Weekly Updates – December 29, 2022

Anna and gali

Shalom Parents and Students! This is it, this is the last newsletter of the semester! And we are sure you are sad as we are, but at the same time, proud of our students for their great accomplishments, and excited for the new adventures to come. How did the last week of the semester look, […]

Hanukah in Israel

Nethaniel, david and elijah light the candles in jerusalem

Hanukah is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated for eight days and eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev, the ninth month of the Jewish calendar. The festival usually consists of lighting candles, eating fried foods and playing with a dreidel. In Israel, Hanukah is celebrated with lots of sufganiyot. Sufganiyot is a Hanukkah […]

Winter in Israel

Winter in israel

If you are considering coming to Israel for a gap year here is how you should prepare for the winter. Winter in Israel is a cold and rainy season. The average temperature is around 14 degrees Celsius. It rains quite often and the snow is rare, but it does happen sometimes. Israel is a small […]

Student of the Week – Adam Halstuch

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

My name is Adam Halstuch, I’m from Bogotá, Colombia and I studied at Colegio Colombo Hebreo. I decided to come to Aardvark Israel because I wanted to have an internship in Israel and at the same time be able to travel around and meet people from all over the world. My internship is at BasisTech, […]

Weekly Updates – December 22, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! This week was our students’ last week of internships and volunteering, and next week they will be packing and getting everything ready for winter break. Some of our students are going back home, some are staying with us for another semester (yay!), but most of them are focused on creating last […]

Weekly Updates – December 15, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! These are the last couple of weeks of our Fall semester, and the students are busy with finals, the last days of internships, and add-on closing events. Our Marva students just finished their eight-week IDF Boot Camp training in Sde Boker! They had an emotional final ceremony with their commanders and […]

Student of the Week – Julia Shadmon

Julia shadmon

My name is Julia Shadmon, I’m from South Pasadena, California and I went to South Pasadena High School. My dad had found out about Aardvark through a friend who had done the program, and mentioned it to me as an alternative pathway. I liked the idea of taking a year off before college to meet […]

Student of the Week – Esther Michaela Nahmany

Esther michaela nahmany

My name is Esther Michaela Nahmany. I am French and English but I was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. I went to school at Ecole Moser. I decided to go on a gap year because I didn’t want to go to university at 17 years old, having finished school two years earlier than the […]

Weekly Updates – December 8, 2022

Hello dubai!

Shalom Parents and Students! This week was full of surprises and new adventures. As most of us continued traveling and exploring the country, some of our students were exploring the United Arab Emirates! Yes, you are not mistaken, our third international trip is now taking place in Dubai, where our students are learning about the […]

Finding my independence – Nicky Helfgott

Finding my independence - nicky helfgott

My name is Nicky Helfgott, I am from London and I went to University College London. I have been doing Aardvark Tech Track for the last three months. I decided to do the programme in order to meet new people, broaden my horizons and develop my coding skills in the start-up nation. I have learnt […]