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UF in Haifa Engineering Entrepreneurship & Internship
Haifa, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer C
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer C 2018 03/15/2018 03/15/2018 05/20/2017 08/03/2018
Fact Sheet:
Level:
Undergraduate
Language Requirement:
None
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language of Instruction:
English
Program Advisor: Angela Miller
Type of Credit:
UF GPA
Open to non-UF students:
Yes Program Type: Internship, UF Sponsored
College:
Engineering Field of Study: Engineering, Entrepreneurship
Program Description:

UF in Haifa

Engineering Entrepreneurship & Internship
Summer C: May 20-August 3, 2018 

About the Program


The UF in Haifa: Engineering Entrepreneurship & Internship study abroad program seeks to increase student engagement in international experiences by engaging them in a unique study tour and internship program. The program will take place in Israel to leverage Israel’s status as the Start-up Nation of the world. The Economist notes that Israel now has more high-tech start-ups and a larger venture capital industry per capita than any other country in the world and is the ideal location for a study abroad program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.
 
Students will participate in an 8-week internship program in various engineering firms. Technion Israel Institute of Technology will coordinate the internship placement for students in high-tech start-up companies closely related to their major field of study. Working as an intern enables students to connect theory with practice and apply the engineering and scientific principles learned in the classroom to a real-world professional environment.  Completing an internship abroad is an invaluable opportunity to learn about local business and engineering practices and customs, hone personal as well as professional skills and habits; and broaden perspectives.
 
This program will contribute six (6) credit hours towards the Engineering Innovation Minor for undergraduates or the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate for graduate students.
 
The UF in Haifa: Engineering Entrepreneurship & Internship Study Abroad Program is an 11-week, 6-credits, combined study and internship program in Summer C for engineering undergraduate students in Haifa, Israel.  Students will learn about the entrepreneurship culture and intern at a high-tech startup in Haifa.

 
About the Location

Haifa is the third-largest city in the State of Israel after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The city of Haifa forms part of the Haifa metropolitan area and is home to the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, a renowned public research university in Israel, described as Israel’s MIT.  

Haifa is also home to MATAM, the largest and oldest business park in Israel, which hosts a large number of Israeli and international hi-tech companies, such as Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Yahoo, Wix, and Philips.

Haifa is also home to the Bahai World Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a destination for Bahai pilgrims.
 
 
Excursions

Tour of the Bahai Gardens, German Colony, and Culinary tour of Haifa. Day trip to Caesarea National Park, Nazareth and Holy Christian sites located along the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee.  Trips to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, and  Israeli food workshop are included.


Eligibility/Requirements

  • Open to all Engineering majors

  • 3.0 GPA or higher

  • 3 EG and above

  • UF Instructor approval

  • Resume for internship 

  • Technion Internship placement form: http://regint.technion.ac.il/


*All applicants must meet with Ping Neo for an information session prior to completion of the application. Email: pneo@eng.ufl.edu


Housing

  • On-campus - double occupancy rooms


Scholarships

 


Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your Financial Aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.


2018 Pricing

  • 2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $5,008

  • 2018 Graduate Program Fee: $5,504


A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure.
If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.



What's Included

Tuition for 6 credits, all room/board, select course-related excursions, local bus pass, course material packets, international health insurance and emergency medical assistance.



What's Not Included

Round-trip airfare, course textbook, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

 


Course Information
  • EGN 4641 Engineering Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • EGN 4949 Engineering Internship (3 credits) - resume and matching form required by Technion
  • EGN 6640 Entrepreneurship for Engineers (graduate level) Courses are taught by UF faculty with guest lectures by local experts
  • EGN 6949 Graduate Internship
  • Internship examples: http://int.technion.ac.il/internships-2/

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6
   

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Dr. Angela Miller, Director 
Study Abroad Services

amiller@ufic.ufl.edu

Faculty Program Director
Prof. Erik Sander    
Email: esander@eng.ufl.edu

Engineering International Programs Coordinator
Ping Neo                
Email: pneo@eng.ufl.edu