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 […]

Aardvark Update – April 2, 2019

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April 2, 2019 Aardvark Update  Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively […]

Aardvark Update – April 1, 2019

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April 1, 2019 Aardvark Update Taking advantage of your free time is an important aspect to your experience in Israel. You are encouraged to use your time wisely by participating in the variety of optional evening activities the program provides which focus on social and cultural events in each city, as well as by visiting […]

Daily Update – February 26, 2019

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February 26, 2019 Daily Update  Our Tel Aviv students spent the day at the Ein-Shemer Ecological Greenhouse. The Ecological Greenhouse is an innovative educational center, a place for social encounters and connection which combines two fundamental elements: environmental ecology and social ecology. In the framework of environmental ecology students in the greenhouse are engaged with […]

Student of the Week – Jonah Rosenblatt

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Hi, My name is Jonah Rosenblatt and I am from Sharon, MA. I graduated from Gann Academy in Waltham, MA this past June, and after my time at Aardvark I will be studying at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. I have been in Israel for a little over a month and my experience so […]