gap year in israel

Rosh Hashana and Hair Donation

by Yael Schwartz from Rockville, Maryland After growing out my hair for several years, one of the first things I did out of quarantine was get it all chopped off. I’ve donated my hair before, so this wasn’t a new concept. But when you’ve spent so long trying to grow it out, it can be […]

Student of the Week – Eytan Fainman

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My name is Eytan Fainman and I am from Johannesburg South Africa! For most of my life, I have had a desire to one day reside and work in Israel. However, how and when I was going to achieve my longing desire was always unknown. Choosing to spend my spring semester in Tel Aviv was […]

Student of the Week – Shelly Alkaslasi

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Hi, my name is Shelly Alkaslasi and I am from Los Angeles! I am spending my gap semester in Florentin and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. When I return home, I plan to transfer to a UC campus, study Microbiology, and then get my Bachelors of Science in Nursing! When I was 12-years-old, […]

Student of the Week – Benji Abrahams

My name is Benji Abrahams, I’m from Johannesburg, South Africa 🇿🇦 and I am spending the semester in Tel Aviv! Afterwards, I am planning to study Performance Arts at Wits University in Johannesburg. I heard about Aardvark Israel from close friends and people that have already been on the program and I jumped at the […]

Student of the Week – Elizabeth Doty

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Hi, my name is Elizabeth Doty, but everyone calls me “Shea”. I am from Dallas, Texas, and I am currently living in Tel Aviv, embarking on my second semester of Aardvark Israel. I never could have predicted how impactful these past five months were going to be on me when I initially signed up, last […]

Student of the Week – Eliana Franks

Hello, my name is Eliana Franks, I’m from London, England, and I am currently an Aardvark Israel student living in Jerusalem. After an exhausting final year at my all girls catholic school in the British countryside (it’s exactly like in the movies), I was left bored, disillusioned and uninspired by the cold climate around me […]

Student of the Week – Leah Matthys

Hi everyone! My name is Leah Matthys and I’m from Arroyo Grande, California, a small town on California’s beautiful central coast. I’m currently in my second semester of Aardvark and living in Tel Aviv. Next year I will be going to a small school named Minerva, where I will spend 4 years in 7 different […]

Alumni of the Month – Jordan Greene

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Hello everyone! My name is Jordan and I am from San Francisco, California. Last semester (Aardvark 2018) I was a student on Aardvark Tel Aviv, where I fell in love Israel, interned at an amazing start-up company, and created a network of lifelong friends. Sitting here now I can truly say that my experience on […]

Alumni of the Month – Natalie Selvin

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Hey! My name’s Natalie Selvin, and I attended Aardvark Israel during Spring Semester of last year (2018) in Jerusalem! So I’ve only been in the army for a month, but so far it’s definitely been an experience! My interest in the army all started a few years ago while in Israel on a month-long summer […]

Alumni of the Month – Shira Goldsmith

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My name is Shira Goldsmith. I am 21, I currently live in Jerusalem and serve as the head medic in the co-ed combat unit of Karakal. The year of 2016, after I graduated High School, was spent on Aardvark Israel. Moving to Israel was always in my plan, it always seemed to be my destination. […]