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  • Locations: Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:

Program Overview     

"Entrepreneurial Leadership with Embedded Travel to Israel" will be offered as ENGR 310.001 (3 cr) in Spring, 2018. This new embedded travel course is the first study abroad opportunity for Penn State students interested in entrepreneurship and it is the only such program for students enrolled in the Inter-college Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation ( Students in any major are invited to apply.

In the middle of this semester-long course, faculty and students will travel together to Israel, the so-called Startup Nation. Travel dates coincide with Spring Break, March 2 - 11, 2018. The special history and founding story of Israel have given rise to a pervasive entrepreneurial mindset in the culture and society. The course will focus not only on entrepreneurship and innovation in Israel but across the Middle East. During our nine days, we plan to visit start-ups and meet entrepreneurs in agriculture, IT/media, high tech and tourism. We'll tour historic sites, see the desert, perhaps swim in the Dead Sea and experience modern city life as well. We'll stay about half the nights in Tel Aviv, the other half in Jerusalem with day trips to sites in smaller cities like Beer Sheva, and to farms in rural areas.

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Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • No pre-requisites. 
  • This course is open to students of all majors at University Park only.
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.  Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals

During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - housing information not available at this time.

Program Costs

Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Embedded Programs Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.

For More Information

For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Anne Hoag by emailing

How to Apply

 The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department.  The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must email a current resume, a statement detailing why they are applying, a reference other than parents, and answers to the following questions to 1. Are you an ENTI minor? 2. What is your class standing? 3. What e-ship courses have you taken? 4. What is your GPA?

Studying Abroad with a Disability

Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring- Embedded 2018 08/22/2017
Rolling Admission 03/03/2018 03/11/2018
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Anne Hoag by emailing if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.
Spring- Embedded 2019 08/21/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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