Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is Israel’s premier center of science, technology and applied research situated in the beautiful and historic coastal city of Haifa. Ranked among the top technological universities in the world, Technion is home to 18 faculties, 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 referred to as the “Start-Up Nation.”

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2018
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: In addition to the GEO application, all applicants must complete the host institution or program’s application.
  • Official Transcript
  • CV/Resume
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation: This should be from a faculty member.
  • 1 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2]): Student’s first and last name should be written on the back if hard copy.
  • Letter Addressing Course Interests
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Nominations
  • GEO: Must be nominated by GEO coordinator.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Students can take courses in Hebrew or English. All courses within the Neubauer program are taught in English. Students are able to enroll in courses at Technion as well as within the different Neubauer programs.

Northeastern students will follow the credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • Students take 20 credits per semester at Technion to be full time
  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.8 (1 Technion credit=0.8 NU credits)
  • For example, a 2 credit Technion course will come in as 1.6 NU credits, a 3.5 credit course will come in as 2.8 NU credits
  • Courses vary in credit load, students should attempt to take 20 credits total

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $TBD
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

     

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2017
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: In addition to the GEO application, all applicants must complete the host institution or program’s application.
  • Official Transcript
  • CV/Resume
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation: This should be from a faculty member.
  • 1 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2]): Student’s first and last name should be written on the back if hard copy.
  • Letter Addressing Course Interests
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Nominations
  • GEO: Must be nominated by GEO coordinator.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • Students take 20 credits per semester at Technion to be full time
  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.8 (1 Technion credit=0.8 NU credits)
  • For example, a 2 credit Technion course will come in as 1.6 NU credits, a 3.5 credit course will come in as 2.8 NU credits
  • Courses vary in credit load, students should attempt to take 20 credits total

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Students can take courses in Hebrew or English. All courses within the Neubauer program are taught in English. Students are able to enroll in courses at Technion as well as within the different Neubauer programs.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

Within the colorful mosaic that is Israel, the Technion is located in Haifa, capital of northern Israel. Home to over a quarter of a million residents, the city is considered the gateway to the Galilee. Throughout the years, it has also gained a name for its diversity and tolerance. Haifa has an outstanding record of coexistence among its population of Jews, Christians, Muslims and other minorities, clearly reflecting its cultural and religious harmony.

Within the colorful mosaic that is Israel, the Technion is located in Haifa, capital of northern Israel. Home to over a quarter of a million residents, the city is considered the gateway to the Galilee. Throughout the years, it has also gained a name for its diversity and tolerance. Haifa has an outstanding record of coexistence among its population of Jews, Christians, Muslims and other minorities, clearly reflecting its cultural and religious harmony.

Technion is located in Haifa, the capital city of northern Israel.  Home to over a quarter of a million residents, the city is considered the gateway to the Galilee, a scenic and historic region that is popular amongst tourists and locals alike.  Much like Israel itself is a colorful Mosaic, Haifa itself has gained a name for its diversity and tolerance. It has an outstanding record of coexistence among its population of Jews, Christians, Muslims and other minorities, clearly reflecting its cultural and religious harmony.

An hour drive from Tel Aviv, the city is also less than two hours away from Jerusalem. Overlooking the entire northern coast of Israel, Haifa is bordered on one side by a forest and on the other side by the Mediterranean sea. In between, sits a bustling center of high tech, housing giants of both Israeli and foreign industries. This technological hub has spawned some of the world’s most important scientific breakthroughs.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • On-Campus: Students may ask for assistance with finding accommodations in the city of Haifa or may request on-campus housing through Technion International. Housing costs range between $380-$500 (USD) per month depending on the number of tenants per room and location. For more information we urge you to contact the Study Abroad Coordinator at visitors@int.technion.ac.il

Host University or Organization

In 1924, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel’s first university, opened its doors and began the historic task of preparing young men and women to build a new nation. Today, the Technion is Israel’s primary science-technology university and the largest center of applied research. The Institute’s 13,000 students can choose from 18 academic departments, 53 undergraduate and 67 graduate programs in engineering, science, architecture, medicine and management.

Ranked among the top technological universities in the world, the Technion has a distinguished faculty of 540 that includes two Nobel Prize-winning scientists. These faculty members collaborate with leading scientists in research projects worldwide. The campus houses 42 research institutes and centers and 9 interdisciplinary centers of excellence. Visiting academics and some 400 overseas graduate students provide an international atmosphere.

The Technion campus comprises 300 acres with 86 buildings. The main campus houses classes and labs in science, engineering and architecture. The Technion faculty of medicine is located near the Haifa Bay, adjacent to the Rambam Medical Center.

Since 1927 the Technion has awarded 84,000 degrees. At any given time, the Technion has a strong presence of visitors from abroad. It has an active student exchange program with almost 100 universities world-wide, foreign full time undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, post-docs and academic visitors from all over the world, and for various periods of time.

Coordinators