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Technion International School of Engineering
Haifa, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Haifa, in the north of the country, is the third-largest city in Israel. It is a busy port city that sits high on Mount Carmel. The Carmelites, a Catholic religious order, were founded here in the twelfth century. Today, Haifa brings together hi-tech commerce and the arts; the city is a center for cinema, theater, and concerts of all kinds. It also has a cosmopolitan mix of inhabitants, including a high proportion of immigrants from the former Soviet Union. And for a unique experience visit the Baha’I World Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the slopes of Mount Carmel.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Technion website. The courses that the Technion offers in English each year changes, however the majority of English-taught courses are offered through the Civil Engineering department. Students who are fluent in Hebrew may be able to select courses from the regular department offerings.
The Technion does not require that students study Hebrew while at the university, however we certainly encourage it. Students have the option of participating in the pre semester Ulpan at the University of Haifa.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to the Technion and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take approximately 16 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between the Technion and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at the Technion will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. You will receive 3-4 credits per class taken at the Technion. It is not possible to take classes not-for-credit, nor is it possible to take classes as Pass/Fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Spring Semester: Late February – Early July
Optional Ulpan begins in late January
Academic Year: Late October – Early July
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
The Technion places visiting students in on-campus apartments. In most cases students will be placed in a private room within a five person apartment with no more than one other international student, and the rest of your roommates will be Israeli. In your room you will be provided with a bed, desk, closet, and shelves, as well as sheets, a blanket, and a pillow.
The kitchen comes equipped with a refrigerator and electric stove-top burner. While dishes, utensils, and other appliances are not provided, most Israeli roommates are happy to share their kitchen supplies with their international roommates. There is no meal plan at the university so you will need to cook for yourself. Utilities are shared by the suitemates. Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the Technion. Apartments with kosher kitchens are available upon request.
For more information about accommodations, please visit the Technion web page.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Rutgers Study in Israel Scholarships- A limited number of scholarships are available to all Rutgers students through the Jewish Studies department. For more information please visit the Jewish Studies Department website.
MASA Grant- Available to all Jewish undergraduate students participating in a MASA-affiliated program. For more information please visit the MASA website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.