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 […]

The Last Weekly Update

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Shalom Parents, I hope you are all excited to see your children again. We, the Tel Aviv staff, have had a bittersweet 3 days… It is so exciting to see the change and progress every single one of the students made during the semester! But right now the office is so quiet… it feels unnatural! […]

The Advantages of a Gap Year in Tel Aviv

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If you are planning on taking a gap year in Israel you will be faced with the choice between spending your time in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. On Aardvark you will broadly have very similar options in each city, a wide range of study programs, gap year internships, interesting and diverse activities and more. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 9, 2017

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Dear Parents, We hope this email finds you well. While Adi is off having fun leading the international trip in Ethiopia, I’m more than happy to share our news with you J It was a great week for us and here are some of the highlights: On Monday we participated in an activity about the Israel-Palestinian Conflict run by Windows, […]

Living Like a Local In Tel Aviv

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Those that spend their gap years in Tel Aviv are sure to come away with a good idea of what it is like to live as a local. However, to save you some hassle, there are a few tips that every Tel Avivian grows up knowing. For a start, it is probably best to avoid […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 26, 2017

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Shalom Parents! After we dedicated an entire week to make sure everyone understands basic apartment maintenance, from cleaning to living together, we dedicated this week to something way more fun: Cooking! It is important to us that students have at least basic cooking skills by the time they finish our program. Why? because it is […]

Hidden Delights of the Machane Yehuda Market

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While the Machane Yehuda Market for many years was the cheapest and most convenient place for locals to shop, in recent years it has maintained these qualities and grown to offer far more. Together with the stalls are a number of hidden gems that you should be sure to check out while in Jerusalem. For […]

Safe and Sound – First Day at Aardvark Tel Aviv

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Shalom Parents, We had a busy and interesting first day, here at Aardvark Tel Aviv! I just wanted to let you know that everyone has arrived safe and sound. (Except 3 students which we are still waiting for). After a good welcome dinner and a “get to know the group and staff” meeting at the […]