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Dept ENGR: Haifa, Technion Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
View program dates and deadlines
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Engineering
Type of Program:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English, Hebrew
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


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 13,000 students can choose from 19 faculties, and from 49 undergraduate and 65 graduate programs in engineering, science, architecture, medicine and management.

Ranked among the top technological universities in the world, the Technion has a distinguished faculty of 550 that includes two 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. The Technion's semester, summer and year-long programs in English are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world.

Students can enroll in an optional introductory Ulpan, intensive Hebrew study program at the University of Haifa before the regular semester program. The Ulpan does have an additional cost, so is not required, but is strongly encouraged. Students then complete a full course load of courses offered in English at the Technion. Information about the range of courses can be found on the Technion website. Students may also take one humanities course at the University of Haifa during the semester. Local staff determine whether you have met the prerequisites for chosen courses. 

Countries with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning

In order to comply with Penn State's International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries with active U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings are required to submit a petition for a waiver to the Standing Advisory Committee on International Student Travel. This petition will be included in the online application process for this program. For more information regarding the travel warning, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis.

Students are required to register for a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Students can register for a maximum of 15 credits.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Dept ENGR Haifa Course Equivalency List*. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu


Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Junior class standing or higher at time of study
  • This program is open only to students in the College of Engineering

Housing and Meals


Students will arrange their housing directly with the Technion. All students at the International School receive a private room in a five-person high-standard apartment, which they share with their Israeli and other international peers. These apartments have 5 private bedrooms. The students share a kitchen, dinning area, shower and toilets.  Many cafeterias and restaurants are also located on campus.


Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.


Financial Aid & Scholarships


Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.


For More Information


Penn State College of Engineering has resources to help students gain international experience. The college's international office is located in 204 Hammond Building, and international engineering envoys are available during fall and spring semesters to help answer your questions. In addition, there is a study abroad adviser in each department in the college who can help to answer academic questions that you may have. Please see the Global Engineering website for information about our office, programs for College of Engineering students, and the College of Engineering International Travel Grant. In addition, it is strongly recommended that all College of Engineering students take ENGR 111: Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication for Engineers, a 1 credit online course, before their semester abroad. 

For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our 
Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.


How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 03/17/2015 06/29/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Academic Year 2015-2016 01/20/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed