Programs : Brochure
Israel: Entrepreneurship, Society, and Internship at Technion (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Haifa, Israel
- Program Terms: Summer
- Dates / Deadlines
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Founded in 1912, Technion is the country’s oldest university. The institute offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education. Technion, consistently ranked among the world’s top 50, is a major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy. Technion graduates represent 70 percent of the high-tech workforce and established Israel’s industrial infrastructure, reinforced its technological defense capabilities, and pioneered its technology-based enterprises, that has earned the country’s reputation as the world’s “Startup Nation” [Technion_Campus10 w338] (with the highest concentration of high-tech companies anywhere outside the Silicon Valley).
Haifi: The following is adapted from this article at goisrael.com: "The lively 'Capital of the North', Haifa is Israel’s third largest city and by far one of its most exciting" ... "Haifa’s fantastic location at the slopes of the impressive Mount Carmel (an attraction in itself) has earned the city the nickname 'the San Francisco of Israel', and living up to this reputation it is awash with stunning beaches, fascinating sights, buzzing nightlife and an edgy music scene."
Haifa is known for several amazing sites to visit, among them are the Bahá'í Gardens (pictured to the right). The gardens were proclaimed to be a UNESCO World Heritage site. "The Bahá’í shrine and gardens are an inspired creation of beauty, grandeur, and exquisite design in a special and tranquil atmosphere like none other. The Bahá’í Gardens are also one of the country’s most popular attractions, drawing over a million visitors a year."
Students will earn 6 credit hours for the academic portion of this summer program; these credits can count towards a Global Studies minor. Contact the Global Studies Program Coordinator (email@example.com) for more info.The following courses are available to you. You will choose two of the three noted to earn the six credits. Classes are taught in English. For more information, including each course's syllabus, click here.
Business & Entrepreneurship
For the academic portion of the program, Technion International will arrange a hostel for you outside of the Technion campus. If you are interested in doing an internship prior to the commencement of the course, then you will need to arrange accommodations on your own. Make sure you read through the program page for the internship option.
For the internship portion of the program, students will be responsible for arranging for off-campus housing through Technion International. Internships’ locations are typically situated in the vicinity of Haifa (in the region between Caesarea and Yokneam), where housing will be arranged. Housing costs are $800 per month.
To enrich the learning experience, students will be invited to participate in social and cultural activities both on and off campus such as lectures and trips, including industry visits and tours to major Israeli tourist attractions. Students will also visit cutting-edge laboratories and meet Technion faculty, and they will engage with lunchtime speakers providing in-depth exposure to Israeli and Middle Eastern culture and history. Campus social activities are led by Technion International’s experienced student guides.
You will have an opportunity to work and study with Israeli students, and gain invaluable work experience (if interning), working at a technology company or investigating real-life scientific challenges at a Technion laboratory. International students will easily integrate to student life at Technion, which supports a large multicultural student community. On campus you’ll have access to a wide range of sports facilities (including an Olympic sized pool) to enrich your study abroad experience. You’ll be invited to an Orientation day, designed to get you acquainted with peers and living essentials in Israel, in addition to the Internship Launch Session (if interning) at the beginning of the tenure.
Please download this cost sheet for details on the estimate of costs for the academic portion of Summer 2018: IsraelTechnion Sum 18.pdf
*A cost sheet for the internship option should be available soon
Federal and New York State financial aid is generally applicable to study abroad programs. The amount of financial aid that you may be eligible to receive is of an individual nature. All students should print out the above estimate of costs sheet, bring it to the Financial Aid office, and consult with a counselor there about what the implications of this cost would be for them individually. The Binghamton Financial Aid Services Office is able to consider only the application of students matriculated at Binghamton for degree study.
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