Entrepreneurship, Society, and Internship at Technion
This program will take you to Technion, Israel's premier institute for science, technology, and applied research from early June to early or mid-August. You will attend classes here between July 8 and August 2, 2018. Course selection is in Entrepreneurship & Business or Humanities. While attending Technion, you will be housed in a hostel right outside of the Technion campus. There is an internship component to the program that starts in early June and continues through the course work dates. The exact dates and placement for the internship are negotiated through Technion.
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).
Haifa: 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 total for their participation in this program; these credits can count towards a Global Studies minor. Contact the Global Studies Program Coordinator (email@example.com) for more information.The following courses are available to you. You will choose one of the three noted to earn three credits. The internship accounts for the other three credits. Classes are taught in English. For more information, including each course's syllabus, click here.
Business & Entrepreneurship
- Organizations & Entrepreneurship (Introduction to Entrepreneurship)
- Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship
Internship: You will combine your academic experience with an internship. Technion will work with you to find a placement at a company in the surrounding area of Haifa for approximately 10 weeks over the summer months. The exact start and end date of the internship will depend on what is arranged with Technion and the company you will be interning at. Technion awards up to 3 credits for professional internships. Both full- and part-time options are available.
- Issues in Contemporary Israeli Society
Technion places its interns in various work settings. Intern opportunities can be at leading multi-national corporations (MNCs) like Microsoft, Intel, or HP (and other MNCs involved in high-tech and low-tech activities), at smaller companies like Panorama Software, or even at an early stage start-up like 90Min. Technion has also placed their interns in companies active in various domains such as clean-tech, software, retail, consulting, and more. In addition, there are opportunities to be had in governmental units (at the Office of the Chief Scientist for example) and within the Technion community itself, working with Technion Technology Transfer (T3) portfolio companies and/or at Technion labs. The opportunities are far and wide!
For more information, including a list of available interships, click here.
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 and are included in the cost sheet below.
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: SA IsraelTechnion Sum 18 (2).pdf
Binghamton and SUNY Scholarships
Students applying for this program are highly encouraged to apply for the Myers Family Scholarship if eligible ($1,500). Other scholarships may be applicable to you. To search through scholarships for education abroad, search here.
*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.
When a student commits to an education abroad program in their Terra Dotta online program application, the Office of International Programs (IEGI) mirrors the Binghamton University Student Accounts refund policy for tuition, tuition differentials, and all program fees.
Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply to this program. You will be required to submit both an application through Binghamton as well as an application through Technion International.
- First, complete an application with Binghamton by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the top of this page. All application materials must be submitted by the Binghamton University application deadline. These items include:
- 1 Academic Reference
- Official Transcript
- Study Statement
- Information documents to fill
- Information documents to sign
- Once your application is complete, Binghamton's Office of International Education & Global Initiatives (IEGI) will make an admissions decision and inform you. If chosen, you will then commit to the program.
- Complete your application to Technion here.
- You should finish your Technion application by the program deadline to be considered for the program. *Note that there will be some flexibility with the deadline for summer 2018 if you are applying for the academic portion of the program*
- You will be able to access the Technion application within the Binghamton University application. Items needed include:
- Completed Online Form
- 1 Reference Letter
Technion Entrepreneurship Program Website