I chose to go on a gap year because I wanted to take advantage of this rare time in my life where I’m transitioning between being a kid and starting my adult life (career, higher education, etc.) I’ve heard gap years are some of the most transforming experiences and the best time of your life so of course, I had to. I specifically chose Aardvark Israel because a good friend of mine did it two years ago and raved about it. Aardvark seems to be the most immersive in Israel as you live in the city like a local.

Originally from Seattle, Washington, U.S.A

I intern at Green Course, which is an environmental activist organization

Fun Fact: I have a twin!

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