Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
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 Technion – Israel 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.
The Study Abroad program offered through Technion – Israel Institute of Technology offers a challenging and intensive course load that can be tailored to meet your specific interests.
Course Descriptions and Syllabi
Courses are offered in fields of:
• Engineering and Science
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Architecture and Product Design
Courses are taught in English, but you may also enroll in a conversational Hebrew course. If you have sufficient language proficiency, you may be eligible to take regular Technion courses taught in Hebrew.
During the Spring semester, you can participate in the Neubauer American Spring Semester in Engineering and Science Program, which includes an internship in a high tech/start-up company or a Technion laboratory.
Review Technion – Israel Institute of Technology’s website for more information regarding course offerings.
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:
• Craigslist – apartments for rent
• Israelet – short-term vacation apartments
• Forcheimer guesthouse on campus, can be reached at +972 (0)4 829 2429
• B&B in Haifa
• Couchsurfing – a network that connects travelers with locals and can provide short term housing
You may want to discuss with your host, options for short-term housing until you find a more permanent arrangement.
There is no meal plan for this program. You may choose to purchase meals in the cafeteria, cook, or eat out at local restaurants.
Estimate of Costs
The Academic Year 2020-21 Estimate of Costs is forthcoming.
Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
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.
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 – Israel Institute of Technology for admission, following their procedures and observing their deadlines, and inform the University at Albany once you have submitted your Technion – Israel Institute of Technology application materials. Please do not send Technion – Israel Institute of Technology’s application materials to the University at Albany.
You may enjoy tourist attractions and events off campus, on your own.
Student Clubs and Organizations
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.
“Studying abroad helped me realize that the world is so much larger than New York State and UAlbany. There are so many places to see, people to meet, and meals to eat. Additionally, studying abroad taught me a great deal about independence and helped me overcome many fears I had before travelling abroad.”
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.
More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
- Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
- Fall/Year/Summer programs: December
Academic Year 2020-2021
About the Program
The University at Albany’s program through Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a science-based program that is ideal for STEM and/or Judaic Studies majors and minors.
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 fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at Technion – Israel 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 – Israel Institute of Technology’s International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.