Academic Programs :

Gap Year in Israel


Spend 8  months living, studying, and volunteering at Israel’s most prestigious technical institute:

The Gap Year at Technion International offers high school graduates an 8-month program combining academic studies, leadership development workshops, Jewish studies, Army Experience,  community service, cultural experiences, and unforgettable trips.

We offer two tracks for Gap Year in Israel:

1. October 2018 – June 2019

2. January 2019 – July 2019

You may choose to participate in either of these tracks (depending on personal preference, date of complete of studies, etc).

Academic program- Semester on campus :

Courses  :

  • General Chemistry + Lab
  • Internship in Social & Business Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Overview for Mechanical Engineering


  • Issues in Contemporary Israeli Society
  • Archaeology of Israel
  • Topics in the history of the Jewish people
  • Hebrew Course
  • Sports
  • Religious Studies
Social Activities & Cultural Programs:

The students will enjoy guided tours all around Israel; visit Jewish heritage sites and be part of the art and the student life of the city of Haifa. The cultural program includes lectures on Israeli culture and society, visits to high-tech companies, celebration of holidays, music and theatre shows, and more.  In addition to TI’s social activities, students will have access to all the cultural events on campus organized by the Technion Student Association (ASAT), giving you the opportunity to socialize with students from Israel and all over the world.

Advanced Jewish Studies:

Weekly meetings around the subject of Modern Jewish Identity: the multiculturalism of Israeli society; the place for Jewish identity in Israel today; leadership workshop and more.

Volunteering and Army Experience- Semester off campus :

Volunteer Program ( Feb 15th-March 30th)-:

Kibbutz Lotan Eco-Experience

Enjoy 6 weeks living and working at the Eco-Experience on the Kibbutz, offering you a hands-on opportunity to work at the center for creative Ecology, building natural earth structures, developing sustainable architecture, planting and harvesting in the organic garden and experiencing permaculture gardening.

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Army Experience- Marva (April 9th-May 31st) 

Marva is a unique 8-week program opportunity to experience the beauty and challenges of Israel through the eyes of the IDF, through hiking the land, living in field conditions and attending lessons and lectures. Marva will help you strengthening your ties to Israel, whether you are a tourist or a potential new immigrant. It is a group experience like no other.

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*This program is suitable for students who observe the Sabbath and keep Kosher.



* Changes may occur to the opening of the program at the discretion of TI


Application and Admission Process

Application Deadline for October 2018 Gap Year Term: July 31, 2018

To begin your application process, click  Apply Now to launch the online application system.


Contact for Admissions or additional questions: Melinda Margolis | Tel: +972-77-887-1768

What We Look For

Technion invests in tomorrow’s engineering leaders and is thereby committed to attracting and admitting the best and the brightest. Admission decisions take into account an applicant’s academic performance in math/science as well as their ambitions, excitement and extra-curricular talents and achievements.

Admission Requirements


  • Completed Application Form
  • Secondary school diploma and transcripts (students should have a strong background in math/science)
  • High school Physics (required) and Chemistry (recommended)
  • Two teacher recommendation letters*
  • Standardized test scores depending on your country of origin (SAT, AST or ACT,  or GAO-KAO (Science))
  • Resume with two passport sized photos
  • Personal essay
  • Students who are a non-native English speakers must also submit English proficiency test scores, either TOEFL or IELTS (see below for required minimum and recommended score)
  • $100 (USD) non-refundable application fee

Please note:

* Original copies of transcripts, recommendation letters etc. must be sent directly from the evaluator/academic institution. At least one letter should be from a mathematics or science teacher.

** As part of admissions into any program, a Skype interview, conducted by our licensed Counselor, is mandatory.

*** Opening of the program is dependent on the number of students successfully registered by the application deadline.

**** This program is subject to change, without notice, at the discretion of TI.

Please take note: It is the student’s responsibility to check the validity and applicability of credits, granted in the Technion Gap Year program, with the institution into which they intend to enroll for tertiary/first degree studies.

English Proficiency Tests

Since the academic program at Technion International is taught entirely in English, applicants are required to demonstrate their English proficiency before they enroll. Applicants from high-schools where English is not the primary language of instruction are recommended to submit official copies of their scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an equivalent test, such as the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the SAT Reasoning, or ACT Plus Writing Test. We will hold an English proficiency tests at Shantou and Beijing, China. Dates for these tests will be announced in advance.

Required Scores on English Proficiency Tests

Recommended  Minimum
TOEFL – Paper Based Test (PBI) 600 550
TOEFL – Computer Based Test (CBT) 230 188
TOEFL- Internet Based Test (IBT) 85 80
IELTS 6.5 6.0


Candidates applying from the USA or from high schools taught according to the American system, must take a standardized test (SAT or ACT) before applying. Technion International has minimum test score requirements for the math section as detailed below. Those who take subject tests may send their results in as well.

Required Scores on Standardized Tests

Recommended Minimum
 SAT- Math section 700 630
ACT- Math section 30 27



1. October 2018 – June , 2019:   $16,000/year


2. January 2019 – July , 2019: $14,000/year

Cost includes: Tuition, Campus Fees, Accommodation, Volunteering Program, Trips & Social Activities, and Health Insurance.

To apply:

 * Fees are subject to change.

** MASA Scholarships are available

** Student can apply for Financial -Aid 


* Opening of the program is contingent on the number of registered students.

Additional Expenses

Please note that tuition fees do not cover applicants’ airfare, meals, the cost of textbooks and other expenses (not including housing, detailed above). We estimate these expenses at $5,000 (USD) per year.

Academic Curriculum

Students will have the opportunity to take optional religious studies courses as well as participate in prayer in the mornings and evenings.

In addition to coursework, there will be activities, seminars, trips and exciting workshops for the students.

Academic program- Semester on campus :

Courses  :

  • General Chemistry + Lab
  • Internship in Social & Business Entrepreneurship
  • Creative overview for Mechanical Engineering


  • Issues in Contemporary Israeli Society
  • Archaeology of Israel
  • Topics in the history of the Jewish people
  • Hebrew Course
  • Sports
  • Religious Studies