Aardvark Israel

We offer a range of immersive, exciting post-high school gap years programs in Israel for Jewish students. 

Aardvark Israel offers long-term gap year programs located in the two most exciting cities in Israel: Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Everyone on Aardvark will…

  • Live in fully furnished apartments
  • Explore your passion through interning or volunteering
  • Engage in fascinating university-level courses with the option to earn college credit
  • Interact with Israelis
  • Learn Hebrew
  • Explore all that Israel has to offer through trips and excursions

The following programs are available for students to choose from:

  • Gap Year Program – 9-month Israel gap year program based half the year in Jerusalem and half the year in Tel Aviv
  • Aardvark International – combines the Gap Year Program with the addition of 6 trips to different countries throughout the world
  • Semester Program – 5-month university program allowing students to choose to live in either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
  • Selah Program – a dynamic, 9-month Jewish learning program for students who are seeking a deeper approach to the study of Judaism in Israel. The Selah track supplements the Gap Year Program with unique and intensive Jewish educational elements.
  • Plus Programs – combines Aardvark’s long-term experience in Israel with a summer working at an American Jewish Summer Camp. Students may choose to participate in any of the Aardvark programs above in combination with the camp experience.

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Aardvark Israel Reviews


I went on aardvark a few years ago and I still consider it to be one of the best experiences of my life. I learned a lot, I grew a lot, and I still hold the friends and the memories I made very close to my heart.

By: Lauren
Nationality: American
Age: 22

My Life Changing Expierence

Before coming to Aardvark, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I knew that I was not ready for college and wanted to get away for a while to grow and learn more about myself. Aardvark did just that and so much more. The endless ammounts of opportunities and lots of freedom helped me become more independent and prepared me for the adult life. While abroad, I had to chance to intern at ALYN pediatric rehabilitation hospital which absolutely changed my life and pointed me in the medical field direction. On Aardvark I made lifetime friends with the students and the counselors, and not a day goes by where I don’t think of my amazing year abroad.

By: Reina Salky
Nationality: USA
Age: 20

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