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  • Locations: Haifa, Israel
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 16 Weeks per term: 18
Language of Instruction: English, Hebrew Academic Disciplines: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Meg Sonstroem International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
 
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Location Information

PROGRAM DATES
Spring semester:  March - July
Academic Year:  October - July


LOCATION
This university is located in Haifia, Israel.  To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov
http://www.lonelyplanet.com


HOST INSTITUTION
Global E³ is an exchange program for engineering students: a student can study abroad while continuing to pay tuition at home. With member universities in 18 countries, students at 50+ universities have the opportunity to study abroad. Global E³ exchanges about 200-250 students a year. Georgia Tech is a member of Global E³ and GT students may apply to go abroad for a semester or academic year to GE³ partner institutions such as IT Bandung.

In 1924, the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel's first university, opened its doors and began the historic task of preparing young men and women to build a new nation. Today, the Technion is Israel's primary science-technology university and the largest center of applied research. The Institute's 14,000 students can choose from 18 faculties, and from 50 undergraduate and 82 graduate programs in engineering, science, architecture, medicine and management.

Ranked among the top technological universities in the world, Technion has a distinguished faculty of 550 that includes three Nobel Prize-winning scientists. These faculty members collaborate with leading scientists on research projects worldwide. The campus houses 40 research institutes and centers and nine interdisciplinary centers of excellence. Visiting academics and some 400 overseas graduate students provide an international atmosphere.  

Technion’s semester, summer and year-long programs in English are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world.

HOUSING
  • student dormitory 
  • other off-campus housing
Visiting international students receive on-campus housing, depending on availability - a shared room in an apartment with their international peers. The students share a kitchen, dining area, shower and toilets. All apartments have internet.

Request for on-campus housing must be submitted at least three months in advance, through Technion International.

MEALS
  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining
Technion has over 20 restaurants, cafeterias, and cafes located on campus. All eateries are kosher except for one. There is also a kitchen in every dorm so students can cook as much as they need. Each dorm village has a small grocery store and a larger grocery store is located walking distance from the Technion campus.
Eligibility
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
COURSE INFORMATION
Courses offered in English can be found here.

The main teaching language at the Technion is Hebrew. Courses are offered in English in the following areas: 

Biotechnology
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management
Mechanical Engineering
Hebrew Intensive Ulpan
Humanities Courses

Students may take additional humanities classes at the University of Haifa.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM AND GRADING SYSTEM
1 academic credit hour = 1 GT credit

Full-time undergraduate students are typically required to complete approximately 16 credits per semester to be considered full-time students. Students coming for the semester/academic year are recommended to take 3-5 academic courses.

One academic lecture hour (50 minutes) represents one credit point.
One tutorial or one laboratory hour represents one half credit point.

The courses in the study abroad program can usually be characterized as third and fourth year undergraduate courses. They may be considered elective courses at some colleges. The courses usually comprise periodic homework assignments, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. Some courses involve off-site activities and visits to Israeli industry.
GRADING SYSTEM
A+, A, A- = A
B+, B, B- = B
C+, C = C
D = D
E = F
 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.

Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Meg Sonstroem