I chose to go on a gap year because I wanted to volunteer with MADA (Israeli Emergency Services). I did lots of research to find the correct programme for me as I didn’t want to just come to Israel for 5 weeks for MADA, I also wanted to explore Israel to see its unique spots! Talking to friends from home they told me about Aardvark Israel, and how they were given the opportunity to work with MADA, as well as all the other activities Aardvark takes us to, like tiyul Tuesdays! My plan for after the programme is to study medicine at university.

Originally from: London, UK

Fun fact: I’m scared of ants!

Safy irwin