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Aardvark International

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Program Description

Aardvark International combines a dynamic Israel program with travel to EIGHT different countries allowing students to further cultivate their knowledge of the Jewish People’s history in the Diaspora, experience different cultures, and learn about Israel’s place in the international community.  In Israel, the program offers Jewish students the opportunity to “MAKE ISRAEL YOURS,” by providing a tailor-made, modular curriculum, so students can build a customized experience in Israel.  Aardvark offers volunteering and internships, the chance to study and earn university academic credit, an opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Israel through trips and excursions, and independent living in apartments in the center of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Our experienced staff and high ratio of staff to students allow Aardvark to cater to the different interests of our international student population.


Complementing the Israel experience, Aardvark International participants will travel once a month to a foreign country (France, Spain, Czech Republic, China, Ethiopia, Italy, Germany, and Holland.) This program is perfect for students who love to travel and want to have a unique, global adventure.


In addition, students may customize their experience even further by choosing one of our


Special Interest Add-Ons:


- Israeli Military Track, including Marva basic training in the Israeli Army
- Mind-Body Track (Psychology and Medicine track), including volunteering with Magen David Adom ambulances
- Entrepreneurship Track
- Law and Government Track
- Sea Sports Track
- Social Media and Communication Track
- Nepal Cultural Exchange

Highlights

- Live in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
- International travel to Europe, Africa and Asia
- Unique internship and volunteering opportunities
- Live with students from all over the world
- Earn university academic credit

  • Main Subject: Experiential Programs, Freshman Year Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Advocacy, Education, Intensive Hebrew Language, Israel/Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Social Action / Volunteering 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-21 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Aardvark Tourism Ltd 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Aardvark International 
  • Price:
  • $ 19990 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 28,2017 - May 23,2018  Apply to this program

Midreshet Bat Tsion

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Program Description

This program is conducted in French.

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 17-26 
  • Language:
  • French 
  • Organizer:
  • The Israel Experience- Educational Tourism Services Co. LTD 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Midreshet Bat Tsion 
  • Price:
  • $ 14400 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 17,2017 - July 17,2018  Apply to this program

Nativ - Hebrew University Track

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Program Description

Nativ is a challenging academic year program dedicated to creating and inspiring the Conservative Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Nativ, which means “path” in Hebrew, provides its participants with a unique opportunity to explore new directions on the journey to becoming a Jewish adult. From September to May, Nativ participants are immersed in the rich and diverse society of Israel, exploring the land and enjoying a fulfilling Conservative Jewish lifestyle. The program includes academic university classes, intensive Hebrew classes and innovative leadership training. Nativ enables recent high school graduates to earn college credits for their studies while living in a classroom without walls.

A year of true exploration, Nativ provides the freedom for personal discovery as well as the security of a carefully structured program. This unforgettable experience is created through an intricate balance between academics and volunteer work, learning and teaching, personal challenge and community living. Participants on Nativ return from the year with a stronger attachment to the land of Israel as well as a deeper passion for Judaism, enthusiastic to share with their North American communities what they have learned.

  • Main Subject: Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 8 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-19 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Nativ - Hebrew University Track 
  • Price:
  • $ 25700 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2017 - May 10,2018  Apply to this program

Betar - Moreshet

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Program Description

This program is conducted in French.

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 10 Months 
  • Age:
  • 18-30 
  • Language:
  • French 
  • Organizer:
  • World Betar 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Betar - Moreshet 
  • Price:
  • $ 9500 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • November 01,2016 - August 31,2017  Apply to this program

Hebrew University - MA in Jewish Studies

Program Description

Offered in conjunction with the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies.
 
Who is this program for? 
 
This program is designed for students who wish to study Jewish culture and sources from an interdisciplinary perspective, whether they are recent college graduates interested in the field of Jewish studies or Ph.D. candidates who wish to enrich their knowledge, research skills and experience by studying at the Hebrew University while living in Jerusalem.  
 
Students will enjoy a learning experience in small classes with experts in the field as well as be able to use the Hebrew University's academic resources, such as the National Library on the Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram.  
  
The program covers Jewish culture and history from its beginnings to Modern times, and is divided into two main periods: from Ancient to early Medieval times and from Medieval to Modern times. Courses are offered in textual studies, history, philosophy, and culture, and include study tours in Jerusalem (see sample of courses below). Language instruction is offered in Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian, Greek, and Literary and Colloquial Arabic. 
  
Special track: Religious Studies
Students who choose to pursue this option will follow a core curriculum in Jewish Studies but focus a significant portion of their electives in Religious Studies courses.
 
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies, Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 10.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 20-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • The Hebrew University - Rothberg International School 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Hebrew University - MA in Jewish Studies 
  • Price:
  • $ 17000 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • October 22,2017 - September 06,2018  Apply to this program

Or Vishua - Shnat Yeshiva

Program Description

This program is conducted in French.

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 10.5, 11 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Or Vishua 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Or Vishua - Shnat Yeshiva 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 27,2017 - July 19,2018, HAIFA, $9500   Apply to this program

Binyan Olam - Girls Program

Program Description

This program is conducted in Spanish.

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Language:
  • Portuguese, Spanish 
  • Organizer:
  • Binyan Olam 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Binyan Olam - Girls Program 
  • Price:
  • $ 7200 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 28,2017 - January 28,2018  Apply to this program

JTS Rabbinal School

Program Description

A new format for our rabbinical and cantorial students in Israel will use a trimester system to provide three discrete types of study:
 
1) Land and Language Immersion Lab in Merkaz Tzippori, Jerusalem Forest.
 
2) Beit Midrash learning in the Schocken Institute, our campus in central Jerusalem.
 
3) University study for our rabbinical students.
 
Cantorial students will choose between participating in our Kesher Hadash program for Israel education and joining the rabbinical students for Judaica classes at the Schechter Institute. All of our students will participate in a year long experiential program and be assigned to an internship with a Masorti congregation. The first stage will include an intensive Hebrew ulpan (with an optional JTS Jumpstart Israel summer component). Evening Hebrew language courses will continue into the second trimester; the third trimester will involve Hebrew as language of learning and instruction. In this way the students will be immersed in Hebrew culture and Israeli community for the entire year,and will also experience three discrete models of learning to ensure a rich and fulfilling experience in Israel.
  • Main Subject: Graduate Academic Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Education, Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 8.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 20-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Davidson School of Education, Jewish Theological Seminary 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • JTS Rabbinal School 
  • Price:
  • $ 680 
  • Accommodation:
  • Not Included 
  • Meals:
  • Not Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 04,2017 - May 17,2018  Apply to this program

Lahav Bais Yaakov Extended

Program Description

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 6 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Lahav Bais Yaakov 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Lahav Bais Yaakov Extended 
  • Price:
  • $ 17250 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • September 12,2017 - March 15,2018  Apply to this program

Bnei Akiva - Midreshet Torah V'Avodah

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Program Description

Midreshet Torah V’Avodah offers highly motivated young adults a year experience that is broad, enriching, and intense. Months of Bet Midrash learning are complemented by avodah (service), tiyulim, internships, and more.
 

For more information, please contact:

Bini Dachs
(212) 465-9536

 

  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Duration:
  • 9.5 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-22 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Organizer:
  • Bnei Akiva 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Bnei Akiva - Midreshet Torah V'Avodah 
  • Price:
  • $ 26900 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 28,2017 - June 15,2018  Apply to this program