gap year in israel

The Aardvark Monthly – February 2024

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Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, The second month of our spring semester is over! We had some very exciting programs and Tiyulim (Trips) in February, during which our students learned about diversity within Israeli culture, how to become strong leaders, connect with their Jewish identities, and, of course, they gained hands-on experience at their […]

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 […]

How to Make the Most of Your Internship

Internship blogpost

So, you’ve kicked off your internship, but feeling like you’re not quite hitting your stride? Don’t sweat it! Anna and Zach have your back with some tips on how to thrive during your internship. Set Clear Goals! Take a moment to envision what you hope to gain from this experience. Whether it’s acquiring new skills, […]

Leadership Seminar

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This week, our students had the opportunity to choose between different tracks for our two-day leadership seminar. They completed hiking trails, learned from guest speakers, and experimented with different forms of creative media. Day One: Hiking Tracks & Workshops Students were given the option to hike in the Negev at Ein Ovdat, Nachal Mamshit, or […]

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 […]

Spring semester 2024 has officially started!


On the 9th of January, 120 students from 12 different countries started the Aardvark Israel Spring semester, and we can’t describe how happy we are to see that even during these challenging times, young Jewish people are seeking connection to the land and people of Israel. What have our students been up to? In their […]

Internship in a Gap Year

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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 […]