Short Term Programs :

Summer in Entrepreneurship with Professional Internship

Summer Programs in Israel

gap year program in Israel   TAKE A BREAK and spend your summer in the Start-Up Nation. Enjoy the multicultural experiences of Israel while you earn academic credits and get experience in an internship in a high-tech company.

Registration:  December 1, 2019 – March 28, 2020

Registration for Internship:  November 1, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Academic Classes: June 30 – July 29, 2020

Internship: May – August 2020

*Please note that internships are highly competitive and placement is subject to availability

 

Despite the situation with the Corona virus, registration for the Summer Program for Entrepreneurship with Professional Internship will continue until 28.3.  Payment of the registration fee will not be made upon application. If the program will take place, the cost of the registration fee will be added to the overall cost of the plan.  Technion International will give final notice for the opening of the program on 1.4.2020

Program Details

The Summer in Entrepreneurship and Professional Internship program is an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world who are interested in enhancing their academic profile with a rigorous and challenging academic experience at Israel’s oldest university and premier center for science, technology, and applied sciences. Technion invites tech-minded students from around the world to an unforgettable summer learning experience at Israel’s premier institute for science, technology, and applied research. Students can study with renowned faculty and international peers to earn academic credits or intern at an Israeli engineering or start-up company to gain valuable work experience. Courses are offered in Entrepreneurship and Humanities.

Israel Summer Internships

Professional Internships: Professional Internships are directed work-study experiences taken in companies and industry sectors common to the Israeli economy. Working as an intern enables students to connect theory with practice and apply the engineering and/or scientific principles learned in the classroom to a real-world professional environment.  Completing an internship abroad is an invaluable opportunity to learn about local business and engineering practices and customs, hone personal and professional skills and habits, and broaden perspectives. The program awards Technion credit for professional internships. It is open to qualified undergraduates from the second year and above with minimum GPA of 3.0. Students can be accredited up to 3 credits, for a minimum of 200 hours over a period of 8-12 weeks. Please note that the internships are unpaid positions.

study in Israel for international students
There are all kinds of internship opportunities available at Technion

Accreditation: Upon successful completion of their chosen course(s) and/or internship, students will be awarded a commensurate number of Technion credits.

Why Technion?

Technion, consistently ranked among the world’s top 50 academic institutions, is a major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy. Technion graduates, who represent 70 percent of the high-tech workforce, established Israel’s industrial infrastructure, reinforced its technological defense capabilities, and pioneered its technology-based enterprises that have earned the country its reputation as the world’s “Startup Nation.”

Why Israel

Israel has the highest concentration of high-tech companies anywhere in the world outside Silicon Valley. Haifa is the third-largest city in the State of Israel after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and it is known for having some of the best beaches on the Mediterranean Sea. Haifa is also home to MATAM, the largest and oldest business park in Israel, which hosts a large number of Israeli and international high-tech companies, such as Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Yahoo, Wix, and Philips.

Housing

Technion International will provide housing in Technion dorms, according to availability. 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. Technion international will be happy to assist in finding appropriate housing.

Please contact the summer programs coordinator for more information at: Summer@int.technion.ac.il

Social and Cultural Activities

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.  

Support & Assistance

Technion International trains student guides to assist visiting students with a wide range of questions and issues. The Technion International team also organizes special events, trips and activities open to all international students on campus, that enrich their study experiences in Israel. * Opening of the program is contingent on the number of registered students. ** The program is subject to changes, at the discretion of TI.

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Verification

 

Registration:  December 1, 2019 – March 28, 2020

Registration for Internship:  November 1, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Academic Classes: June 30 – July 29, 2020

Internship: May – August, 2020

*Internship spaces are subject to availability and highly competitive Application deadline for registration to courses: May 1, 2020 * Application deadline for registration to internship: January 15, 2020 *   * Opening of the program is contingent on the number of registered students.  ** The program is subject to changes, at the discretion of TI.  

Admission to the Summer program requires:

  •  GPA of 80/3.0 and above 
  • Finished second year of undergraduate studies 

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

Admissions

Fees:

Tuition $2,000 (USD) per course
$3,500 (USD) for 2 courses
$3,500 (USD) for Internship + 1 course*
$5,000 (USD) for Internship + 2 courses*
Housing $800 (USD) per month for the duration of the academic course***

  *All program costs do not cover applicants’ airfare. **Prices are subject to change. ***Housing is not provided by TI for the duration of the internship.   Please Note: * Internships are taken over a minimum period of 10 weeks, beginning as early as May 1, 2020 * Opening of the program is contingent on the number of registered students. *** The program is subject to changes, at the discretion of TI. Upon successful completion of their chosen course(s) and/or internship, students will be awarded a commensurate number of Technion credits.  

