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  • Locations: Haifa, Israel
  • Program Terms: Spring and/or Summer
  • Restrictions: UM applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring and/or Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications, please see Dates & Deadlines or contact the sponsoring office for more information.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2nd Year (Sophomore), 3rd Year (Junior), 4th Year + (Senior)
Click here for a definition of this term Foreign Language Required: No Click here for a definition of this term Experience Type: Study/Education, Work/Internship
Click here for a definition of this term Discovery Search Keyword: GoAbroadStudy, InternshipProjectAbroad, StudyAbroadSpringSummer, UndergradSpringSummer
Program Description:

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International Summer in Entrepreneurship with Professional Internship in Haifa, Israel



HaifaThis summer program is offered through Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, which is the top university in Israel, consistently ranked among the world's top science and technology research universities. Israel has the highest concentration of high-tech companies outside of Silicon Valley.  

Students will begin their international experience with an 8-week internship at one of Israel's many high-tech companies based in Haifa, affording them the opportunity to apply engineering skills in practice, as well as honing intercultural communication and business skills. After the conclusion of the internship, students will participate in academic coursework for 3.5 weeks: select from two courses focused on entrepreneurship and business topics, as well as a humanities course on contemporary Israeli society. Program activities include industry visits and tours of major Israeli tourist attractions.

Professional Applications: international experiences offer students the opportunity to observe and engage in engineering as a global profession.  Participants on this program, in particular, will benefit from the following professional development opportunities:
  • Networking | engage with students, business owners, and faculty from Israel and around the world
  • Access to Industry | direct contact and interaction with businesses
  • Professional Practice | the internship allows students to hone personal and professional skills and habits, and broaden their perspectives


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA*
  • Current U-M Ann Arbor University of Michigan students in good academic standing, priority consideration will be given to:
    • Engineering students who meet the requirements
    • Non-Engineering students in STEM and/or business majors
  • Undergraduate students only
  • Sophomore or above**
  • There is no foreign language proficiency requirement for the program
*A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for this program; students are not allowed to petition for an exception to GPA rules.

**Class standing for IPE programs is determined by year of study, regardless of credit hours earned. Applicants must have completed the required year(s) of college study by the program start date.


All participants will earn a total of 6 credits for this program (internship + academic courses)


All participants must participate in an internship for which they will receive academic credit at U-M: ENGR 196 (1 credit)


All participants must enroll in the Israeli society course + ONE entrepreneurship course  
1)     Issues in Contemporary Israeli Society (all students):
  • JUDAIC 300-level (2 credits)
  • International Course for the International Minor for Engineers 
  • Humanities (HU)
 2)     Entrepreneurship Course (students choose 1 of 2 course tracks):
ENTR 411 Practicum
ENTR 409 Into to Venture Capital (1 credit) + ENTR 410 Finding Your Venture (2 credits)

Students should consult with their Academic Program Advisor regarding what program degree requirements may be met with these courses.


College of Engineering Students: In order to earn transfer credit for IPE semester study abroad programs, the College of Engineering requires students to earn the equivalent of a “C” grade or better in the course. 

Non-CoE Students: please contact your home unit/academic program advisor to determine how the credit earned on this program will be posted to your U-M transcript, and whether you are required to achieve a minimum grade in a course in order to earn U-M credit.


2019 Program Fee: $6,445
Program fees will be charged directly to U-M student accounts.

Program Fee Includes :

  • GEOBlue Travel Abroad Health Insurance (Coverage from May 4 - August 2, 2019, to include travel days to/from the program site)
  • Required IPE pre-departure orientation (April 6, 2019)
  • Internship
  • Tuition for both courses
  • On-site accommodation
  • All social and cultural activities
  • All transportation for program-related travel (note:  this does NOT include costs associated with flights to/from Israel)

Click Here to View All Estimated Program Expenses


Israel Travel Award (ITA)

Managed by The Global Engagement and Education Abroad (GEEA) team at U-M's International Center The ITA is designed to financially support students who will be engaging in educational travel to Israel.  

