desk where they picked up unlimited ride transportation tickets...

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Italy 2016

International Italy 2016 Day 1: If I had to sum up this day in two words, they would be wonderful and exhausting! We started our day way before the sun came up, heading to the airport for a 6:00 am flight to Venice. We all slept on the plane (and on the floor in the...

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Ethiopia 2016

International Ethiopia 2016 Day 1: We all arrived safe and sound to Gondar which is an amazing looking city. We got a taste of Ethiopia a little earlier than expected. After our arrival to Addis Ababa the receptionist who was supposed to welcome us in immigration, and...

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China 2015

International China 2015 Day 1: I’m happy to tell you that we arrived in Beijing safe and sound. We were a little tired from the long plane ride (to say the least) but we feel lucky to get here on a sunny day and extremely excited to explore the city! Our first...

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Czech Republic 2015

International Czech Republic 2015 Day 1: Greetings from Prague! Today was a wonderful day despite it starting out before the sun was even up. We all met at the airport at 5:15 am and after making our way to duty free, we had breakfast together at Aroma where the...

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Spain 2015

International Spain 2015 Day 1: Bienvenido a Espanya! We got to our hotel which is located three minutes from la rambles, the center of the city. We stored our luggage, Jade changed her sweatpants to jeans, and we headed out to start our trip! First we went to casa...

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France 2015

International France 2015 Day 1: Our first day in Paris was great! The flight went smoothly and when we arrived to Charles de Gaulle Airport, we were met by a driver who took us to our hotel which is located in the trendy, artsy Montmartre neighborhood. The hotel is...

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Holland 2015

International Holland 2015 Day 1: Despite some rain today, the group had a great time on their first day in Holland. After an uneventful flight, they arrived at the apartment and everyone was impressed! It’s in a very nice neighborhood, very near to public...

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Germany 2015

International Germany 2015 Day 1: The group arrived in Germany this morning safe and sound after an uneventful flight. After heading through passport control they made their way to the Tourist Information desk where they picked up unlimited ride transportation tickets...

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Italy 2015

International Italy 2015 Day 1: The day started for us at 3:30 AM at Ben Gurion Airport. We boarded the flight as scheduled at 5:50 AM and landing in Venice, Italy at 8:45 AM. Upon departing the airport in Venice we hopped onto our private water taxi that took us to...

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Ethiopia 2015

International Ethiopia 2015 Day: 1 Today was a day that will live in the memories of your kids for the rest of their lives. We landed in Gondar, a tiny airport in Northern Gondar, met our guide, driver and Dejene Hodes (graduate of the program and now running heritage...

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China 2014

International China 2014 Day 1: Nee Hao! 致以诚挚的问候土豚!(Greetings from Aardvark!) The overnight flight was smooth and everyone pretty much slept through most of it. The first thing your kids will...

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Czech Republic 2014

International Czech Republic 2014 Day 1: Did you know that Prague is the defenestration capitol of the world? Do you know what defenestration is? (I didn’t.) Or how about this one… Modern Czechoslovakia was actually created in Pittsburgh, PA (of all...

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Spain 2014

International Spain 2014 Day 1 So the day started off slowly as the plane was delayed by an hour, then when we arrived we were told that all the streets in the center of town were closed off due to a demonstration. Luck changed though as we we entered the center if...

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France 2014

International France 2014 Day 1 It has been quite an eventful first day. First I told all of them to get some sleep on Tuesday night. But do they listen to me? No…. So they were a bit tired. They did manage to sleep on the plane and then we were greeted by our...

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Holland 2014

International Holland 2014 Day 1 Unbelievably we left Israel in rain (in May!) to arrive to Holland in rain. The plane ride and landing was a bit bumpy. Somehow Sivan survived. We were met at the airport by a very tall blond woman who was our driver to the hostel....

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Prague 2014

International Prague 2014 Day 1 Hello from Prague, We arrived to Prague safe and sound! Even though we didn’t get much sleep at night as the flight left Ben Gurion Airport at 5:20 in the morning, we dropped our bags in our great new rooms and quickly left to...

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Italy 2014

International Italy 2014 Day 1 So far we are having an excellent time. Everyone was on time and we made our El Al flight nicely.Alina was able to sleep through the whole thing. We had a nice driver pick us up in the airport and took us straight to our hotel. We have...

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Germany 2014

International Germany 2014 Day 1 Berlin is cold! I don’t care what anyone else says, coming from Israel weather to 37 degrees is cold!! Nonetheless out trip so far has been smooth sailing…minus the part where Rachel was detained in our transit stop in...

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China 2013

International China 2013 Day 1 I’m happy to tell you that we arrived in Beijing safe and sound. We were a little tired from the long plane ride (to say the least) but we were lucky to get here on a sunny day and we were extremely excited to explore the city!...

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Ireland 2013

International Ireland 2013 Day 1 Today was a loooong day. We left Israel on Tuesday evening and after a few hours layover in Istanbul we arrived in Dublin. Our rooms weren’t ready yet so we dropped off our luggage and continued on to lunch. We ate at a...

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Spain 2013

International Spain 2013 Day 1 The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain…or so they say. At least for us we had great weather today in Barcelona. But let’s start at the beginning. We all arrived to the airport and I greeted them with chocolate chip...

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Norway 2013

International Norway 2013 Day 1 Starting the trip off early with a quick layover in Vienna, we arrived in Oslo ready to paint the city red and blue (get it? the colors of the Norway flag). Although we had a momentary scare when we thought Leah’s luggage was...

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Holland 2013

International Holland 2013 Day 1 The plane ride was fine and everyone slept as usual. They are staying in the Hans Brinker hostel named for the famous novel Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates (full title: Hans Brinker; or, the Silver Skates: A Story of Life in...

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