Alumni of the Month – Benjamin Eden Busse

Benjamin eden busse

My name is Benjamin Eden Busse and I’m from London, England and I went to Hasmonean Boys School.As the great Greek philosopher Diogones once said “A reasonable life is one lived in accordance with nature and with one’s natural inclinations”. I chose to follow this ideology which led me to go on a gap year […]

Alumni of the Month – Lauren Cayle

Lauren cayle

My name is Lauren Cayle and I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but I now to go school in Washington, DC. I did my gap year with Aardvark Israel last school year, 2020-2021. I chose Aardvark because I didn’t want to do online classes in college and I wanted a year to explore and grow without the […]

Alumni of the Month – Sophie Harris

Alumni of the month - sophie harris

My name is Sophie Harris and I am from San Diego, California. I was on Aardvark Israel last year, of Fall 2020/spring 2021. After having the absolute BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE, I completely fell in love with Israel and decided to move here! I am now currently living in Tel Aviv with my best […]

Alumni of the Month – Hannah Fagut

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

My name is Hannah Fagut, I’m originally from Syracuse, NY and now I live in Washington D.C. I did Aardvark Israel in 2011-2012. I started thinking about a gap year program in 9th grade after attending a seminar on gap years hosted by NFTY. It wasn’t something that was promoted or talked about at my […]

Alumni of the Month – Ashleigh Harris

Alumni of the month - ashleigh harris

People often ask me how I would describe my gap year. Well, in order to answer that question, I need to venture back to about a year ago on one of our weekly Tiyul Tuesday trips. The three-hour bus ride from Tel Aviv took us to the Golan Heights where our tour guide, Daniel, recounted […]

Alumni of the Month – Danielle Hodes

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

My name is Danielle Hodes, I am from Livingston, New Jersey and I’m about to move into a dorm at the University of Maryland. I am about to take off and study Journalism in college. When it comes to my gap year experience, Aardvark Israel helped me immensely in solidifying my passion for Journalism and […]

Jerusalem Weekly – Feb 11, 2021

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear Parents & Students, This week, we all braced for the snow that was coming! As soon as it began to snow on Wednesday, we all ran outside; some students went to Gan Sacher and had a legendary snowball fight. For some of us, it was our first time seeing snow! After a long time […]

Alumni of the Month – Hannah Saban

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

My name is Hannah Saban and I’m 20 years old. I went on the Aardvark Israel program in 2018 after graduating from a small Jewish high school in Atlanta, GA. I always struggled in school and wasn’t interested in beginning another four years of school right after I had just finished high school. I attended […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 16, 2018

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Shalom! What a week it’s been! With what feels like half of our students in Ethiopia, Aardvark Tel Aviv has noticeably downsized. But what we lacked in numbers this week we made up for in spirit and activities. Sunday was a great day of the regular internship program. At this point, all the students […]