gap year in israel

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv October 25, 2018

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear Parents & Students, What a week! With a three-day seminar in the desert, activities, and workshops, it has been a busy and exciting. Ready to hear all about it? Here we go! The highlight of the week was our 3-day Ketura Seminar. On Sunday morning, bright and early at 6:00 am, we departed to Kibbutz Ketura, […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv May 3, 2018

Dear parents, It has been another full week packed with activities here on Aardvark Tel Aviv. Here are some of the highlights: On Sunday the Madrichim ran activities with their apartments. In the activity, the students were asked to start thinking about a little project that they would like to do for the closing ceremony of […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 13, 2018

Judean desert

January 13, 2018 Jerusalem Weekly Updates  Dear parents, It has been an amazing week here on Aardvark Jerusalem. We had a great time meeting your children. Here are the highlights from the week: As you know, the students arrived throughout Monday and they started getting to know each other and meeting the staff. We had lunch […]

Israel’s Desert Animals

Israel’s desert animals

When you hear the word ‘desert’ you probably think of endless sand and rocks rather than animals. However, Israel’s deserts are home to a wide range of wildlife that has adapted to survive in the often-harsh conditions. Here are just a few of the many animals you may spot in Israel’s deserts. In the 1970s […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv October 27, 2017

Kibbutz ketura,south of israel in the arava desert

Shalom Parents! We have had an exciting week! On Sunday evening we had an activity about social media. The activity focused on the effects of social media on our lives and the ways we choose to use it. On Monday we had our monthly community talk. We started with a game that saw us form a circle […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem October 27, 2017

Kasui sand dunes

Shalom Parents! We’ve had an exciting week! On Sunday evening we had an activity about Kibbutz life. The activity focused on kibbutz’s values and we asked the students where they could apply these values, such as mutual responsibility, in their daily lives in their apartments. On Monday we had a sushi workshop where we taught the students […]

From the Desert to the Snow in Israel

Israel’s ancient tombs

When thinking about your gap year in Israel part of you is probably visualising hot sunny days on the beach, hiking in the desert, bathing in Israel’s many natural springs and so on. However, you should also consider the fact that very often it will snow in Israel and when it does the landscape develops […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv April 20, 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents! The students just came back from their Pesach holiday. Many of the students made use of platforms we offered and many of the opportunities that Israel has to offer in the spring! Alex Maybloom for example spent some time in the beautiful desert:“Over the Pesach holiday I went to stay in a place called […]

Experiencing Israel’s Natural Hot Springs

Israel’s natural hot springs

Israeli is known for many diverse things from hi-tech to falafel, but one thing many people are not aware of is that the country is home to numerous hot springs which are well worth a visit at least once during your gap year. A hot spring is a spring that is produced by geothermal heated […]