New academic collaboration with Portland State University

Portland state university

We are thrilled to announce a wonderful new partnership with Portland State University which offers participants in all of the Aardvark Israel Program the opportunity to earn college credits from PSU for their courses taken in Israel. Over the last 12 years, Aardvark Israel has enjoyed an incredibly productive and positive relationship with the American […]

Exploring Jerusalem’s Ben Yehuda Street

Jerusalem segway

Ben Yehuda Street is probably the most famous street in Jerusalem outside of the Old City. When living there, it is all too easy to dismiss the street as a tourist trap with nothing worth seeing. When visiting the city, many people simply don’t have the time to uncover much of what is hidden on […]

Exploring Israel’s Modern History

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

If you are on a gap year in Israel, then chances are that you have a genuine interest in the history of the country. When talking about the modern state, an amazing amount has happened in a very short period. You will certainly be taken to a number of museums and interesting locations during your […]

Weekly Updates – May 26, 2022

This week on aardvark israel

Shalom Parents and Students! Our semester is officially over and our students are on their way home, to all parts of the world. This week was especially emotional, as our students reflected on their life-changing experiences, packed, and said goodbye to their new best friends. Scroll down, for the very last time for this semester, […]

Weekly Updates – May 19, 2022

Rothschild students at mount arbel for one last tuesday tiyul

Shalom Parents and Students! It’s almost the end of the semester (only a few days left) and our students are busy wrapping up another amazing semester! This week, we had our final Tuesday Tiyul, last group meetings, and final classes. Curious to see how our students are spending their last days in the program? Scroll […]

The Aardvark Monthly – April 2022 – Passover and first days of Spring!

Orr, joseph, omri, and ori from levontin on the rooftop

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff, After a nice, long Spring Break, when our students traveled the country, got together with their families in Israel, or traveled back home, we are back with another exciting newsletter, in which we will tell you about some of our students’ adventures from the past month. Are you ready […]

Weekly Updates – May 12, 2022

Levontin community at mount arbel

Shalom Parents and Students! Do you recognize the man in the middle-right of the picture, the one with the tie? Yup, you are not mistaken, it is the president of Israel, Mr. Issac Herzog! Our Jerusalem community met the president in his house for an official visit. What have the rest of our communities done […]

Weekly Updates – May 4, 2022

The roof is on fire! Just kidding, it's our levontin community!

Shalom Parents and Students, and Happy Independence Day! Our beloved country is celebrating its 74th birthday (we wouldn’t give it a day over 73!) and our students celebrated in various ways, although not before they learned and heard the stories of fallen soldiers and victims of terror, as part of Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, […]

Weekly Updates – April 28, 2022

Levontin students at the beach

Shalom Parents and Students! We are back from our Passover vacation! Did you miss us? Because we sure missed everyone 🙂 Our students have returned, and are back in their internship and volunteering routines. Want to see what our students have been up to since they got back? Scroll down >> Year Program students in […]

Amazing Accidental Archaeological Discoveries

Amazing accidental archaeological discoveries

A huge number of archaeological digs are going on in Israel at any given time and they often turn up amazing finds. However, sometimes, truly astonishing finds are made purely by accident, such as the Dead Sea scrolls that were found by Bedouin shepherds in the 1940s. Far more recently, a man enjoying some scuba […]