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Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Direct Enroll)

The Program

Technion is one of the leading institutes of science and engineering in Israel and the world. The institute was recently counted among the top ten universities for educating CEOs of American technology companies worth over 1 billion USD by Bloomberg Financial, and ranked in sixth place worldwide for innovation and entrepreneurship by the MIT/Skoltech Initiative.

In September 2014, the Technion and the Neubauer Family Foundation established the Neubauer American Study Abroad Program (“the Neubauer Program”) with the objective of attracting American students to spend a significant period at Technion and in Israel and to expose them to its academic excellence as well as its innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem. American students will study in classes with Israeli students and enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities as will be detailed.

The Academics

Technion International, together with the Department of Humanities & Arts offers a beginner’s Hebrew language course for international visitors. The course is offered each semester and is open to all visiting students. The course will provide knowledge of the Hebrew letters, vocabulary and basic language and grammar structures. Students will acquire elementary reading, writing and communication skills to use during their visit. The course will be taught during the semester.

Technion’s three Focused Semester Tracks – each one consists of academic courses and extracurricular activities. Students are invited to choose a study track or simply choose course options and activities listed online. Additional courses are offered in history and archaeology, and basic Hebrew.

Neubauer – Engineering and Science – In this program, students can build a curriculum from courses offered in various engineering and science fields, such as civil engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and other fields. Courses are given at the second, third and fourth year undergraduate levels.

Neubauer – Entrepreneurship and Innovation – This program is tailored to high-tech minded individuals who are interested in developing ideas into a business plan or start-up. Students will learn about the Israeli entrepreneurial ecosystem and take introductory courses in entrepreneurship and innovation, finance and marketing for high-tech start-ups. They will also, work on a business project with professional mentors (preparing a business plan for the commercialization of their idea and a VC presentation which they will give towards the end of the program). The semester begins with a 3-Day Start-up Boot Camp.

Neubauer – Introduction to Medicine – This program is intended for students in pre-med/ health tracks, exposing them to the various facets of the doctor-patient relationship and ethical aspects of clinical medicine, as well as advanced clinical practices and research. As part of the academic program, students participate in real-life clinical settings and may take a course offered by the Technion American Medical School Program (TeAMS). The program also provides students with an opportunity  to shadow a physician for You may review the courses conducted in English at Technion here .

Internships –  In addition to and as part of the Neubauer Program, students are invited to take an internship for a minimum of 8 weeks (200 hours). Internships can be taken prior to, during (to a certain extent) and following the Spring Semester.

Professional Internships at high-tech, start-up or engineering companies. Professional Internships can last from 8 weeks up to a full year, and provide excellent work experience in the Israeli entrepreneurial ecosystem. Internships will be provided mainly in the Haifa area (Caesarea-Yokneam)

Research Internships with Technion faculty facing real-life scientific challenges. Research internships can last from 8 weeks up to a full year, and provide excellent research experience in cutting-edge laboratories.

All internships are unpaid. Professional internships will be granted academic credit.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

Important!
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.

General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

 Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ENVE 4999 or ENGR 3195 Independent Study 14010 Engineering for Developing Communities 3 12/31/2020

The Experience

All students enrolled in a Neubauer Semester Program will be provided with either on-campus housing or off campus accommodations through the Technion. Housing costs can range between $380-$500 per month, depending on the number of tenants per room and location.

All extracurricular activities and experiences are open to students enrolled in a Neubauer Program and include:

  • Studying in classes with Israeli students
  • Trips around Israel – Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Golan Heights and the North of Israel
  • Lectures and cultural activities – weekly lectures by entrepreneurs and cultural lectures about Israeli literature, cinema, politics, geography, history and culture providing the full 360 about Israel
  • 3-Day Start-up Boot Camp
  • Social activities like: celebrating holidays, Shabbat dinners, movie nights etc.

Finances

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Spring
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 03/20/2018 07/27/2018

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Sciences, Business, Engineering, Public Health
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75