Technion Institute of Technology (Summer)
The University at Albany, SUNY continues to monitor and assess the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus pandemic. All Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 education abroad programs worldwide are suspended, and Fall 2021 remains uncertain. While there are no definite answers on when education abroad programming will resume, programs abroad are not expected to all re-open at the same time. Instead, when education abroad relaunches only a limited number of programs and destinations will be available, evaluated based on global travel conditions, health and safety guidelines, SUNY System Administration re-opening protocols, and UAlbany priorities. Therefore at this time, students cannot apply for any UAlbany education abroad programs for Fall 2021 or any future term, as we await guidance and approval from SUNY System Administration. The process of review and approval to re-open programs and destinations will be ongoing. As you plan now for your global future, our dedicated Education Abroad team remains ready and available to assist and guide you! Join our virtual events throughout the Spring 2021 semester and check out our credit bearing virtual options for Summer 2021.
The port-city of Haifa offers beautiful views of oceans and gardens, as well as diverse architecture and places of worship. As you walk along the streets built on Mount Carmel, enjoy the street art and dozens of new restaurants tucked into each neighborhood. With a diverse and lively student population that can be seen throughout the city, Haifa is the perfect home base for your time in Israel.
Life at Technicon Institute of Technology is not only comfortable, but engaging. Dormitories provide clubs, study rooms, as well as common rooms where students gather frequently. Cultural and sport themed events take place frequently on campus, and faculty engage with students both in their lectures and outside of them. With easy access to the rest of the city, as well as to the rest of Israel, there are endless opportunities to engage with your home away from home.
You are invited to spend an exciting summer exploring science and business Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. In addition to getting a taste of academic life at Technion, you will gain hands-on experience in your field of interest. All of the summer programs are taught in English by the institute’s prominent faculty. Built into each program are social and cultural activities exploring Israel. The summer programs are run through Technion International and are between 4-5 weeks in length.
Summer options include:
- Enhance your academic profiles with a rigorous and challenging academic experience at Israel’s oldest university and premier center for science, technology and applied research
- Enroll in one advanced course chosen from a variety of engineering and science fields in addition to one academic course on Israeli culture
Technion International’s Summer Entrepreneurship with Professional Internship program is administered by SUNY Binghamton. Please visit SUNY Binghamton’s website to apply for this program.
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
Technion provides extremely limited dormitory housing. Dorm requests must be submitted, at least three months in advance, through the Technion International School. Living in the dorms gives you the opportunity to form international friendships while encouraging a greater appreciation and understanding of the Israeli way of life.
Technion has two separate campuses – the medical school complex, which is adjacent to the Rambam Medical Center (located in Bat Galim), and the science and technology complex located at the main Technion campus in Neve Shaanan.
On-campus housing on the main Technion campus (science and technology complex) consists of 6-person apartments; in each apartment there are 3 bedrooms for 2 roommates each. These units are designed with a shared kitchen and bathroom. You will receive on-campus accommodations (if available) based on the program in which you enroll.
Bedrooms are equipped with a bed, a closet and a desk. Linens are not provided. Kitchens come with a gas or electric burner and refrigerator. Microwaves, stoves and kitchenware are not provided.
All apartments have wireless internet. There are laundromats equipped with washers and dryers in every dorm village.
You may also make your own off-campus housing arrangements. Locations close to the Technion campus include Neve Shaanan, Ramot Remez, Ramat Alon and Nesher or Ramot Yitzhak.
You can search for a rental apartment via:
• Israelet – short-term vacation apartments
• Forcheimer guesthouse on campus, can be reached at +972 (0)4 829 2429
• B&B in Haifa
There is no meal plan for this program, so you will be responsible for providing your own meals. You can cook or go to the numerous cafes and restaurants both on and off-campus.
Estimate of Costs
The Summer 2021 Estimate of Costs is forthcoming.
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Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.
ONLY SUNY STUDENTS MAY APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM. ALL SUNY APPLICANTS MUST APPLY THROUGH UALBANY IN ORDER TO RECEIVE SUNY CREDIT FOR THIS PROGRAM.
This program is intended for rising seniors (students who will complete their junior year prior to the start of the study abroad program), graduate students, and recent graduates. If you are an outstanding rising junior (student who will complete their sophomore year prior to the start of the study abroad program), you may still apply, but should be aware that the program is highly competitive and requires a strong background in the chosen course.
If you are interested in applying to Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, you should follow two steps:
1) Click “Apply Now” at the top of this page in order to access the UAlbany application materials.
2) Apply directly to Technion Institute of Technology for admission, following their procedures and observing their deadlines, and inform the University at Albany when they have been accepted. Please do not send Technion – Israel Institute of Technology’s application paperwork to the University at Albany.
On campus you will have the opportunity to participate in social and cultural programs, lectures and trips around Israel to enrich your study abroad experience.
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
About the City
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Founded in 1912, Technion is the country’s oldest university. The institute offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education.
Haifa, located in the northwest region of Israel, is the third-largest city in the State of Israel.
A valid passport is required to participate in this program. If you are a U.S. citizen, you are required to obtain a visa to enter Israel.
For all other nationalities, please check with your government and the Consulate General of Israel website to determine whether you are required to obtain a visa for this program.
Upon your acceptance, visa information will be provided by a representative from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
Summer School of Engineering and Science
May to August (dates vary)
About the Program
The University at Albany’s summer programs through Technion – Israel Institute of Technology offer you the opportunity to study science and entrepreneurship at one of Israel’s leading institutions. Internship options are available during the entrepreneurship program.
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is Israel’s premier center of science, technology and applied research. Ranked among the top 50 technology universities in the world, Technion is home to 18 faculties, and over 60 advanced research centers and institutes, and a distinguished faculty of over 600, including three Nobel laureates. Technion graduates have brought the unique skills and penchant for innovation which helped conceive and consolidate the modern State of Israel – commonly acknowledged to be the “Start-Up Nation.”
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The summer semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes.
Upon arrival at Technion Institute of Technology, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
Technion Institute of Technology’s International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.