China 2017

China 2017 day 1

Day 1 Dear Parents, The group had an amazing (and exhausting) first day in China. After long queues at Ben Gurion airport and quite a wait to get through security, the group was off and away. The flight was uneventful, which of course means that it was a great flight. Upon arriving in China, everyone […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 30, 2017

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Dear Parents, It has been an exciting week. We had many activities and the real highlight was our overnight trip to the north on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, before giving you more details about it, let’s start from the beginning of the week. Here we go: On Sunday we had the Add Ons’ activities. The […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 17, 2017

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Shalom Parents, I hope this email finds you well. Natali is on leave so in her place I’m honored to share the highlights from this week: At the weekly apartment meeting (on Sunday) the staff prepared a program where the students were given a taste of Ethiopian culture as they learned about the holiday of […]

Czech Republic 2017

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Dear Parents, We just got back to the hotel after another incredible day! Charlie and I are enjoying spending time with your children and seeing the excitement on their faces at every turn. We can hardly believe how much we’ve been able to pack into the first two days! Yesterday, our trip began bright and […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 8, 2017

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Dear Parents. The second week was great! We began our regular schedule and it seems that the students are beginning to get used to the idea of being an Aardvarkian ;-). The week was packed with volunteering, internships, ulpan lessons and add-ons. Here are some highlights from the past week: On Sunday we began the […]

New York 2017

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Day 1 Dear Parents, Shalom from New York City!!! After arriving at JFK airport, we began our day in the United States with a Breakfast of Champions at Dunkin Donuts. In Israel we think that we have the market cornered on sufganiyuot, but let me tell you, we may be wrong about that. In case […]

Germany 2017

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Day 1 On are first day in Germany, we began our visit with a surprise, snow, a very pleasant surprise indeed. While we did not expect it, the students were happy to have a first-hand experience of the European winter. After lunch, the group headed out to begin a tour of the City of Berlin […]

Student of the Week – Aaron Sistare

Student of the week: aaron sistare

My name is Aaron Sistare. I am from Greensboro, North Carolina. I decided to join the Aardvark Israel Gap Year Program so that I would be more mature, responsible, and independent for my near future in university and later in life. Even though I am not very religious, I love living in Israel, both Tel-Aviv […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem March 30, 2017

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Dear Parents, Here are some of our unforgettable moments from the past week On Sunday, the students continued with their volunteer work. Nikki Schultz works at Stand With Us and wrote the following about the work, “My internship is cool. I work with Stand With Us on Social Media. Basically I have been making graphics for different […]

Tel Aviv Neighbourhoods


A Guide to Tel Aviv’s Top Five Neighbourhoods During your gap year in Tel Aviv you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city and discover the different styles of the many neighbourhoods. However, to help you get started here is a short guide to some of Tel Aviv’s top neighbourhoods. Levinsky Market This is […]