Your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – Benji Miller

Your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

My name is Benji Miller, and I’ve been on Aardvark Israel for nearly 3 months. Along with learning Hebrew in Ulpan, I’ve been interning at a music tech startup, ‘MyPart’ where I help with marketing, allowing me to combine my interests in music and economics. All the tiyuls (trips) have been great, especially the overnight […]

High-tech with an aura – Sylvie Green

High-tech with an aura - sylvie green

My name is Sylvie Green, I am from London, and I went to JFS. I’m now living in Jerusalem but soon moving to Tel Aviv with Aardvark. I always felt that I should have a strong connection with Israel given that my dad’s family is from there and that my grandfather’s uncle was David Ben […]

About Inclusiveness and independence – Isabella Kindler

About inclusiveness and independence - isabella kindler

My name is Isabella Kindler, I’m from London and I’m 19 years old. I’m currently on Aardvark Israel, a program that allows you to grow more independence as well as embrace Israeli and Jewish culture, whilst also learning new skills at our chosen internships. It’s split into 2 semesters – 4 months each – but […]

About Tech and Travels – David Blitz

About tech and travels - david blitz

“My name is David Blitz, I am from London, and I went to Immanuel College. Currently, I am on the Aardvark Israel Tech Track programme. For me, the main reason I did the programme was that I was able to spend time in Israel learning a new skill, coding alongside learning more about my country […]

Biological Research Lab 

Dina kornbluth

My name is Dina Kornbluth and I’m from Denver, Colorado. I graduated from Denver Jewish Day School and I will be attending WashU in the fall! I’m currently interning at a biological research lab in the department of anatomy and anthropology at Tel Aviv University. For the past two months, I assisted a student in […]

Getting out of your comfort zone – Yoav Konstantino

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Every morning during my 4 years in high school, I woke up and ate the same thing. Two slices of toast with peanut butter and banana and a cup of mint tea. Every once in a while if I felt a little adventurous I would change the flavor of the tea to something like lemon […]

Masa Year of Service – Ichilov Hospital

Maya goldberg, volunteering at ichilov hospital

People come to the hospital and don’t know what to do, where to go, and how to get there, so they need somebody who talks them through it and helps them get to where they have to be. Sometimes, I even get the pleasure of walking them to their appointment and helping out, getting them […]

My semester in Israel – Caroline Press

My semester in israel - caroline press

The moment I was accepted to college, I decided to take a gap year. I was confident that this was something I wanted and needed to do. As I walked up the steps to John F. Kennedy Airport on January 9th, I found my stomach turning, my palms sweating and my heart beating. “Why am […]

5 Reasons to Take a Gap Year – Rachel Katz

5 reasons to take a gap year - rachel katz

Independence –  Before I came to Israel, I didn’t realize how dependent I was on everyone else around me. While I can get around in a few places, I always needed someone else to lead me. I was scared to come here because I thought I’d be sort of dropped with no direction, but instead, […]

Money, Money, Money – Rachel Katz

Money, money, money

Before I came on Aardvark, I never really had to think too much about my own money. While I have worked over the years, I am fortunate that my parents have usually always supplied money when I needed it and most days I either ate dinner with them or I had a college meal plan […]