gap year in israel

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June 2023
June 2023

Shalom Parents, Students, Partners, and Staff,

Wow, here we meet again! June is nearly over and we are patiently waiting for our new students to arrive in late August. In the meantime, let’s focus on our students’ most recent adventures during our summer Plus add-on program! These students spent more than a week in Washington, DC and NY City, traveling and getting to know these two iconic US cities. Want to read about their adventures? We know you do. Scroll down to see what they have been up to

Washington monument in dc
Washington Monument in DC
Kayaking in the tidal basin, dc
Kayaking in the Tidal Basin, DC
Welcome to the big apple - nyc!
Welcome to the Big Apple - NYC!

Our Plus students landed in America, where they went on a tour of the national mall and got to see the famous historical monuments. The next day, they visited the Black Lives Matter Plaza, the White House and Freedom Plaza. Right before lunch, they went all the way up to the old post office, with its magnificent view from the top of the building.

After lunch, they visited the National Museum of African American History, one of the most interesting, innovative museums in DC, with each floor telling the story of a different time period of the African American community in the States. They finished their day at the Washington Monument and had some free time to take wonderful pictures!

On Wednesday, they visited the United States Capitol Building, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court. They had some free time to explore various museums of their choice: The Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Botanical Gardens. In the afternoon, they went to Georgetown, one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in DC, where they enjoyed dinner by the waterfront.

On Thursday, the group met veterans at Arlington National Cemetery and heard their stories, followed by a visit to the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. They also attended an amazing briefing with AIPAC – the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. And then – it was off to New York City! The Empire State Building, Macy’s, Times Square, Central Park, the High Line, The Vessel, Chelsea Market, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, Statue of Liberty – do we need to say more?!

On Monday, June 19th, our Plus students went to different summer camps, where they will spend the next two months working as camp staff.

Esther shira, aiden, lani, shylie and jordan on their first day at camp!
Esther Shira, Aiden, Lani, Shylie and Jordan on their first day at camp!
Counselors welcome bonfire!
Counselors welcome bonfire!
Mimi baron
Mimi from Australia 🇦🇺
Eli from the states
Eli from the States 🇺🇸
Sarea from the states
Sarea from the States 🇺🇸
Our students have now become our alumni, so instead of highlighting a student of the week, we are here to present our alumni! Each one has their own special story of where come from and what made them join our gap year program. Click on their images to learn all about Mimi, Eli, and Sarea 🎓🌟
Emma from ny city
Emma from NY City
Revital rahmani
Revy from Milan
Liat from rio de janeiro
Liat from Rio De Janeiro

Our students are not the only ones who are international; so is our staff! This month we highlight three of our fun and bubbly Admissions Coordinators! Please welcome – Emma, Revy and Liat, who, for some of you may be the first point of contact from Aardvark Israel and will make your journey to our program in Israel as smooth as possible.

Want to get to know them a little better? Click on their images and watch them on our Tiktok!

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New collaboration ahead!

Part of our vision at Aardvark Israel is to always keep improving: our programs, our collaborations – to provide the best, most innovative technologies there are, with the best partners out in the field. That’s why, starting next semester, we begin our collaboration with Methodian – our new Tech Track partner!

Methodian offers educational workshops and exposure to innovative content, allowing our participants to gain practical insights into the high tech industry.

Our Tech Track students will enjoy Tech Tours, where they’ll dive deep into the high tech industry, meet entrepreneurs, learn about innovation and the struggles and success in the Start Up Nation.

Want to learn more about Methodian? Click here

Time to say goodbye, everyone! We’ll be back next month with more news about our students and alumni. We wish you all a wonderful summer, filled with joy and beautiful nature, like the one in the image below, taken by one of our Semester Plus students on their first day of summer camp!

See you soon,

The Aardvark Israel Staff

Aardvark israel staff