gap year in israel

Student of the Week – Josh Hanison

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My name is Josh Hanison, I am from London and I studied at JFS school. Having visited Israel with my school five years ago I knew I wanted to come back to further my experiences and connection with the country. Taking a gap year on the Aardvark programme has given me this opportunity whilst also […]

Women’s Day

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“My name is Karel Ohana. I am French but grew up in London, where I went to North London Collegiate School. I am currently interning at the Moshe Dayan Centre for Middle Eastern and African Studies, where I am learning about Israel’s relations with the Middle East. To me, women’s day means recognising, and testifying […]

Student of the Week – Audra Rachel Rosenzweig

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My name is Audra Rachel Rosenzweig. I’m originally from the US, but I grew up in Singapore. I went to the United World College of Southeast Asia. I chose to go on a gap year because I wanted to learn how to live on my own before going off to college. It also helps that […]

Student of the Week – Ilan Yair Wimpfheimer

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My name is Ilan Yair Wimpfheimer and I was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. I went to The Frisch School and I chose to go on a gap year to learn more about my Jewish origins and to step out of my comfort zone. I ultimately came across Aardvark Israel after hearing about […]

Student of the Week – Gina Shankman

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My name is Gina Shankman, I am from South Africa, specifically Johannesburg. I went to school at King David Linksfield High school. I was always hesitant to take a gap year and never really wanted to but I knew I needed to as I wanted to meet new people, make memories, and learn new things […]

Student of the Week – Linda Hannah Rhoads

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My name is Linda Hannah Rhoads and I’m from Dallas, Texas. I’ve lived in Texas my whole life and I attended a school called Yavneh Academy of Dallas. My whole life I’ve always known I wanted to take a gap year in Israel, so my parents spent a lot of time helping me find the […]

Student of the Week – Raphael Leo Leon

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My name is Raphael Leo Leon, but I usually just go by Raphi. Given the fact that from 11-18, I went to a school called City of London School, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that I am from London, where I have lived my whole life. And yes, this does mean that one […]

Student of the Week – Anna Felicia Hirsch

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My name is Anna Felicia Hirsch (חנה) I was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. I went to school at RASG Hebrew Academy for 12 years of my life. I chose to go on a gap year specifically at Aardvark Israel because they provided everything I have always wanted; Aardvark has allowed me to […]

Student of the Week – Katherine Alexandra Ruf

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My name is Katherine Alexandra Ruf, but I go by Alex. I am from Quito, Ecuador, where I was born and raised until I was 17. I went to an American International school, called Academia Cotopaxi. At 17, I moved to Maryland, USA on my own, to finish High School. After a rough time there, […]

Student of the Week – Dalia Kornmehl

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My name is Dalia, I am Dutch and American, as I was born in New York City where I lived until I was four. When my family moved back to Amsterdam I went to school there, most recently at Maimonides high school. I heard of Aardvark from some close friends who went to previous semesters. […]