Weekly Updates – February 24, 2022

Levontin community at ein avdat

Shalom Parents and Students! What a week we’ve had! The weather started to brighten up here in Israel and Spring is slowly kicking in. This week, our students learned about the different sectors of Israeli society during a ‘Faces of Israel’ session, where they discussed Israel as a start-up nation. You can’t really live in […]

Weekly Updates – February 17, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! Can you tell what symbol our students (and Raz, their madricha) were trying to make? That’s right, it’s a Star of David! Our students had a busy week as usual, traveling, studying, and interning. What else were they up to this week? Scroll down to find out >> Nitzan’s group from […]

Weekly Updates – February 10, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! Live like a local, bargain like a local! Our students are having the full Israeli experience here in Israel, and are already becoming locals, after just one month. But how can you actually become local if you can’t bargain in Shuk HaCarmel? Well, this is exactly what our students did in […]

Weekly Updates – February 3, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! This week in Israel, the sun is out again and we didn’t miss the chance to take our students to explore the hidden gems of Israel: in Haifa, Lod, Ramla, and Masada. Oh, and some of our students even made it to the Dead Sea! Scroll down to see our students […]

The Aardvark Monthly – January 2022 – Spring Semester begins! Finally

Natalie, sophie, and issac on tuesday tiyul day, near arad

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, After overcoming flight delays, closed borders, and a variety of issues… the students are here and Spring 2022 has officially started! 🙂 Curious to know how our students’ first weeks looked? Scroll down and find out! Liad, Jordan, Claire, Jacob, and Lulu in Machane Yehuda Market Bike riding at sunset […]

The Chagall Windows at Hadassah

The chagall windows at hadassah

Hopefully you will enjoy your gap year in Israel without having to visit a hospital. However, even if you are in perfect health, it is worth making the trip to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem to see a series of stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall. When Chagall created the windows, in 1961, […]

The People Behind Israel’s Street Names – Part 2

The people behind israel’s street names

We have previously written about some of the famous people with streets named after them in Israel. However, there are so many of them, that we thought it was worth returning to. That way, when you are exploring the city streets on your gap year, you will be able to impress your friends with your […]

Weekly Updates – January 27, 2022

Some of our lovely girls from levontin!

Shalom Parents and Students! It’s finally here – snow in Israel! Could you imagine? And trust us, this is everything Israelis (and our students) are talking about, especially our Jerusalem students, who actually got the chance to enjoy the snow, right by their apartments. Seems like they had a good time 😉 Scroll down to […]

Weekly Updates – January 20, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! We are already starting the second week of the semester, and our students are feeling more like locals and becoming more familiar with their neighborhoods and their weekly schedule. This week, our students experienced their first Tuesday Tiyul (exciting!) and participated in bonding activities to help them to get to know […]

Weekly Updates – January 13, 2022

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students! Spring Semester has officially started! We welcomed more than 200 students from all over the world, and look at that – they are already touring their neighborhoods with their madrichim, going through important orientation sessions, and getting to know their new best friends. Want to see how their first week looked? […]