gap year in israel

Student of the Week – Avi Cohen

Avi cohen - student of the week

Hello, my name is Avi and I’m currently having a blast in Aardvark Jerusalem. My road to Aardvark is a little different than most. In 2010, my family and I made Aliya from our home in Potomac, Maryland. This move was a big change for me, mentally and emotionally. As I began blending into Israeli […]

Student of the Week – Emma Segal

Hey everyone, hope you are all doing well! My name is Emma Segal and I am from San Diego, California. I stumbled upon Aardvark when college didn’t work out in my favor and I had to choose between staying at home doing community college or going to Israel. So, Masa’s handy dandy filters gave me […]

Student of the Week – Julianna Mallis

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Hello! My name is Julianna Mallis, and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. I knew I wanted to do a gap year in Israel since tenth grade, and I spent my remaining years of high school convincing my parents to let me. I went to a gap year fair about a year ago, and learned about a […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 30, 2017

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Dear Parents, It has been an exciting week. We had many activities and the real highlight was our overnight trip to the north on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, before giving you more details about it, let’s start from the beginning of the week. Here we go: On Sunday we had the Add Ons’ activities. The […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 17, 2017

Segway tour

Shalom Dear Parents, We’ve had a week full of activities and lectures, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. At present the students are beginning to think about their plans for the future. We are starting to hear from the students that they want to study at universities in Israel. Students are […]

Czech Republic 2017

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Dear Parents, We just got back to the hotel after another incredible day! Charlie and I are enjoying spending time with your children and seeing the excitement on their faces at every turn. We can hardly believe how much we’ve been able to pack into the first two days! Yesterday, our trip began bright and […]

Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv September 24, 2017

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Dear Parents Shana Tova! Another week has passed here on the program, and even though it was a short week, we have enjoyed a number of interesting and fun activities. On Sunday, the students in the sea sports group had an amazing session of Yoga on a paddleboard. It was a very relaxing experience after […]

Studying Abroad in Israel

First day, here at aardvark tel aviv

The great thing about a gap year in Israel is that it presents so many varied opportunities. Of course, there are the core elements of fun, exploring the country, living independently with friends, and generally trying new things. However, to make the year truly worthwhile it can be good to combine it with an element […]

Israel National Library

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The Rejuvenation of Israel’s National Library During your gap year in Jerusalem, you should take the time to visit Jerusalem’s National Library. Not only does it present a fantastic opportunity to delve into the history of the state, but it is also set in some beautiful scenery. Recently a highly ambition plan was revealed for […]

Weekly Updates – Jerusalem January 22, 2017

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Dear Parents Shalom, Last week was a great week on the Aardvark Jerusalem Program. Starting Monday we had our first day of internships/volunteering. Every year our students choose from a wide variety of places, everything from award winning bakeries to a preschool for children with special needs and this year was no different. Every student […]