  • Amount:
Awards will be made in the amount of at least $1000 to cover expenses such as program fees, transportation, room & board, and/or local excursions made in connection with the experience.
  • Eligibility: 
U-M Ann Arbor student, regardless of citizenship, enrolled in a degree program
Must in good academic standing
Open to both undergraduate and graduate students
Must be returning to campus for at least one semester prior to graduation
  • Application Deadline:
April 15, 2019

Click Here to Learn More About Available Funding

Passport and Visa

Students going on an IPE Program are required to have a passport which is valid for six months beyond the end date of their program.  For this program, your passport must be valid through January 2020.
U.S. citizens who participate in this program are required to obtain a visa prior to departure.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, refer to the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to determine if you need a visa to enter the country. 

If a visa is required, please inform the IPE program advisor.  IPE can offer guidance and help facilitate the collection of required documentation from the host institution; however, only the immigration officials of the host country can answer specific questions regarding your application. IPE does not represent foreign governments, nor do we create visa regulations. 

+Please note the following:
  • It is the student’s responsibility to research and obtain the required entry/exit documents (i.e. student visa).  Visa requirements vary greatly by program destination and citizenship of the student. 
  • IPE does not guarantee that students can obtain the appropriate visa for this international experience.
  • IPE does not grant visas for students nor claim to be a visa authority.
  • Students cannot apply for a visa until after they have committed to the program.   Once students have confirmed participation in the program, IPE will help gather the required documents needed for the visa application.
  • The visa process can be time-consuming and quite detailed.  If a visa is required, you should start the application process upon confirmation in the program.
  • International students are strongly encouraged to contact the U-M International Center to inquire about how this program may impact their U.S. student visa.

Learn more about IPE's role in the visa process if you are required to obtain one.

Passport Photos:
IPE offers a free passport photo service by appointment every Friday that classes are in session in the IPE office (245 Chrysler). Undergraduate CoE students needing passport photo(s) for a passport or visa application may drop in to have these photos taken and printed for free. 

Make Your 10-minute Appointment

In your appointment request, please include the following information:
  • What is the international experience you need the photo(s) for?
  • Where is the international experience you need the photo(s) for?
  • How many photos do you need?
Click here for more information on IPE's free passport photo service. 

Application Procedures

IMPORTANT NOTE:  While this program is marked as having "Rolling Admission", complete applications will not be reviewed until the deadline.  Upon notification of acceptance, students will have 7 days to submit their confirmation decision.

MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS POLICY: Please note that the M-Compass application system allows students to open multiple applications for the same term, but IPE has specific rules regarding the number of applications per student we will review. Please refer to our Multiple Applications Policy for details, and contact your IPE advisor if you have any questions.

Dates & Deadlines

Key Program Dates: May 6 - July 31, 2019
Arrival Date & First Night in Housing: May 6, 2019
Departure Date: July 31, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application deadline for this program has been extended until March 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm.  Admissions decisions for applications that are submitted before the extended deadline will be issued on a rolling basis, as space allows.?

ORIENTATION: All participants who confirm participation in the program must complete two mandatory components to the Pre-departure Orientation:

  1. The Online Supplement to Pre-Departure Orientation is a self-paced online course that must be completed any time before 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2019.  Additional information will be provided to students once confirmed in the program.
  2. In-person Pre-departure Orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 p.m. on North Campus.


Students will reside with students from across the world in 6-person apartments (twin rooms) on the Technion campus with the following amenities:?
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom (kitchens are equipped with a gas or electric burner and refrigerator)
  • Furnished twin bedrooms (bed, closet, desk)
  • WiFi (electricity and internet usage are not included in the program fee)
For additional information and photos, please visit Technion's Housing website.

Need to Know

Contact Information

Lead Advisor: Matt Hancock,
International Programs in Engineering
245 Chrysler Center, 2121 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2091
Phone: (734) 647-7129
Fax: (734) 647-7081

Christine Gordon
Assistant Director, Curriculum and Experiential learning
Center for Entrepreneurship
3350 Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094
Phone: (734) 763-2903

Visit the International Programs in Engineering website for additional resources and information for engineering students.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring and/or Summer 2019 03/17/2019
Rolling Admission 05/06/2019 07/31/2019
NOTE: The deadline for this program has been extended until March 17, 2019. Applications must be completed by 11:59 PM in order to be considered for Summer 2019 admission.

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications, please see Dates & Deadlines or contact the sponsoring office for more information.