Aardvark Israel Immersion Program
Done by: Leah L. | Kehillah Jewish High School | Stanford U. '20
Helpful links: https://aardvarkisrael.com/the-core-program/
Summary: For this immersive program, participants live like locals for a full year in either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Through individual volunteer projects, 15 credits worth of course studies, evening activities and weekend excursions, students gain fluency in both Hebrew and Israeli culture. Students are also encouraged to explore the cities and country on their own.
Cost: $19,900, includes housing, medical insurance, field trips, extracurricular activities, local transportation, *extensive scholarships available
Review: Aardvark Israel Immersion Program is probably the most flexible and open Israel year program. It has no religious affiliation, there are cool classes to take and incredible volunteering and internship opportunities. I got to live with people from all over the world (including Europe, Central America, Canada, Australia, and South America). It’s an amazing way to learn to live on your own for an extended amount of time while getting to travel an awesome country.