Italy 2018

Day 1 Dear Parents, Hello from Italy! For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Eyal and I’m the community manager from Aardvark Tel Aviv. I’m leading the Italy trip along with Dorin, an amazing Madricha from Jerusalem. We’ve just finished our first day in Italy. We arrived in Venice at around […]

Berlin 2018

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Day 1 Hello everyone, Our first day in Berlin has just ended and we are tired but extremely happy. After a long night with very little sleep, we landed in Berlin this morning. We were picked up at the airport, left our bags in the hotel and dove straight into our schedule. After the students […]

Israel’s Changing Demographics and the Challenges they Pose

Israel’s demographics

Part of the aim of your gap year in Israel is to help you understand the country’s demographics. It is a small country but has a population of over 8.7 million making it roughly the 100th most populated country in the world. It won’t take you long to realise that the country is made up […]

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 […]

How Tel Aviv Became the White City

Weekly updates in aardvark israel tel aviv beach

One of the great things about Israeli society is that it has developed with influences from all over the world. Israel is largely a country of immigrants and each group of immigrants brought their own influence. If you are spending your gap year in Tel Aviv then you will learn a great deal about the […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv January 19, 2018

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom parents! We’re at the end of our second week of the spring semester and I’d like to share some of the highlights. As a whole, the group is off to a great start. David, our internship coordinator, has been arrangin interviews and internships for each student and working really hard to make sure that […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 22, 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear Parents, I can’t believe that the Jerusalem experience will soon be over, but we still had plenty to do this week. Here are the highlights: On Monday night we had a Hanukkah shirt making and Sfinge Donut making session. Sfinge is a Moroccan Hanukkah donut. We had so much fun making donuts and making […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 22, 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear Parents, We are approaching the end of the fall semester here on Aardvark Tel Aviv. The past week was a lot of fun, full of holiday spirit and emotions about the end of the semester. It is so lovely to see the strong connections that the students have made. Every time that a student […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 20, 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear Parents, We hope this email finds you well and you all enjoyed the Pesach holiday. While Natali is having fun leading our international trip in Germany, I’m more than happy to share our weekly letter with you  This week our schedule was a bit different due to Chag Pesach. We began our weekly routine […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem April 6, 2017

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Dear Parents, As I write to you the students are cleaning their apartments for Passover. Then we will all sit down for the Passover Seder to have our lunch like a big happy family. We are going to read the Hagadah in Hebrew and then we will sing some Pesach songs and eat Chaya’s famous […]