How to Apply

Click Apply Now to launch the online application system. The online application will prompt you to provide the following:

  • *Official transcript
  • Personal Statement: explaining your motivation for applying to a summer course/s and/or internship (up to 2 pages in length).
  •  Recommender Contact Information: you must provide the email address of a faculty member or academic supervisor at your home institution. An email will be sent directly to the evaluator asking them to send their recommendation letter.
  • CV (Resume).
  • Passport-sized photo.

  Please Note: A non-refundable application fee of $60 (USD) is required with your application. *Official transcript: Please ask your university to send an original or approved copy of your transcript to: admissions@int.technion.ac.il  OR   Technion International Mauerberger Building, 2nd floor Technion City, Haifa 3200003, Israel Any questions may be forwarded to our Admissions Coordinator, at admissions@int.technion.ac.il Admission decisions are based on a close evaluation of each application on a case-by-case basis, with emphasis placed on each candidate’s academic history.

English Proficiency

Applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency prior to enrollment. Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language may be required to undergo a brief interview to assess their level of English.

Health Insurance

All Technion International students MUST have full Israeli health insurance coverage while in Israel. We recommend Harel / Yedidim Medical Insurance

Prestige Policy with Harel Clinics – You receive Harel Health Services with doctors under the agreement with Harel in clinics around Haifa and throughout the country. The insurance does not cover routine checkups. The insurance cost is $ 2.49 USD per day up to the age of 39.

**The policy do not cover pre-existing medical condition. There is a coverage for worsening of pre-exiting condition up to $ 1,000 USD

Housing

Housing during the summer program is guaranteed during the period of the course (dates to be announced). 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. Technion international will be happy to assist and recommend a hostel for you. Please contact the summer programs coordinator for more information at: Summer@int.technion.ac.il

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Courses & Syllabi

Students may choose from the following courses for the summer of 2020.

 
We are excited to offer for Summer 2020 our new course, “Hack-That-Challenge”! Students may take this three-day class, which includes a hackathon to create a start-up,  with one other course–either in the Entrepreneurship* or Humanities fields. 
 
*Please note that students cannot take both “Selected Topics in Management” or “Business Plan for Commercializing Technology” because these classes are at the same time. 
 
Course Number Name of Course Credits
Entrepreneurship     
096808 Selected Topics in Management 2.5
094815 Business Plan for Commercializing Technology  3
099745  Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship: “Hack-that-Challenge” 2
Humanities    
324879    Issues in Contemporary Israeli Society 2

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To see the schedule**, please click here.
 
** Technion International reserves the right to make changes to the schedule
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. What kind of visa do I need to enter Israel?

  Before entering the academic program, all students must clear their eligibility status for a student visa (type A2) or Israeli citizenship with the Israeli embassy or consulate in their country of origin. As of 2012, it’s no longer possible to enter Israel with a tourist visa and have it replaced with a student visa while in Israel. Once entering Israel with a tourist visa, the visitor must leave Israel after three months. All Visas will be handled after acceptance.  

  1. Who can apply to the Program?

  Anyone who fits the academic requirements may apply to summer course/s or internship program.  

  1. How do I submit my application?

  Applicants apply through our online application by clicking Apply Now.” The system will prompt you to submit copies of your university transcripts, CV, passport-sized photo, and personal statement, and provide contact information of your academic reference (we will contact them directly to ask for a letter of recommendation), as well as a non-refundable application fee.  

  1. What is the minimum required grade point average for admission to the program?

  The minimum required grade point average is 80/3.0 and above. Technion summer courses and internships are open to students in all fields and are particularly relevant to students with a background in: engineering, science, pre-med and business.  

  1. How many summer courses can I take?

  We recommend enrolling in no more than two academic courses during the program, since the courses are intensive.  

  1. Will I earn credits towards my degree?

  Yes, upon successful completion of your chosen course(s) and/or internship, you will be awarded a commensurate number of Technion credits.  

  1. What is the deadline for submitting an application?

  The deadline for submitting an application is March 28, 2020. 

8. Where will I live?

  Students are provided with comfortable accommodations off campus. More details will be provided upon acceptance to the program.   

9. What is the cost of the program?

 

Tuition $2,000 (USD) per course
$3,500 (USD) for 2 courses
$3,500 (USD) for Internship + 1 course*
$5,000 (USD) for Internship + 2 courses*
Housing $800 (USD) per month

  The program costs do not include airfare, meals or other personal expenses. 

10. How do I submit a recommendation letter?

  Once registered on our online application system, you will be prompted to provide an email address of a faculty member or academic supervisor at your home institution willing to provide you with a recommendation letter. An email will be sent directly to the evaluator asking them to send their recommendation letter. 

11. I am a graduate student, should I include a copy of my undergraduate transcript?

  No, this won’t be necessary, only your graduate transcripts will be reviewed as part of your application. However, if the need arises, we will notify you.

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