Study Abroad Program Overview
The Neubauer American Study Abroad Semester includes an internship plus academic course work and extracurricular activities in one of three tracks: Engineering and Science; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Industrial Design. UCEAP students can take courses from more than one track and can choose from additional courses in history, archaeology, and basic Hebrew for a truly customized learning experience. The campus, located on Mount Carmel, is nearly as large as a small city, with stunning views of Haifa Bay.
Students on this program must be able to accept certain travel restrictions. Travel to specified areas inside and outside Israel must be avoided and students are expected to closely follow all safety and security regulations and guidelines established by UCEAP, Technion, and the U.S. Department of State.
Students attend classes with host country students.
Language of Instruction
language study is optional, but encouraged to obtain the most benefit from the program.
Go to the Participants
section to see current or past calendars.
Early January to late June
For security reasons, UCEAP students are required to live in university accommodations. Technion offers over 4,000 dorm rooms, varying from 3-person to 5-person apartments. These units are designed with a shared kitchen and bathroom. 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 but do not have microwaves, stoves, or kitchenware. All apartments have wireless internet. Electricity and internet expenses are paid for separately. There are laundromats equipped with washers and dryers in every dorm village. All dorm rooms are non-smoking, but each building has a terrace where smoking is permitted. Requests for on-campus housing must be submitted at least three months in advance of arrival. On-campus housing rates for visiting students start at approximately $380 per month, depending on the dorm room and its location. Payment for housing must be made in full prior to your arrival, either with a personal check or via bank transfer.
In order to integrate more fully into the Israeli community, you will be invited to participate in cultural and other activities. The Technion International Office organizes various extracurricular events and excursions. Join clubs, sports teams, or music/theater/art groups; provide volunteer services to social organizations; participate in athletic events and religious activities; and attend lectures, discussions, and receptions in academic and community circles.
UCEAP students are supported by UC's network of EAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with EAP host universities throughout the world. Local staff abroad help students integrate into Israeli culture and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
The UCEAP Program Guide will be available in the Fall. It has program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; and housing.
You enroll in an internship course alongside the internship during the first 9 weeks of the program. During the second part of the program, you chose 3-6 courses from three academic tracks. The number of courses depends on the number of units for each course.
1. Internship course:
- You earn 10 quarter/6.7 semester UC units for the internship and the internship course together.
- The course takes place throughout the internship and includes a planning report, bi-weekly reporting sessions with the instructor, and a final report.
2. Academic courses: The Neubauer program at Technion offers three tracks:
- Engineering and Science -- offers courses in a variety of engineering and science areas
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation -- courses introduce the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the Israeli-Technion model. The core of the semester consists of a project to assist students to develop an idea into a business plan or a start-up company
- Industrial Design - offers History and theory of Industrial Design, Industrial Design and human factors in healthcare, and a studio course.
You can focus on one particular track, or you can choose courses from all three tracks. Additional courses are offered in history and archeology, and basic Hebrew.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on UCEAP:
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad: 32.5 quarter/21.7 semester UC units per semester (10 quarter/6.7 semester UC units for the internship, and 22.5 quarter/15 semester UC units for academic course work).
Research and Independent Study
Internship is the focus of the program. Additional independent study may be possible.
Test Drive Your Future
Internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume for today’s competitive job market. Stand out from your peers, gain hands-on experience, and develop your global professional network.
1. Professional Internship
Engineering – Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Computer, Industrial, Bio Medical, Medical
Students can express interest in other related fields, and Technion might find an appropriate placement. The internships, which are unpaid positions, are open to students in all fields but are particularly relevant to students with a background in engineering, science, pre-med, and business. Internship hours: 30-40 hours per week for approximately 8 weeks
2. Research Internship
Engineering and Science
Research Internships are limited to Engineering and Science. Placement will depend on the availability of faculty and their needs. Internship hours: 30-40 hours per week for approximately 8 weeks
Setting Up Your Internship (Professional and Research)
You are required to submit a resume during the UCEAP and Technion application process. The resume needs to be focused and well-written, and it should clearly indicate the area of work you are interested in. After an interview, Technion staff will match you with a sponsor.
For both the Professional and Research Internship, you need to enroll in the internship course in order to receive academic credit (see the Courses&Credit tab for more detail).
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
Estimated EAP Costs *
|Spring with Internship||24 - 24||32.5 - 32.5||21.7 - 21.7||$8,400||$6,000|
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2015-16. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2015-16 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay the same non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
- All pre-departure expenses related to visas
- Round-trip airfare
- UC fees
- Optional airport meet and greet
- On-site Orientation
- Books and other materials
- Accident and medical insurance
- Automatic transfer of classes and grades to your UC transcript
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.
Application Information and Deadlines
Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by the host university.
Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: