gap year in israel

Daily Update – January 20

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January 20, 2019  Daily Update  To start off the week of Tu B’Shvat, some of our students participated in a beach cleanup. They spent a few hours cleaning up all the garbage on the beach. What an amazing way to start the week and take care of the country they now call home.

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 3, 2017

National park of caesarea

Dear Parents. We have had a very special and exciting week full of great activities that were enjoyed by all the students. On Sunday the Sea Sports group had a work out session on the beach. The group decided to focus on the “Sports” part of Sea Sports. The Entrepreneurship group had a workshop with an […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 8, 2017

Gap year program tel aviv

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 […]

Israel’s Ancient Ports

Israel’s ancient ports

Today in Israel there are a number of major shipping ports where goods are received and sent across the world. However, Israel’s ports are not just essential to modern Israel, in ancient times the country’s ports were vital. Today it is possible to visit a number of these ancient ports and they provide a real […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 6, 2017

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Dear Parents, As I write to you the students are cleaning their apartments for Passover. Then we will all sit down for the Passover Seder to have our lunch like a big happy family. We are going to read the Hagadah in Hebrew and then we will sing some Pesach songs and eat Chaya’s famous […]

Where To Find Live Music in Tel Aviv

Live music in tel aviv

If you’re worried about finding live music venues in Tel Aviv then don’t, there are plenty out there. Each week you will be able to find a variety of genres to listen to in a number of different places. Whether you are looking for a taste of America or a more local experience you are […]

Student of the Week – Alex Maybloom

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Hi! My name is Alex Maybloom, I’m 19 years old from Melbourne, Australia. I decided to take a gap year with Aardvark in order to experience the fun side of life after an exhausting final year of school as well as to become a more independent person. After much consideration, I decided to live in […]

The Best Spots for Surfing in Israel

Surfing in israel

If you enjoy surfing then you’ll be pleased to hear that Israel has had an active surfing community since the 1950s and while on your gap year there will be plenty of opportunities for you to take to the waves. Here are some of the best surfing spots in Israel. Right in the centre of […]

Tel Aviv’s Best Beaches

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As a coastal city it is no surprise that life in Tel Aviv is in many ways centred on the beach. Locals love to spend their free time hanging out by the sea, whether they are strolling along the promenade, going for a run, sun bathing, swimming or enjoying any of the many water sports […]