gap year in israel

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Hey everyone, my name is Jack and I’m from Belgium!

When it came to deciding what to do for my gap year, there was no doubt in my mind—I was bound for the vibrant land of Israel with Aardvark. “Why Israel?” you ask. Well, it’s simple. It’s my homeland, my heart’s calling especially in these difficult times.

But it’s not just about being in Israel; it’s about the people, the stories… I wanted to dive headfirst into the bustling streets of Tel Aviv even in these difficult times. And what better way to do that than by connecting with Jews from around the globe?

Aardvark’s program promised not just an adventure, but a journey of self-discovery, surrounded by like-minded individuals seeking the same cultural immersion and exploration. From my internship to tiyulim, I knew this gap year would be nothing short of epic—a chance to embrace my roots while forging friendships that transcend borders.

Fun fact: I speak 4 languages!