gap year in israel

Hot Summer in Israel

Hot summer in israel

When the mercury soars and the sun beats down relentlessly, Israelis know it’s summertime. With temperatures often reaching over 100°F (38°C), the summer months in this Middle Eastern country are nothing short of scorching. But Israelis have perfected the art of staying cool and embracing the heat. No summer day is complete without a trip […]

Passover in Israel

Passover in israel

Passover in Israel is a big deal, and let’s be real – it’s not just about the cleaning! Sure, getting the house spotless is part of the tradition, but let’s talk about the real star of the show – the food! During Passover in Israel, the Seder plate plays a significant role in the traditional […]

Purim in Israel

Purim in israel

Purim in Israel is a vibrant and joyous celebration that holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and visitors. For those on a gap year in Israel, experiencing Purim can be an unforgettable highlight of their time spent volunteering in this beautiful country. One of the most beloved traditions of Purim is […]

Rain in Israel

Rain in israel

If you’re planning a gap year or a semester in Israel during the winter, it’s important to be prepared for the rain. As with early spring, the weather can be unpredictable, with some days being warmer than others. That’s why we recommend dressing in layers to adapt to changing temperatures. To stay comfortable and dry […]

Internship in a Gap Year

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

A gap year internship can be an incredible opportunity for young adults between the ages of 18 and 22 to gain valuable experience and grow both personally and professionally. It allows them to step out of their comfort zone and navigate the modern 9-5 work life while immersing themselves in a cross-cultural work environment. Aardvark […]

Tips For Choosing the Perfect Gap Year Destination

Tips for choosing the perfect gap year destination

So, you’re thinking about taking a gap year and exploring the world? That’s awesome! Choosing the perfect destination for your gap year can be an exciting yet daunting task. But don’t worry, I’m here to help you out. One popular destination that you might want to consider is Israel. It’s a country rich in history, […]

Fall Semester in Israel

Fall semester summary

Hey there! Are you considering spending your fall semester in Israel? Well, you’re in for an incredible experience! From the bustling streets of Tel Aviv to the historic sites of Jerusalem, Israel has so much to offer. Many students choose to take a gap year in Israel and immerse themselves in its rich culture and […]

Gap Year in Israel

Parshat ki tavo

Thinking about taking a gap year in Israel? Well, you’re in for an incredible adventure! Whether you’re considering spending the fall semester or an extended period of time, Israel offers a unique and enriching experience. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are two must-visit cities during your gap year in Israel. Tel Aviv, known for its vibrant […]

Chanukah in Israel

Chanukah in israel

Chanukah in Israel is an exciting time, especially for those participating in a gap year program. It’s a holiday filled with joy, tradition, and of course, delicious food. One of the highlights of Chanukah in Israel is lighting the chanukiah, a special menorah used during this holiday. Each night, an additional candle is lit, creating […]

Parshat Noach

Friends, there is something incredible in this week’s Torah portion of Noach. Prior to the flood, the Torah relates, “Now the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth became full of violence [Literally: Hamas]” (Genesis 6:11). We know what happens next; G-d sends a great flood and commands Noach and his family to enter […]