gap year in israel

Check out our social media to see what our students have been up to this past week!

Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael
Gap year in israel - aardvarkisrael

Shalom Parents and Students!

Spring Semester has officially started! We welcomed more than 200 students from all over the world, and look at that – they are already touring their neighborhoods with their madrichim, going through important orientation sessions, and getting to know their new best friends. Want to see how their first week looked? Scroll down >>

Liad, jordan, claire, jacob, and lulu from jerusalem getting to know machane yehuda market
Liad, Jordan, Claire, Jacob, and Lulu from Jerusalem getting to know Machane Yehuda market
Cooper, ash, and elliot from florentin community biking on the tel aviv promenade
Cooper, Ash, and Elliot from Florentin community biking on the Tel Aviv promenade

One of the first things one should do when he or she moves to a new city, is well – to go for a quick tour, right? But how can you get the whole experience without trying out the local food? Besides, this is Israel! Delicious food is everywhere. Our students went on a food tour in Levinsky Market (Tel Aviv) and Machane Yehuda Market (Jerusalem), starting their local experiences with delicious pastries, knafeh, burekas, and of course – hummus and falafel.

Later, a bike ride along the sunny (yes, that’s the Israeli winter) promenade in Tel Aviv by the beach was like the perfect way to get to the city’s best places for jogging, playing volleyball and again – bike riding.

Coby, jared, ross, and orr from levontin got creative with their door sign
Coby, Jared, Ross, and Orr from Levontin got creative with their door sign
Florentin girls are on their way up!
Florentin girls are on their way up!
Our students are getting set up in their new apartments. They started decorating them and made cute door signs and hamsas, for good fortune. Last night, our students got the chance to try one of the best attractions ever – rock climbing! Malky, Rimona, Nina, Alina, Libby, Eytan, Kai, and Nechama seem fearless to us!
Next week, our students are going to dive deep into their regular schedule, starting their internships and volunteering, participating in activities with their madrichim, and going on the first trip as a community, so everyone can get to know each other. We’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of a few more participants who haven’t made it to Israel yet, but who will be here soon. We just can’t wait!!!