gap year in israel
June 2021

The Aardvark Monthly

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Summer has officially began here in Israel, and we have been pretty busy. Earlier this month, our students attended the annual Masa conference, designed to help them think about their next steps after the program. This included workshops, panels and motivational speakers. The seminar was predominantly focused on life on University campus and back in the diaspora.
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Among the daily activities of internships and volunteering, our students experienced some meaningful moments exploring the complex reality of living in Israel. Check out all the photos from our last trip to the Sderot, Asaf Siboni observatory and Path to Peace >>
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Faces of Israel

Following the trip to the Gaza envelope, we hosted Etai, who shared his story about growing up in the Gaza strip until the Disangagement in 2005. This activity was part of ‘Faces of Israel’, where we bring different speakers on a weekly basis, to talk to the students about the most interesting, thought-provoking issues in the Israeli society.

SUMMER ACTIVITES

We started June with a three-day trip to Eilat, the most Southern city in Israel. Students also participated in Extreme sport activites and Yam-El-Yam (Sea-to-Sea trail), a three-day hike in the Galilee, in the North of Israel, one of the most popular trails in Israel.
Eilat

Eilat

Scuba-Diving, a Jeep road trip and rock-climbing was just part of it! Check out the rest of the photos >>
Yam-el-yam

Yam-El-Yam

The trail starts in the Sea of Galilee and ends in the Meditarranean Sea and is full of streams and rivers, immeresd in the Israeli woods and valleys >>
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Nahal katlav

Nahal Katlav

Our students traveled to Nahal Katlav hike and Stalactite cave near Beit Shemesh, right between Judean mountains.
Masada and the dead sea

Masada and the Dead Sea

Masada sunrise and the Dead Sea in the Summer are an absolute must! Check out the photos down here.
Jeruslaem pride parade

Jeruslaem Pride Parade

June is globally known as pride month, and our students independently went to celebrate love and liberalism by joining the Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv annual Pride Parades.